Typically, there are a few reasons why your students may be unable to launch a simulation. Below listed are a few suggestions that may fix this issue.
1.) Check your course date
When creating a course OR duplicating a course, users can set the start and end date in the course settings. If the course end date has been set in the past, when students try to launch the simulation, it will fail.
Please ensure that the course end date is set in the future or that the course is continuous. Here's how to do it:
2.) Check if you have the correct Term linked to the course
When setting up your course, always make sure that you have the correct term linked to your course. If you have a concluded term linked to your course, select the most up-to-date one.
*If you don't have any current term to select, you will need to ask the LMS Admin to create a new term and then you will be able to link it to your course.
3.) Check your Course Section dates
If you created sections for your course, you need to make sure that the section end date is not in the past. Check the video below to understand how to update section dates:
4.) Check if you added the simulations correctly
If you added simulations into modules in your Canvas course, you need to make sure that you have added the simulations as assignments and then uploaded those assignments to modules.
If simulations are added directly to Modules, without adding them as assignments first, students will not be able to access them.
Does the error continue?
Unfortunately, there can be a multitude of reasons why the simulation fails to launch. This is due to errors happening either on a user's LMS or internally in Labster.
Please contact your student to retrieve the error message they receive and forward it to your Labster representative, or reach out to our support team by clicking on the button below.