Use Student View!
Instructors may preview a Canvas course as a student at any time. This is an essential part of developing and testing a course before it is actively used by students.
While in Student View, the instructor may navigate the course content, submit assignments, post to discussions, take quizzes, and more.
Whether you are just learning Canvas or are an experienced user, taking the time to examine your course as a student is an important part of understanding how to best use the tools effectively.