How Do I Create and Use a Test Student Account in Bb Learn?


Because Bb Learn does not have a true Student View/Demo Student like Vista, we have installed this tool to allow instructors to create a student account which may be enrolled into any sections taught by that instructor on Bb Learn. The instructor may then log in as that student in order to truly see the course from a student’s perspective.

To create a Test Student account

  1. Log in to Bb Learn (http://bblearn.nau.edu)
  2. Enter a course in which you are an instructor
  3.  From the Control Panel, click on Course Tools, then click on Add Test Student
  4. Enter a password for this Test Student account. NOTE: This password is separate from your regular NAU password; it will not expire, but you may change it anytime (instructions below)
  5. If you wish to enroll the Test Student into the current course, check the box labeled “Enroll this test student in the current course”
  6. Click “Create Test Student (uid-student)"
  7. The Test Student will have a username in the format uid-student, with “uid” being your NAU UserID. So, if your UserID is xyz23, your Test Student’s username will be xyz23-student

 To use the Test Student account

  1. Log out of Bb Learn.
  2. From the Bb Learn entry page (http://bblearn.nau.edu), click the Guest Login link (instead of the regular “Log in to Bb Learn” button).
  3. Enter your Test Student’s Username and Password, then click Login.
  4. You will now see any courses into which you have enrolled your Test Student account.

To enroll the Test Student into additional courses

  1. Log in to Bb Learn (http://bblearn.nau.edu)
  2. Enter a course in which you are an instructor
  3. From the Control Panel, click on Course Tools, then click on Add Test Student
  4. Because you already created a Test Student account, you will see a message that says, “You already have a student account created. Would you like to enroll this user in the current course?” Click the button labeled “Yes, Enroll Test Student (uid-student) in Current Course

To change the Test Student account password

  1. Log in to Bb Learn (http://bblearn.nau.edu)
  2. From the Control Panel, click on Course Tools, then click on Add Test Student
  3. Click Reset Test Student Password
  4. Enter a new password for your Test Student account, then enter it again to verify, and click Submit. NOTE: This does NOT affect your regular NAU password; this ONLY changes the password of your Test Student account.
Last updated: May 31, 2013