New Feature! How to add a Test Student account in Blackboard

How to add a Test Student account:

After completing this tutorial you will be able to:

  • Create a Test Student Account
  • Enroll your Test Student in your current course(s)
  • View and participate in your course(s) as a student.

 1.       Navigate to the Control Panel located underneath the course menu.

Add Test Student Step 1

 2.       Click on the Course Tools link to expand the submenu

3.       Click on the Add Test Student link

The Create Test Student Account page will open the first time you access the Add Test Student course tool.  The system generates a default student account name. The account name is your Atlas username followed by an underscore and an s. Example: username_s

Add Test Student Step 3

4.   Type in your secure Atlas password (recommended) and confirm.

5.    The Enroll checkbox is selected by default

6.   Click Submit

A screen appears indicating you have created a Student account and providing you with 2 options:

a.      Unenroll Test User

Note: Unenrolling the test user will also delete all the work produced by this user

b.      Change Test User Password

Add Test Student Step 6

Adding your Test Student account to another course:

The Test Student Account: atlasusername_s  will be used for ALL courses you wish to enroll as a student inside BBLearn 9.1.  Remember to log in to the system as an instructor in order to enroll as a Test Student.

To enroll yourself as a Test Student in any of your courses return to:

1.       Add Test Student link under the course tool menu located at the Control Panel inside your course.

Add Test Student Step 1

The Modify Test Student Account page will appear prompting you to:

a.       Enroll Test User

b.      Change Test User Password

Add Test Student Step Modify 1

2.      Select Enroll Test User to add yourself as a student in your course.

Add Test Student Step Modify 2

3.      Repeat this process for all the courses you are teaching and wish to enroll as a student.

Changing Test Student password

If you use your Atlas password for your Test Student account, and change it later, Blackboard will not automatically update your password.  To change password, repeat the steps to access the Add Test Student menu under the control panel

1.       Click on link Add Test Student Step 1 2. Change Test User Password Add Test Student Step Modify 3

 

Testing the Test Student account

To test your Test Student account, logout of the course and log in using your Test Student Account

Important Note

This is a real student account and it is bound by the same restrictions as regular student accounts.  You will not be able to see or access a course before or after its availability dates.

Support

If you have any questions or problems please contact us at onlinehelp [AT] valenciacollege.edu

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3 Responses to New Feature! How to add a Test Student account in Blackboard

  1. Cheryl says:

    Hi,
    We love this feature. Can you advise how you created it? We do not have the Add Test Student option in our Control Panel so we are thinking you must have created a script of customization for it. Will you share this info with us?
    Regards, Cheryl McCann, mccannc@ct.edu

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