Canvas - Requesting Test Student Accounts

This document describes how to create "test student" accounts in Canvas.

Some instructors request test students so they can review how their Canvas course appears to "real" students. This need generally arises because of shortcomings in the Canvas student view feature, such as the inability to preview LTI content in student view.

Instructors can request test accounts by contacting the DoIT Help Desk or by emailing There is a limit of three test accounts per instructor.