Access and Setup

Access Labster with Google Classroom as an Instructor

If you are accessing Labster through Google Classroom, you should receive an activation email from Labster to indicate your account has been set up. Once you activate your account you can proceed with the steps outlined below:

  1. Visit my.labster.com and choose the 'I use Labster with Google Classroom' option at the bottom of the login dialog box.

  2. 'Sign in with Google' to allow Labster to share information with your Google Classroom courses.

  3. Once you are logged in, click on 'Import Course' to add your Google Classroom courses to your Labster account.

  4. Choose the course(s) that you wish to add Labster simulations to, and click 'Import' to add them to Labster.

  5. Once the course is added, you will want to sync your roster by clicking on 'students'

  6. Choose all your students from the list, and click 'sync' (Note: if students are added to your course partway through the year, you will need to come back and sync the roster again to add new students.)

  7. You are now ready to start adding simulations! Click on 'simulations' to browse the catalog and click 'add' to publish a simulation to your Google Classroom Course. (Note: You will have to publish simulations to each of your Google Classroom courses if you have multiple sections.)

  8. Once a simulation is published, you can '+ set attempts' for students to limit the number of times they can play a simulation.

  9. The simulation will appear in your Google Classroom course where students will be able to click to play the simulation (by signing in with google)

  10. Once students complete simulations, you will be able to see their final scores in the Google Classroom gradebook, and you can also navigate to my.labster.com and click on 'Grades' to learn more about their attempts. Check out this article to learn more about the Labster Dashboard.

It's important to note that we're always sending a percentage and setting the maximum score to 100. In the Gradebook view, it's easier to compare results when simulations are normalized to percentages since each can have a different maximum score. Our system does not support points, and changing the maximum score in GC can result in incorrect scores.

11. In case some of the grades don't sync with your Google Classrooms grade book, you can go back to your Labster course, go to grades and click on the 'Sync Grades' button in the top right corner of your screen.