Switch roles

Why use it?

Switching roles will allow you to view pages in Moodle as a user with a different Role. For example, you can view how your course content is displayed to students.

Step 1: Switch role to…

Click on the user icon or your user image in the top right-hand corner of the page and select Switch role to… from the drop-down list.

Step 2: Select a role

Choose a role to get an idea of how someone with that role will see the course.


Note: Switching roles is not perfect because you remain the same user, and your user may not have things like grades, which will make some student views look different than a real student might see. Therefore, this will not be a 100% accurate view.

Step 3: Return to your normal role

Click on the user icon again (top right corner) and select Return to my normal role.

An image of the options available through the user icon where the return to my normal role function is located.