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.
NOTE: If you are accessing Labster in a DIFFERENT way
— through your school's LMS, edX, or Quick Access — please find more information here.
Labster Direct allows students to play simulations as many times as they like from a single, unique 'Student Course Page' created specifically for your course. As the instructor, you will manage everything from your Course Management page which features key information and links, a Dashboard for grading, and the all-important 'Course Page' access link for students.
To get started, you'll receive an email with a registration link and this How-To video (same as above). Please watch the video if you haven't already.
There is also a Labster Direct Student video, in case you want to watch it and/or share with students.
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 your unique 'Course Page' link with your students in that course — either by email or by posting it on your syllabus/LMS/message board. You can find this student access link on your Course Management page, which 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. Here's a quick video:
Sharing Specific Simulations with Your Students
If you want to share a specific simulation with your students, instead of the full course page, simply 1.) open the course page and 2.) click "Copy Simulation Link" from the specific simulation window.
Then you can post the specific simulation link in your syllabus or share in an email, etc.
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. Here's a quick video:
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. Learn more about the Teacher Dashboard here.
Fall 2020 Updates
**All your courses now appear in one place (log in once, then see courses drop-down)
**Student names appearing in Dashboard
**Improve Course Management page UI
Still Unclear? Read More on Labster Direct
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.
Enjoy the platform! 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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