As a Blackboard instructor you need to be certain that your course is accessible, well designed and that all of the links work as intended. The “Student Preview” option (outlined in the image below in red) gives you the functionality to be able to view your course in the same manner that a student would see it. The Preview function can be particularly useful for ensuring that hidden files or folders have been deployed appropriately, submitting assignments, or for instructors taking multiple choice tests in order to make sure they work as intended.
Remember that if you cannot see course content in student preview, then your students won’t be able to see it either.
Please watch the short video below showing the Student Preview feature.