Previewing an activity in the Student Zone

As a teacher, you can try out activities before assigning them to your students. This article explains how.

Through a Task or Assessment that you've assigned

If you've already assigned some work as a Task or Assessment, you can preview it by going to the Details tab of the activity.

To get there, click Get your students started from the Task tile, or click on the Task and then click on the Details tab.

This option is only available for activities that haven't yet ended.

Open the link that's displayed at the top of the screen in a new browser tab.

You'll be taken to the activity in the Student Zone, and you can complete the Task just as a student would.

Don't worry, your progress won't get logged!

Student zone via a teacher account

Through the Content Library

In the Content tab, navigate to your chosen material.

Select the lesson, and click the three dots on the sidebar. Next, click Try in Student Zone. You will be taken straight to this activity in a new tab.

try in student zone from the content library

Click Start to begin working on the lesson just as a student would.

View of a task from the student zone

Through the Student Zone

Alternatively, preview your content directly through the Student Zone. 

To do this, select your name in the top right corner, and then Student Zone. A new tab will be opened.

student zone button in the teacher dropdown

Select a subject. You may need to click the Add or remove subjects option if the subject isn't on the dashboard.

If you've already assigned the activity, you'll be able to select it from the Tasks or Assessments section. If you haven't yet assigned it, continue to Browse all content and click on a lesson.

options in student zone to access assigned work or browse all content

You'll then be able to complete work just as your students would.

view of a task from the student zone

So that you can preview everything as a teacher, you'll automatically be able to participate in Dash. When your students complete the work, by default, they'll have to complete all of the other sections of the lesson before they're able to start Dash.

Check out our guide to learn how to enable or disable Dash when assigning a Task.

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