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Blackboard Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Pseudo-Student Accounts

How can I preview my course from the perspective of my students?

Some faculty may want to enroll themselves as a student in their Blackboard courses to see what students see, but to do this they need a Z-ID (ie: student login for Blackboard). Faculty using Blackboard to teach can request pseudo-Z-IDs for themselves at DoIT's forms website at https://ssl.niu.edu/app/itsforms/.

As of the May 25, 2014 Blackboard upgrade, faculty/staff no longer need to create a separate Pseudo-Student account to view their course as a student! Please refer to the Student Preview feature for more details.

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Last Updated: 07/30/2015