Category Archives: Instructor How-Tos

Support Q&A on using Marketplace Simulations; How to use the Instructor Interface and frequently asked questions.

The Ultimate Guide to Active Learning in the College Classroom: Part 6 – 6 Steps to a Semester of Flipped Classes

Most flipped courses in a university setting organize themselves around a single project, like an inter-class business competition or a long-term science experiment. For the course to work, students need to be able to apply what they’ve learned after just a few weeks of lectures. You can create a non-project course where all or most… Read More »

The Ultimate Guide to Active Learning in the College Classroom: Part 5 – How to Flip Your Classroom for a Day

You’ve tried integrating a few active learning exercises into your lectures and you know what works. Taking the next step and flipping your classroom for a day isn’t that complicated. Simply designating a day in your syllabus for an in-class competition or a field trip can bring an element of experiential learning to your course.… Read More »

The Ultimate Guide to Active Learning in the College Classroom: Part 4 – Short Active Learning Exercises that Make Lecture More Effective

We’re back with more installments of The Ultimate Guide to Active Learning in the College Classroom, our deep dive into practical ideas and strategies to transform your classroom. If you need to catch up, read Part 1, Part 2, or Part 3. Now, let’s move on to Part 4: Short Active Learning Exercises that Make Lecture… Read More »

Introducing Microsimulations- A New Tool to Engage Students in the Classroom

The challenge with how to engage students in the classroom is a rite of passage in higher education. Studies show that students who participate in the learning process are more focused, retain more knowledge, and are better equipped to tackle higher-level problems requiring critical thinking. Retaining students’ attention against the distractions offered by laptops and… Read More »

Practice Makes Perfect – Experiential Learning Might Be the Solution

Higher education tends to place a large focus on teaching students how to succeed, both inside and outside of the classroom.  Addressing failure, however, is equally as important, and it is essential for students to recognize the value of learning from their mistakes. Starting as early as kindergarten and pre-school, students are taught that practice… Read More »

Microsimulations for Business Education

New training tool for your classroom: Microsimulations for Business Education What are the Microsimulations? Microsimulations are optional skill-and-drill exercises that students can use within a Marketplace® Live Simulation. Each exercise takes between 10 to 25 minutes to complete. What is the purpose of the Microsimulations? Over the years, our simulations have been able to provide… Read More »

Enhancements – Coaching Assistant Tool

Coaching Assistant Tool What is it? The Coaching Assistant Tool guides instructors to key coaching points for each team in one dashboard. The Coaching Assistant generates specific coaching points for each team based on their current quarter decision. It also acts as a debriefing dashboard for discussing the previous quarters’ results. How does it work? Instructors have the… Read More »

Relationship Dashboard

Relationship Dashboard Anton Fenik (Ph.D. student at the University of Tennessee) and Dr. Ernie Cadotte have created a Relationship Dashboard for ILS’ Supply Chain and Channel Management simulations. Suppliers and Resellers evaluate their channel partners during the last quarter of the simulation. Each team receives a Relationship Dashboard on how they conducted their business dealings.… Read More »

Microsimulations Available Now

The new Microsimulations that were announced in December are now available.. These are optional skill-and-drill exercises that students can complete within a Marketplace® Live simulation. Read more about how to preview the Microsimulations and add them into your simulation below: How do I preview the Microsimulations? There is a sample demo for Microsimulations at: http://game.ilsworld.com/microsimulations/web1/sample.php To… Read More »

Marketplace Live Simulation Tip: Running a Pessimistic and Worst Case Scenario

Want your team to avoid going bankrupt or having large emergency loans? Here is a tip: Usually, after having entered all their marketing and sales decisions, your students will go into the manufacturing area, project their demand, run their factory simulation and then go into the pro forma financial statements to load the information. They… Read More »