Category Archives: Product Updates

Marketplace® Simulation software enhancements

Providing a Level Playing Field for All: Part 2 of 3

The new standards in accessibility call on everyone from website coders, to content creators, to administrators to make their courses useable for as many students as possible. These design guidelines were thought out very carefully, and, interestingly enough, they standardize, organize, and actually improve the technology experience for many people who didn’t realize there was… Read More »

Providing a Level Playing Field for All: Part 1 of 3

Great teachers share the conviction that knowledge is not the end result, but a force to inspire and empower. A single lesson can transform a student’s worldview – a semester can shape a future. As an educator, every student comes to you with potential to unlock. Even though the specifics change, some principles remain constant:… Read More »

Marketplace Simulations Accessibility Improvements – Q&A with Darrell Bowles

At Marketplace Simulations, we recognize the importance of accessibility in educational materials, and strive to ensure a pleasant experience for all of our users, including the disabled community. We sat down with Mr. Darrell Bowles, Assistive Technology Trainer for the Office of Disability Services at Pellissippi State Community College, to discuss accessibility in higher education.… Read More »

Important Updates to the Balanced Scorecard

Revised Financial Performance Metric We have revised the financial performance metric in the balanced scorecard. All games designed after December 27, 2017 will include the new computation. Financial performance will be based upon the average of the firm’s gross profit and net profit from operations. Historically, it has been based upon net profit from operations.… Read More »

Continuing Our Commitment to Student Accessibility

All students can easily, equally, and independently engage with our simulations Civil rights laws have been recently updated. The law now specifically defines what it means for information and communication technology to be accessible to all. Marketplace® Simulations comply with these updated accessibility standards as outlined in the January 2017 refresh of Section 508. We… 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 »

Marketplace® simulations available in 6 languages

Translating the Marketplace® simulations is an important priority to Innovative Learning Solutions and its global distributors. To date, a number of our Marketplace simulations have been translated into Polish, Spanish, Portuguese, Lithuanian, Korean, and Traditional and Simplified Chinese. Below is a list of games that have recently been translated: – PL (Polish) – Integrated Business… Read More »