Welcome to Labster! We’re excited for you and your students to get started using our virtual science lab simulations. Labster Direct provides access to simulations directly on the Labster website via a unique, course-specific landing page.
Labster Direct allows students to play simulations as many times as they like from a single, unique access link created specifically for your course. As the instructor, you will manage everything from your Course Management page which features course details, the course access link, faculty resources, and a Dashboard for grading. Unlike with Quick Access, you can fully track student grades and progress.
To get started, you'll receive an email with a link and this How-To video.
How to Share Labster Access with Your Students
Labster Direct's course landing pages are designed to be fast, simple, and easy to use.
As an instructor, simply share the unique access link for your course with students — either by email or by posting it on your syllabus/course page/message board. You can find this access link on your Course Management page that will be emailed to you.
Students will be asked to log in (via Google, Facebook, or by registering) once they have selected a simulation to play. They will then have unlimited access to the simulations, and can play the same simulations as many times as they like.
Sharing Specific Simulations with Your Students
If you want to share a specific simulation with your students via email or your class messaging board (outside Labster), simply 1.) open the course page and 2.) click "Copy Simulation Link" from the specific simulation window.
Sharing individual simulation links, instead of the full course page, may be a good solution if you want to control WHEN students can begin to play certain simulations.
Grades and Teacher Dashboard
Labster Direct allows you to track student grades and progress. Simply click on the 'Dashboard' button from your Course Management page, or the course page itself, and view individual student results. You can see student progress and scores for each simulation attempt, and click into an individual attempt for more detailed results data.
Students also have access to their own personal Dashboard, accessible from the course page, where they can view their own scores.
Additional Helpful Resources
- To get started, watch this Labster Direct introduction video for instructors (as seen above)
- If you haven't already, consider watching this brief introduction to Labster demo.
- The Labster Student Guide will give students a brief walk-through of the platform before they start playing their Labster simulations.
- Minimum System Requirements provides minimum specifications for using Labster
- You can search and find all the guidance you’ll need at help.labster.com
- All Labster support requests or technical issues can be reported here.
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