Configuring a simulation

For a simulation there are some additional settings:

  • Electude Simulator: Here you can select the topic of the simulation.

  • Failure: This setting determines what the problem is in the selected simulator.

  • Work order: You can specify an introductory text that will appear on the work order. When no text has been filled in, there will be no work order available to the student. Without a work order the student cannot fill in a diagnosis.

  • Available tools: Here you can click the boxes of the tools that can be used by the student.

  • Automatic evaluation: When automatic evaluation is switched on, the score of the module will be calculated automatically when the student has solved the problem. If a work order was specified, this calculation is performed when the the work order is submitted. Otherwise the calculation is done at the end of the session. If the failure is not solved after 4 attempts, the score will be set to 0. See for the calculation of the score the manual of the selected simulator. When automatic evaluation is switched off, the status of the module will only be set to ‘finished’ when the failure is solved. In both cases, the score of the simulation may be changed manually by the teacher afterwards.

When the simulation is finished, the student can still access the simulation. However, the actions performed by the student are no longer logged.

How to use the simulator

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Start a selected simulator and view the tutorial on the flyout hamburger menu
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the repair order information to determine an initial diagnosis

Simulation faults

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Use the DIY tool to create and edit a Simulator fault
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Assign a new Simulator fault, or Simulator Course
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Arrange a new Simulator fault into a self made cours

Simulation results

Simulations are only evaluated automatically when this is has been specified in the module. The score will then be determined by three factors:

  • Efficiency (50%)
    Unnecessary actions, like replacing a part that was not faulty, will result in a lower percentage.

  • Tidy work (50%)
    When things are not returned in a correct state, the percentage is will be lower.

  • The number of attempts before the failure is solved
    For every failed attempt, the score is halved.

How the score is calculated exactly is described in the manual of the Electude Simulator. You can always adjust the score manually. Click the pencil ‘Edit result’, select the desired score and confirm by clicking ‘ok’. The final inspection that is generated by the simulator is included in the results. When a work order is specified in the simulation, the results will also contain the diagnosis the student has filled in. When an invoice is included in the simulation, it is displayed here as well. It shows a summary of the actions the student has performed. All performed actions are shown chronologically in the log file. Any additional data like oscilloscope images are shown at the bottom of the page.