Access and Setup

(Instructors) Navigating Labster’s new Course Manager

With Labster’s new Course Manager, you can explore Labster content, schedule and assign simulations, manage your course roster, and track students’ progress. If you have already purchased access to Labster, you should have received an automated email to activate your Labster account.

Once you have activated your account and logged in, it’s time to get started!

1. Begin by creating a course

  • Click on ‘Add a new course

  • Enter the name of your course (including any section information)

  • Add co-Instructors to the course. Click on the name of the course and then click the "+ Add Instructor" button

2. Now it is time to explore our simulation library and add simulations to your course.

  • Click on ‘Add simulations

  • Explore our library of simulations

  • Choose the simulations you want to assign by clicking ‘+’

  • Click ‘Add selected to course

3. Schedule the due date for each simulation

  • Click on ‘Schedule’ next to the simulation

  • Choose the date you want your students to start playing the simulation

  • Choose the date the simulation is due

  • Save your preferences

  • You can publish the simulation manually at any time

4. Limit the number of scored attempts students can use

  • Click on ‘Add attempt limit

  • Use the + and - buttons to adjust the number of attempts your students can use for their grade

  • Click ‘Apply’ to save your changes

5. Add students to your course

Adding students manually or from a CSV file:

  • Click on the ‘Students’ tab on the left bar

  • Click on the ‘Invite students’ option

  • Choose to add students from a CSV file, or manually

  • Students will receive an email to activate their account

Adding students by sharing an Invite link or the Course code:

  • Click on the ‘Students’ tab on the left bar

  • Click on the ‘Invite students’ option

  • Choose the ‘Share a link’ option

  • Click on the ‘Generate link’ button

  • Copy and share the Invite link or the Course code with students

  • When students access the Invite link, they will need to confirm their email address to join the course:

  • If you share the Course code with students, they will need to access Labster via, choose the Join Course option, fill in the required information, and input the provided Course code:

  • You can check the status of their account by visiting the ‘Students’ tab at any time:

6. Monitor student progress

  • Once your students have started playing simulations you can monitor their progress by clicking on the ‘Grades’ tab on the left of the screen

  • You can view grades per student, or per simulation

  • Click on any attempt to see more details about your students’ responses

7. View the course as a student

Instructors can now enter student mode and see the course as your students will see it. Here's how to do that:

If you have any other questions about using Labster's course manager, please reach out to our support team!