Interpretive Assignments

Our simulations have always come with assignments that go along with and often use information from the simulation to deepen your students’ understanding of business concepts. Now our assignments have become much easier to use—both for the student and the instructor!
Located within the Course Site that’s prepared for each class, your students can now access the assignments for the simulation easily. From the instructor’s perspective, all assignments are now easily assigned, accessed, and graded, all within our course site!

Easily set up assignments for your class

Robust options for assigning and grading

Make assignments automatically graded

Export: export student grades into Excel

Coming this Fall 2023: Introducing New Features

Improved Accessibility

We have made important enhancements to ensure equitable access for both students and instructors, making the Assignments Module more inclusive and user-friendly.

Mass Assignment Editing

Instructors can now easily edit assignments in bulk, enabling quick adjustments to assignment schedules and enhancing overall flexibility.

Automated Feedback

We’ve introduced a new option that allows instructors to automatically provide students with additional feedback once an assignment is closed. This saves instructors time and effort, as they no longer need to manually adjust the feedback level.

Response Tracking

We now log each student’s previous response to a question, accessible to instructors and staff members when viewing an attempt. Simply choose “Export Activity (xls)” under Actions. This helps if a student contests the answer the system records.

Streamlined Single Exercise Assignment

Assigning a single exercise is now more streamlined and efficient for instructors. We’ve made the following improvements:

  • Organized options into multiple tabs, making it easier for instructors to find the specific settings they need.
  • Replaced some input fields with dropdowns, allowing instructors to quickly select common values, while still providing the option for custom values.
  • Provided visibility into the number of questions requiring manual grading, giving instructors an estimate of the time commitment involved.
  • Introduced a “Time Limit” indicator that shows the average time students typically take to complete an attempt, helping instructors set appropriate time limits.

Watch our Live Webinar

To help you get familiar with this new module, we hosted a live webinar on April 26th at 2 pm ET. During the webinar, we went over how to set up assignments, the customization options, grading features, and much more! 
We hope this video was helpful! But we will be happy to schedule an individual walk-through as well, just let us know! 

For each assignment, instructors can easily assign:

  • Open and Close Date
  • Late Period allowance (if you wish)
  • Penalty for late assignments
  • Number of attempts and a time limit, if desired
  • Assignment by Team or Individual

  • Allow students to show work, or not
  • A tolerance level for variety for numeric answers
  • A pass/fail threshold
  • And much more!

Assignments module is available for:

Airline, BizCafe, CountryManager, Entrepreneur, HRManagement, NewShoes, PharmaSim, StratSimManagement & StratSimMarketing.

Assignments module

With the new Assignments module, we hope to make less work for you and better learning for your students!
Contact your Customer Relationship Manager to find out more today!