Welcome to Labster! We’re excited for you to get started using our virtual science lab simulations.
First of all, we recommend you watch the almighty Labster Direct Student Intro video. It will give you a very thorough understanding of the platform:
- Get the Link! Your instructor will email you a link to your course page URL.
- Launch & Register! You will click to launch a simulation, and then you will be asked to log in (via Google, Facebook, or by registering on the Labster website). Note: you must launch a simulation and register before you can log in.
- Reload and Relaunch! Click to launch a simulation. The screen will prompt you to pay or press “continue” if you are already registered. Please note: you may be requested to make payment here, depending on how your school works with Labster.
- Start Learning! Now that you are logged in, you will have unlimited access to the simulations and can play the simulations as many times as you like.
Tip: Labster only works on laptop or desktop computers with Chrome or Firefox browsers. Make sure your system meets the latest minimum system requirements:
To keep track of your progress and scores, click on the "Dashboard" button at the top right.
Labster Direct/Dashboard is course specific link. If you have enrolled in multiple courses, please ensure you are accessing the correct course to view your scores and progress.
If you are accessing simulations via the Labster Direct Individual links, you will not see the "Dashboard" option.
Simply edit the link below with the reference code from the Labster Individual course link: https://api2.labster.com/ref/INSERT-REFCODE-HERE/dashboards/
Your student dashboard looks like this:
Time Taken: The amount of time you have spent completing the simulation.
Score in %: This is calculated by taking the number of points you achieved divided by the total number of possible points.
Completion %: The percentage of the simulation that you have completed.
Note: If you are only getting started, you may find the Dashboard empty with a message saying "No Simulations Can Be Found". Don't fret! You will start seeing results in your Dashboard once you have started playing the simulations.
How to Confirm That I Have Completed The Simulation?
You don't need to submit your score, it's automatically saved! When you complete a simulation you will see this message on the final screen:
“Congratulations! You have just completed the simulation. Your results will be saved showing 100% completion”.
You will also notice a 100% completion mark in the upper right corner of the LabPad. Not sure if you have completed or exited the lab correctly? Take a look at this article.
How to Access the Lab Manual as a Student?
Lab Manual will help you understand what you are going to learn by completing the simulation and what are the expected outcomes of a simulation.
To access the Lab Manuals, find the simulation you should be working on and click on it. From there, you only need to click on the ''Lab Manual'' button and you will access the Lab Manual for that simulation.
If you are a teacher, please also see the Labster Direct Teacher Guide.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to our support team if you have any questions or are in need of assistance.