Is there any way I can see what students will see in my Blackboard course site? Does the Faculty Member have a fake or temporary ID to log in as a student?
When Edit Mode is off for a course, the view is similar to that of your students. The only exception is that you will see the Control Panel(and they don't) as well as an Edit Mode toggle button in the upper right-hand corner (that they don't see either). Anytime you want to preview a certain portion of your course to see it as your students see it, just click on that link in the course navigation menu.
Faculty can request a pseudo-student account (ZID) and then add that account to a Blackboard course to preview course activities. See Pseudo-Student Accounts for more information.