Now YOU can choose whether you want your learners to complete these master-level simulations, and here's how to do it.
Assessment Mode Simulations will be separated from its original course experience so that admins have increased agency over learner progress. Should users feel ready to make this part of learning, there are ways to add it back into the experience.
Where do I find Assessment Mode Simulations?
You will now be able to access Assessment Mode Simulations from the Interplay Learning Downloads catalog. New assessment mode courses will have the following naming convention: [Original course name + "Assessment Simulation"].
In the Interplay Learning Downloads catalog:
For more information about how to access the catalog , download the Assessment Mode Simulations as Course Packages, and upload them into your Blackboard course, view the Blackboard LTI User Guide.
Which courses are impacted and what are their corresponding assessment mode titles?
|Course Name||Course ID (short text)||Assessment Mode Simulation Title|
|Centrifugal Pump Repair||HVAC505||Centrifugal Pump Repair Assessment Simulation|
|Chiller Troubleshooting||HVAC700||Chiller Troubleshooting Assessment Simulation|
|Commercial A/C Troubleshooting (3 Phase Compressor)||HVAC331||Commercial A/C Troubleshooting Assessment Simulation|
|Diagnosing Circuits: 3-Way Lighting||ELEC202||Diagnosing Circuits: 3-Way Lighting Assessment Simulation|
|Diagnosing Circuits: Simply Lighting & Receptacles||ELEC201||Diagnosing Circuits: Simple Lighting & Sockets Assessment Simulation|
|Dishwasher Troubleshooting||APPL202||Dishwasher Troubleshooting Assessment Simulation|
|Electric Dryer Diagnostics||APPL204||Electric Dryer Diagnostics Assessment Simulation|
|Electric Furnace Troubleshooting||HVAC315||Electric Furnace Troubleshooting Assessment Simulation|
|Electric Range Troubleshooting||APPL201||Electric Range Troubleshooting Assessment Simulation|
|Electric Water Heater Troubleshooting||PLMB201||Electric Water Heater Troubleshooting Assessment Simulation|
|Gas Boiler Troubleshooting||HVAC311||Gas Boiler Troubleshooting Assessment Simulation|
|Gas Furnace Troubleshooting||HVAC321||Gas Furnace Troubleshooting Assessment Simulation|
|Gas Rooftop Refrigeration Troubleshooting||HVAC701||Gas Rooftop Refrigeration Troubleshooting Assessment Simulation|
|Gas Water Heater Troubleshooting||PLMB204||Gas Water Heater Troubleshooting Assessment Simulation|
|Heat Pump Troubleshooting (Residential)||HVAC341||Heat Pump Troubleshooting Assessment Simulation|
|High Efficiency Boiler Troubleshooting||HVAC361||High Efficiency Boiler Troubleshooting Assessment Simulation|
|Kitchen Sink Troubleshooting||PLMB203||Kitchen Sink Troubleshooting Assessment Simulation|
|Light Commercial Electrical: Apartment Facilities Maintenance||ELEC205||Light Commercial Electrical: Apartment Facilities Maintenance Assessment Simulation|
|Mini Split Troubleshooting||HVAC375||Mini-Split Troubleshooting Assessment Simulation|
|Packaged Refrigeration Unit Troubleshooting||CREF301||Packaged Refrigeration Unit Troubleshooting Assessment Simulation|
|Refrigerator Troubleshooting||APPL205||Refrigerator Troubleshooting Assessment Simulation|
|Residential AC Troubleshooting||HVAC301||Residential A/C Troubleshooting Assessment Simulation|
|Rooftop Unit Troubleshooting||HVAC351||Rooftop Unit Troubleshooting Assessment Simulation|
|Toilet Troubleshooting and Replacement||PLMB202||Toilet Troubleshooting and Replacement Assessment Simulation|
|Washer Diagnostics||APPL203||Washer Diagnostics Assessment Simulation|
Please view the following Q&A if you're curious about what happens to course and path progress and completions.
Q: Why are we making the change? What is the benefit?
A: The goal is to eliminate assessment mode SIMs as a barrier to course completion, without removing them completely from the platform. Courses containing them today have a 30% completion rate. If the learner cannot successfully complete the simulation, they also cannot complete the course.
Q: If a user has made progress on an assessment SIM but has not completed it, how will progress be reflected in the new course?
A: The progress made on the assessment SIM will carry over to the new course.
Q: If a user has completed/started a course with an assessment mode SIM, will the new assessment SIM course reflect this completion?
A: Yes, the completion of that course should be reflected in both versions. If the learner has made progress on the original, that same progress will be reflected in the new version once the learner logs into that course.
Q: What happens to partial progress in the original course when an assessment SIM is hidden?
A: The user's progress should jump up in percentage when they log into the course.
Q: What will happen to course times once assessment mode is hidden?
A : They will decrease. (Est. 2 hours depending on the content and number of scenarios within the Assessment Simulation)