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Status Future consideration
Categories In-Lab Experience
Created by Rowan McVey
Created on Jun 30, 2022

Automatically end running lab when new lab is requested

Right now, each individual student can only have one lab environment running at a time. If they try to open a second lab, they get an error message (or, if the lab is iframed via LTI, just a blank screen).

I would like to have the option to automatically terminate the previous lab in order to start the new one, instead of making the student go back to the previous lab to do it.

Who would most benefit from this idea? Lab Learners or Exam-takers
What is the problem you are trying to solve?

The UX for students accessing Skillable labs from our LMS is confusing. The lab is opened via LTI in an iframe in the LMS. The LMS has a "Close" button to close the iframe, but of course, that does not end the lab in Lab On Demand.

Therefore, we're having to do a lot of education for students on how to properly end the lab in the LOD interface before clicking Close in the LMS interface, because otherwise, they won't be able to start the next lab.

It would be great to be able to skip that and have the first lab silently end itself when a new lab is requested, rather than having an error message or a blank screen.

    Aug 2, 2022

    Thanks for taking a minute to send along this suggestion! Our Product Group has given this an initial review and assigned this a status of "Future Consideration." This status mean this Idea is not yet on our roadmap, but will be part of our normal prioritization processes.

    If you have additional context or would like to generate more demand, feel free to edit your original post, add a comment, and/or invite your peers to upvote your Idea.

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    Eric Grau
    Aug 2, 2022

    Thank you for this idea. Moving this further into the planning process.