Review, test, redesign
When you're developing you'll want to test everything made. This includes the academic rigor of your materials/course design but also smaller parts like checking the links work. Anything that isn't quite right can be looked at once more and redesigned, as needed, to fit in any changes from review/testing. The critical friend in your course team is the best person to review your course. It's best to have someone fresh to the project to test and especially to review your material.
Once your course is ready for testing, review or editorial you'll want to add some test learner accounts. This gives an experience of using the course which will be the same as someone who's registering for real. There is a special role called Reviewer that can be used for this.
Creating reviewer, editor or test accounts
Send the following link to anyone who wishes to register for being a reviewer of your course:
Once they have an account you’ll need to add them as a Reviewer to the course. To do this please enable editing in your course, expand the Users menu and then click Enrol users. Click ‘Enrol users’ button (top right) and search for the person, while also selecting the ‘Reviewer’ role from the drop-down list. Reviewers are special and will be automatically kicked-out of the course after a set time therefore it must not be used for learners - see Going Live Section for details.