When you’ve already created a few scenes, surely you would like to preview how the scene or the whole sim will appear to the learner in various views and devices. There are several options for previewing your sim.
Web player preview, smartphone and tablet view
To preview a specific scene in the sim, go to scene content view and click Play this scene. This will open a preview with a small web player window.
You can also preview your sim in small web player format by:
- Clicking the play button on the sim when you see it on the Your simulations page.
- Clicking the Preview button at the top of your sim canvas.
If the learner accesses a simulation from their web browser, the sim (using the new player) will fill up their browser window. If the browser is used full screen, the sim will also go fullscreen.
You can preview your sim in full-screen view in two ways:
1. On Your simulations dashboard, choose a sim, click on the three dots and choose Play. To exit the preview, click your browser’s Back button.
2. View the sim’s link. This is the link you can directly share with your learners (read more about Delivery here) and it displays the sim to you and learners almost identically. The only difference is that you, the logged-in author, will also see editing options at the end of the sim.
You can access the sim’s link by clicking on the three dots next to a sim in Your Simulations, clicking Deliver, choosing Share link and copying the link from the text box. Click the icon with two papers to instantly copy the link.
Note that all visits and interactions (including those done by the authors) with the sim will be stored in the sim’s statistics – Insights. If you are keeping an eye on the sim’s insights, it’s better to use the Play full-screen preview.
What does the learner see?
Regardless of the device and browser window size, the learner will see the following elements in your simulation. The only possible exception is the emotion indicators, which can be disabled.
The beginning of the sim
The consequence of the learner’s choice and continuation