Completing Teach Me, Show Me, Guide Me, and Let Me Try exercises.
The Teach Me, Show Me, Guide Me, and Let Me Try exercises can be found in SIMbooks and Lessons. These four exercise types can be taken an unlimited number of times depending on the settings your instructor has enabled.
Success: The best way to master a skill is to complete the Teach Me, Show Me, Guide Me, and Let Me Try exercises in order.
The Teach Me is the content of the page that you'll need to read. Each textbook series contains a different format and style, be sure to scroll down to ensure you read the entire page content.
Success: To earn the green check mark that indicates completion for reading the page, be sure to spend at least 5 seconds on the page before navigating away or entering the Show Me, Guide Me, or Let Me Try.
Teach Me page content.
The Show Me is a video that shows you the necessary steps to complete a task. Audio narration helps you follow along as you watch each step being completed in the application. This exercise is not interactive but you are able to pause and replay portions of the video.
Success: To earn the green check mark that indicates completion, be sure to spend at least 5 seconds and view the Show Me until the end of the exercise before navigating away or entering the Teach Me, Guide Me, or Let Me Try.
The Show Me window
The instruction text appears at the top of the window and is just the text version of what the narrator is saying. This text will update throughout the duration of the Show Me.
The title of the task always appears in the heading of the Show Me window for reference.
You can play or pause the video at any time during the Show Me. Once you click the Pause button, the icon will change to the play option.Click the Play button to resume the video.
Restart the Show Me
You can easily start the Show Me from the beginning at any time by clicking the Restart button.
Skip to a checkpoint
Several round circles, or checkpoints, appear on the timeline at the bottom of each Show Me. Each checkpoint is filled in with a solid blue color as the timeline progresses throughout the video. Click a checkpoint anywhere on the timeline to skip to that portion of the Show Me.
A counter appears below the timeline that shows the time that has passed since the beginning of the Show Me.
Mute the audio
Click the Mute button to mute the audio narration but continue watching the video. If you choose not to listen to the audio, the instruction text will still appear at the top of the window and reflect what the narrator is saying.
The Guide Me is an interactive exercise that guides you through each task step-by-step. Each step gives you one specific instruction that you must complete correctly to advance and you have an unlimited number of attempts for each step. Continue answering each step until you've reached the end of the Guide Me.
Success: To earn the green check mark that indicates completion, be sure to spend at least 5 seconds and complete all steps of the exercise before navigating away or entering the Teach Me, Show Me, or Let Me Try.
The Guide Me window
Keep track of what step you're on
As you progress through each step of the Guide Me, the box in the upper left corner will indicate which step you're currently on and how many total steps there are in the Guide Me.
The instruction text appears at the top of the window and tells you what action is expected. When entering text in a textbox in the Guide Me, the instructions may guide you to "press Enter to submit your answer." This is required because each Guide Me is divided into the smallest steps possible. In this case, pressing Enter will not be needed to complete the task later in the Let Me Try.
The title of the task always appears in the heading of the Guide Me window for reference.
Show a hint
If, after reading the instruction text, you are still unclear what action to take, click the Show Hint button. The hint text will appear alongside the instruction text and the item of note will be highlighted on screen.
Each time you attempt to complete a step in the Guide Me, a message box will appear indicating whether or not you were correct. If you did not complete the step correctly, a red message box with the heading
Incorrect appears. Review the hint and click the Continue button to try again. If you did complete the step correctly, a green message box with the heading
Correct appears. Click the Next button to continue. If it is the last step of the Guide Me, click the Continue button to advance to the Let Me Try or the Close button close the exercise.
Let Me Try
The Let Me Try uses the same simulated interface as an exam question and requires you to recall what you learned in the Show Me and Guide Me to complete it.
Success: The Let Me Try exercise is graded for completion only, so there is no harm in exploring the interface or answering incorrectly.
The Let Me Try window
Your browser must remain zoomed to 100% when completing Let Me Try exercises. Zooming in or out may cause some questions to be unanswerable. For tips on making SIMnet easier to view, see the