Shared Labs enable students to interact with another student’s lab session in a collaborative way. No longer is a student required to work in an isolated environment, where an instructor provisions all the resources for each student. Instead, lab content can be provisioned as a “Shared Lab” and contain resources that are accessible to all students.

Potential scenarios 

Shared Labs can operate in a variety of use cases, where creativity really comes into play to help achieve an organization’s objectives. The key is easy, effective collaboration. Here are just a few possible scenarios for implementing Shared Labs:

  • Sandbox You are a support engineer, use these different clients to test a break/fix environment with your team.
  • Complex environments You are an Administrator, and your company is merging with another.
  • Team Building Your team is implementing a new program and you need to get everyone using it prior to production push.
  • Security We have given you a target-rich environment to see how many systems you can attack or successfully defend.

Additional NEW Functionality

A new feature allows an instructor to assign class activities to each student, enabling students to see and access assigned activities while other students may see and access different activities. This is helpful for classes when using a shared lab environment. For more details on enabling activities, view the guide.

Implement Shared Labs

Learn how you can boost the effectiveness of training and improve the outcome for learners through Shared Labs by reading this article written by Corey Hynes, CEO of Learn on Demand Systems.

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For more information on how Shared Labs work and to see some examples of different configurations, click here.

For details on how to create your own Shared Lab environment in LOD, click here.

For details on how to create a class with a Shared Lab environment, click here.