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.
On the InSimu Instructor Portal, you can:
Create courses. By courses, we mean:
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.
If you already have an InSimu account:
If you do not have an InSimu account yet:
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.
On the Home screen, select Instant Courses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
After all the students finished the assigned cases in the course, you can create a group analytics report.
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.
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:
If the access is granted with promo code:
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:
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.
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:
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:
You’ll see the individual performance in the following way (after clicking on the Link button):
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.