Testing ELIS

Testing ELIS

One essential part of getting started is to try out new settings and features you would like to use with test accounts. A common mistake users make is to test features they want their students, teachers, instructors, etc. to use, with administrator accounts. This can lead to confusion, as even if you are enrolled in a class as a student or teacher, if your account is an administrator, you still have all of your administrator view of the system, and can see and do many things that non-administrator users can't see. A recommended method for testing and trying out new features is to set up 'fake' accounts, and use one account for each role you would like to test. This lets you try out all the settings, etc. as a user in that particular roles. These roles also help when you are supporting your teachers and/or students as you can login as one of your fake users and see how the gradebook, messaging, learning plan, etc. are viewed by users in that particular role. This is also important when trying out reporting features, so you can see how changes a user makes affect the data, etc.