Topic administration - preview as a student (switch role to)

This entry relates to styles and layout, topic administration, and any situation where you set up activities and resources.

FLO allows you to preview your content and activities as a student would. This is particularly useful when checking the setup and design of your topic (the building and testing phases).


  1. In your topic, in the top toolbar open the drop-down menu next to your name/login
    My FLO drop-down

  2. Click Switch role to
    Switch role to...

  3. In the next screen, select Student from the list (note that this view may not be perfect – see Moodle Switch roles for more information) 
    student role

  4. You can then navigate around your site as a student would. To return to your normal role, click the Return to my normal role link under the drop-down My FLO menu
    return to my normal role

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