You may have noticed, we recently did a facelift on our instructor console! As of March 31, 2019 all instructors will have to use the new MobLab instructor console. Trust us, it's so much better! You still have the functionality of the old instructor console plus new features and content to make using MobLab in your class that much easier. Read on to learn the basics of the new MobLab instructor console:
How do I set up my Class?
Set up your class in minutes.
1. Be sure you've created your instructor account.
2. Create your class. Select New Class from the Class drop-down. Name your class in the resulting pop-up and choose how MobLab will be paid for. If your institution has paid for MobLab, please enter your license code here. Otherwise, choose to create a Default class which will require students to pay for their license or redeem a student access code bundled with a textbook. Click Create.
3. Invite students to join your class. From the Class drop-down menu, choose Roster then Invite Students. You can either paste a list of email address or upload a .csv file.
The email will direct them to https://game.moblab.com/server/register.jsp, and will include your class code. A student needs this code to join your class. You can always find your code by choosing Class Code from the Class drop-down.
If you want to see a sample of this email, try inviting yourself to your class!
4. Review our Best Practices.
How do I run a game?
We chose each game's default configuration to effectively deliver its primary teaching objectives. This means running a game is a snap.
1. We recommend grouping the games and surveys into playlists. For example, some instructors create different playlist for each topic, while others group by lecture or date.
2. To create a playlist, click the + button next to the Playlist label. Give it a meaningful name, and note that students will see this name.
3. Add games, surveys, or a complete module to the selected playlist. From the Library panel on the right, click on the game you would like to add. In the picture below, after clicking Bargaining, the instructor clicked Ultimatum. To add the game, either click and drag the game to the center panel, or just click Add.
Note: To help organize your games, it might be helpful to change the game name. Your students will not see this name.
4. When you are ready to run the game or survey, click Run Game or Run Survey. This opens the Playlist and students will be able to join.
5. To start the game, press Begin on the subsequent pop-up. There is no need to wait for all students to join the playlist before beginning the game as they can join once the game is running.
6. Your screen will switch to the Monitor panel (see below), where you can follow the game's progress, add robots to unfulfilled groups, and preview game or survey results. Remember to take in the sight and sounds of engaged students.
7. Upon game completion, you can click the Results icon to see game-play summaries.
Anything still unclear?
Schedule a call with one of our team members to go over the basics. We're happy to help! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.