IMPACT 12 days of gifts
Happy Holidays from your friends at IMPACT!
In celebration of the holiday season we will be sending 12 days of tips and tools.
We hope you find something helpful.

Day 5 - How to See Group Assignments in Student Preview Mode

Blackboard’s Student Preview mode is a super useful tool, but can be a little confusing at times. For example, if you’ve ever created a group assignment in Blackboard, you may have noticed that the assignment disappears in Student Preview mode. This is because instructors are not enrolled in any of the groups. Want to see the assignment as it appears to students? Here’s a hack for that:
  1. Enter student preview mode by clicking on the icon (see screenshot) at the top right corner of the screen.
two arrows circling a green dot. this is the button to enter student preview mode.
  1. Next, click the Exit Preview button in the top right corner of the screen.
two buttons: the one on the left says
  1. You should see a pop-up message asking if you want to delete or keep the preview user data. Choose the second option, “Keep the preview user and all data.”
Exit student preview pop-up window. There are two options: delete the preview user and all data, or keep the preview user and all data. Select keep the preview user and click continue at the bottom of the window.
  1. Back in Instructor mode, go to your Users and Groups page, and select a group to join. Click “Edit Group”.
while clicking the dropdown menu next to a group, the menu shows
  1. Scroll down to the bottom of the group settings and click “Add Users” to add yourself to the group.
Membership options: add users and remove all users.
  1. Search for your preview user account, and add it to the group.
check the box next to your user name underscore preview user
  1. When you toggle back to student preview mode, you will now see the group activity the way students see it.
Blackboard course in student preview mode, looking at the group tools as a student.
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