Moodle Help & Support
This refers to Moodle 3.2 from September 2017 onward
You may want to view your module as a student to check whether items are hidden correctly and to see how the module is displayed for students. This is the recommended way to view a module as a student, NOT adding the role of student to your enrolment as the access restrictions will be conflicting. This may hinder your usage of Moodle.
Accessing student view
In your module (course) click on the down arrow next to your name in the top right corner and select Switch role to...
You will then see the options shown below:
Select Student from the list to view the module (course) as a student will see it.
Returning to your normal role
You can return to your normal role by clicking again on the down arrow next to your name and you will see Return to my normal role at the bottom of the options.