This guide provides the information to help students like you get off to a great and productive start by finding your personal way of accessing the simulations.

Labster provides different ways you can access the simulations, which varies from each educational institution and even instructors.

Therefore, you need pay close attention
to the emails you receive from your
instructor regarding the use of Labster.


The agreement between your institution and Labster defines whether you need to have a course code, a voucher code from your campus bookstore, a Labster account or not. What you need to have solely depends on the access method that your institution is going to use and it is always one of these options below.
If you are in doubt, please check the email you received from your instructor.

Option 1: Through Your School's Learning Management System (Blackboard, Brightspace, Canvas, Moodle or Sakai)

Find simulations on your LMS
For the institutions that have requested a learning management system (LMS) integration, we provide access through your course pages on your school's LMS meaning that you can find the simulations as assignments in your course module. In this case, you do NOT need to create a Labster account or use a course code. You simply log in with your school email on your LMS, find your course and launch one of the simulations there.

Payments
If you are required to make an individual payment, you will be prompted on the screen right after you launch a simulation on your LMS and you can make a payment there by choosing between card option or bookstore voucher code option. You complete all the actions on your LMS and you do NOT need to create or use a Labster account. 

No course code required
The courses that are setup on an LMS do not require a course code as the enrollment is completed by your instructor who created the course/module.

For more information
If you are not sure which access method you need to follow, please contact your instructor first. Once you confirm with your instructor which method your institution is going to use, please go through the related articles here.

Option 2: Through Labster.com (edX Platform)

For the institutions that have NOT requested a learning management system (LMS) integration, or simply do not have time for it, we provide access through the Labster.com LMS (edX). According to this configuration, you must have 1.) a Labster account, and 2.) a Course Code from your instructor. For payment, you will either use a debit/credit card or get a voucher code from the bookstore.

A Labster account
To access the simulations through Labster.com, you need to create a Labster account.  For this purpose, we always recommend using your student email which makes it easy for your instructor to see your school email rather than your personal one.

A course code
Each course has a unique 10-digit course code which should be used by all students who are enrolled or would like to enroll in the course. For each course, you will need a separate code. Each course code starts with the letters "CC" and they are provided by your instructor. If the cost of Labster is covered by your school, this is all you'll need. 

Payment and voucher codes  (not always applicable)
Depending on your course setup, you may be required to make an individual payment to access your simulations. Please ask your instructor if you are unsure. If this is the case, once the "grace" (add/drop) period expires you can make a payment right after you launch a simulation from your dashboard and pay either by 1.) Debit/Credit Card OR 2.) Voucher Code. 


Option 3: Quick Access with a Single Link (New in Spring 2020)

*New in Spring 2020* Labster Quick Access is designed to be a fast and easy way to get started playing Labster simulations. No classroom setup needed, and no login is required before accessing a specific simulation.

Your instructor will share a unique access URL with you, most likely by email or by posting it online in a syllabus or on a course webpage.

Simply:
1.) Click the link sent to you by your instructor
2.) Select a simulation to play, and then log in (via Google, Facebook, or by registering)
3.) Enjoy the simulation!

 

Please do not hesitate to reach out to our support team if you have any questions or are in need of assistance. 

 

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