Welcome to the InSimu University Tutorial

1. What is the InSimu Instructor Portal?

The InSimu Instructor Portal is the platform InSimu developed for medical educators to guide, monitor, and supervise their students’ online diagnostic activities in the InSimu Patient app.

2. What can I do on the InSimu Instructor Portal?

On the InSimu Instructor Portal, you can:

Create courses. By courses, we mean:

  • clinical cases for your class or webinar
  • homework
  • exams
  • interactive workshop cases and
  • competitions.

Browse through and find the perfect clinical scenarios from an infinite pool of virtual patients. You can check any of the cases on your smartphone or tablet. For your classes, you can create your own patient lists and challenges that fit your study program (e.g., a course on differential diagnostics of Abdominal Pain), or you might prefer to choose from the ready-made course templates in our database.

Evaluate your students’ individual and group performance with the automated analytics support system of InSimu.

Plan further practice for your students: based on their results and hints from the group report, you can select targeted diagnostic cases to improve their skills in the most challenging scenarios.

3. How can I start using the InSimu Instructor Portal?

  • First of all, you need an InSimu account. Create one here or directly in your mobile app.
  • You need to see your Educator badge on the home page to be able to create courses.
  • If you don't have one, please request your Educator access through the Support menu.
  • Now you are ready to create your first course.

4. How can I create an account? 

If you already have an InSimu account: 

  • Go to app.insimu.com.
  • Log in with the same credentials you used in your mobile app to sign up.
  • Please check your profile and complete it with your full name and university.

If you do not have an InSimu account yet:

  • Go to app.insimu.com or open your mobile app.
  • Create a new account by signing in for the first time.
  • Complete your profile with your full name and university.

Note: You will have to use the same email address and password for your InSimu Instructor Portal and the InSimu Patient mobile app. They are connected. 

Once you are signed in to your account:

Request your Educator access through the Support menu. We will verify your inquiry and grant access remotely. 

If your university has a subscription, you will automatically become a Premium User by receiving your Educator access.

5. How to create a course?

On the Home screen, select Instant Courses.

  • Select a ready-made course from the InSimu Templates.
    We created ready-made courses for you that our medical experts believe cover essential clinical topics in differential diagnostics, diseases of organs, or systems.

2 Start creating your own course by clicking on the Create new course button.

First of all, select your cases by using the filters of the Patient Selector.

  • Filter by Age of the patient.
  • Filter by Gender.

You can first choose either Chief complaints or Diseases. Use the arrows to open or close these boxes or the X to clear your selection.

If you pick Chief complaints first, you will see those diseases in bold that already include your selected complaints. It works the other way around too: when you start with the diseases, you will find relevant complaints in bold.

Scroll down to see filtered results.

Some of the patients are available only for educators, so your students cannot find them in the app on their own.

  • Click on the eye button to see more chief complaints.
  • You can send this case to your smartphone and Uni Web App by clicking on the smartphone icon.
  • Add patients to your list by clicking on the plus button.
  • You can also use the Random patient selector. Add the number of cases you wish, and they will appear among the Selected patients on the top of your page.

You can already delete cases at this stage, but if you click on the Next button, you can learn more about your patients and decide whether to keep or delete them.

You can see the optimal diagnostic pathway in the Review patients section.

Click on the arrows within the diagnostic pathway to see good alternative examinations of the test group above. These test results are signed with orange color in the app.

See the different diagnosis types here, and check what perfect diagnoses are accepted from the ICD-10 list.

Possible actions:

  • Change the order of patients with the arrows
  • delete them
  • or send them to your app or Uni Web App to solve the case just like your students will.

If you are ready with your selected cases, click on Next to provide further information about your course.

Provide all necessary details at the Course information section before you publish your new course.

Course title: Use the auto-generated code or type your course title.

Allowed number of students: You can limit the number of students for this course.

Course start date & time: Set a date and time from which your challenge is available.

Course length: You can define how long it will be open, and once your students start solving these cases, how many minutes they have left (Time to solve).

Click on Next to add some extra features and then finalize your course.

At the Extra settings section, you are at the final step before publishing your new course.

You might want to show detailed results for home practicing, or on the contrary, hide them in case of an exam or competition.

If you choose any of the extra features in the white box, your students will be redirected to the Uni Web App.

  • You can allow your students to pause their practice and return later within the selected timeframe.
  • You can ask your students to explain why they have chosen each examination,
  • and you can request a probable diagnosis after History and Physical tests. This answer, however, will not count in the correctness of their final diagnosis.

Diagnosis list: Choose the required complexity for the diagnosis by selecting the ICD-10 or the Easy list.

From here, you can return to any of the previous sections to modify your choice. Click on Publish to send course information to your students.

Congratulations! You have created your very first course!

To share important information such as:

  • promo code
  • course start & end date
  • number of patients to be diagnosed
  • available time for solving

click on Share info, and then Copy. Then you can simply paste this text into your regular communication channels.

Now you are ready to communicate all necessary details with your students.

Before the previously set end date, you can close this course at any time by clicking on the End course button.

6. How to follow my students’ activity?

First of all, click on Instant Courses to see your previously created courses. Click on View if you want to see your students' results on the desired course.

If your course is finished, you can choose from three different report types to analyze your students' results:

  • Leaderboard
  • Individual results (Show individual results button)
  • Group report (Generate report / Open report button)


This is a LIVE leaderboard of your students in the course. When a student solves a case, their user name will appear on the leaderboard with the XP (experience points) received for their performance. This ranking keeps on changing as students solve more and more cases.


  • Gain a general overview of your students’ performance.
  • You can use this leaderboard to organize small competitions.
  • Share the website link of the leaderboard with anyone and they will enjoy the “competition” as well. 
  • Only those students appear on the board who have diagnosed at least one patient from the list.

Course-specific Group report

After all the students finished the assigned cases in the course, you can create a group analytics report.


  • Feel the pulse of your teaching: Use these analytics to explore blind-spots of the group, and get prepared for your debriefing session.
  • Document: Use these analytics, along with the leaderboard, to document all the tasks that your students were provided and how they performed during the semester. 

Individual performance

To go deeper into your students' individual results, click on "Show individual results," then choose a specific student and click on the eye icon. The solved patients of this student will appear in a pop-up window. You can check the student's steps case by case.


  • When you open the results of one student, you can check the chosen diagnosis, the ordered and missed tests.
  • Use this individual report as a base of performance evaluation. Of course, the grading is up to you.
  • If you use some extra features (reasoning for test ordering & probable diagnosis after History and Physical tests), their answers will appear here.

7. What instructions do my students need?

Feel free to copy the entire text and share it with your students.

1 First of all, download the InSimu Patient app.

2 Sign up: create an InSimu account by signing up in your app

3 Activate your free Premium access: 

If the access is given based on the university e-mail address:

  • Go to app.insimu.com.
  • Log in with the same email address and password you used in the app. 
  • Select the University Email menu point on the left, and add your official university email address to get your free access. Don't forget to click on "Send verification email".
  • Now check your university mailbox and click on the verification link you received.
  • As a final step, follow the link to app.insimu.com and apply the promo code.
  • You are ready now to diagnose your virtual patients!

If the access is granted with promo code:

  • Open your InSimu Patient App.
  • Go to settings (cogwheel sign on the right top corner).
  • Click on Apply InSimu code and type the received code here.
  • Or see Detailed instructions here.
  • You are ready now to diagnose your virtual patients!

Some useful tips and further info:

What do we exactly mean by InSimu courses / challenges?

It mostly depends on your professor or educator how you use InSimu virtual patients. Here are some ideas:

  • clinical cases for a class or webinar - can be a great way to explain a disease with a real clinical case
  • homework - the more you practice, the better diagnostician you become
  • exams - your diagnostic skills can be very well challenged in a safe virtual environment
  • interactive workshop cases - think about the best diagnostic pathway and then diagnosis together
  • competitions - you can play and compete in small groups of 2-3 med students or even individually

Practice while playing:
Enjoy the full features of the app and practice as much as you want. You will never run out of virtual patients, and your professors will always have new clinical cases for you.

Activate Course Code(s): Activate the unique codes you receive from your professors to access their selected clinical cases. Go to your Settings menu and “Apply InSimu Code”.

Your results and diagnosis correctness: Depending on your professor's choice, you can view your own results either right after you solved the selected cases, or only when the course ended (if it is an exam or competition, for example). In this case, check your solved patients in the InSimu app (Profile/Solved Patients) after the course end date.

Participate in Courses: they can see your activated courses (after applying InSimu code in the Settings menu) in the “Challenges” (trophy icon) menu in the app.

Note: Once you start solving a Course, you cannot leave and start a new case until you finished, unless your educator has activated the "pausable challenge feature". You will be advised anyway.

8. How to check my students’ general performance and activity beyond the courses?

If your school purchased the supervising module, please follow the following instructions. If not yet, but you are interested in this feature, feel free to contact Eszter Fáy, our Partnership Success Manager here.

Request your supervisor access as an educator:

Registration flow for your students: 

  • First of all, your students need to download the InSimu Patient app.

2 Sign up: create an InSimu account by signing up in the app (or logging in with an existing account)

3 Activate a unique InSimu code within the app (Settings / Apply InSimu Code)

4 After activating the code, your students need to accept The Data Transfer Agreement on this link. This agreement gives you and other educators of your faculty permission to supervise your students' general performance in the app. The given code aims to identify your students.

How to find and check your students' activity:

  • Go to app.insimu.com.
  • Sign in and select Student Groups on the left.
  • Click on "View" to see your students' activity.
  • You will find all your students here who have already signed up and accepted the Data Transfer Agreement.
  • You can create custom-made reports based on various filters.

Individual Report:

  • To view your students' weekly results and performance, click on the “View weekly reports" button next to your student's name.
  • To view your student weekly performance report for one specific week, click on the "Link" button within the “Action” column.
  • You can also monitor which patients have been diagnosed by each of your students by clicking on the "View solved patients" button
  • Within the solved patients' menu, you can filter for a certain period of time, and then see detailed results, including requested examinations and the selected diagnosis

You’ll see the individual performance in the following way (after clicking on the Link button):

Group Report

You can generate custom group analytic reports by setting the Period of time and Specializations.

Depending on the size of the report, it might take some minutes to have your analytics downloaded.

To see your custom group reports, click on the "Load Reports" button. Click on the “Open” button to view the report you’re interested in.

Filter by smaller student groups

If you prefer to divide your entire group into smaller student teams, feel free to create your 'Subgroup' by clicking on the "Create subgroup" button. You will find these subgroups at the Student Groups menu, so you can create your activity reports for a smaller size of students too.

Are you ready?
Create your InSimu course now.

Go to the instructor portal