When viewing content as a Learner, all your activity will be recorded in the analytics dashboard. When viewing content as an Admin, the only activity that will be recorded is your discussion posts.
For courses you're managing as an Admin or Manager, you have permission to edit the content. For courses you're assigned to as a Learner, you only have permission to view the content.
The benefit of assigning an Admin or Manager the role of a Learner in certain courses? They'll be able to view the courses as a Learner while recording course progress in your school's analytics dashboard.
At the top right-hand side of the navigation bar, click Preview School.
You'll see the following options for which view suits your fancy: