The Student View building block allows instructors and leaders in Blackboard Learn course and organization sites, to experience their sites as students. This allows them to take tests as a student, submit an assignment as a student, see exactly which links are available, see the student view of grades, and more. This is much more accurate than turning off Edit Mode.
UMass Lowell and UMass Amherst have expressed interested in utilizing this building block.
10.12.12: version 1.1.1
No licensing costs are associated with using this building block.
UMassOnline supports the integration of this building block not the actual system.
The building block creates additional user accounts which will be counted against your license. The maximum number of additional user accounts will equal the number of instructors on your system.
The Student View building block is free and open source. It is not written by Blackboard, so it may not be immediately compatible with newly released Blackboard upgrades. At the time of this writing the current version is 1.1.1 and all the steps are from Blackboard Learn 9.1 SP 8 with the 2012 Theme.