Explaining the Different Types of Projects (VB Essentials)

Modified on Mon, 08 Apr 2024 at 12:21 PM

Included within your Virtual Business Essential simulations are Project assignments.  The number of projects available varies depending on the Virtual Business but each project has three variations, the Standard project, the Unique City Per Class and the Unique City Per Student. 


The differences in the variations are explained below. 


Note:  The solution material provided in the Answer Key - Sims for projects only pertains to the Standard Projects and should be used only as a guideline if you are using the Unique City Per Class or Unique City Per Student Projects. 


Standard Project

In the Standard projects all students in all classes will have the same simulation.  For example, if you have two classes doing the Business Plan project each student will have their own separate city environment, but the competitive environment and business opportunities in the city will be the same for all students in all classes.


The Standard projects can be identified in your assignment list by the fact that the assignment will show only the Project name as in the example below:



Unique City Per Class

In the Unique City Per Class projects, each class will have a unique simulation, but students within the same class will have the same simulation.  For example, if you have two classes doing the Business Plan Project, all the students in Class 1 would have the same city environment and all the students in Class 2 would have the same city environment, but the city environments would be different for the two classes, meaning the competitive environment and business opportunities in the cities would be different between the two classes.


The Unique Per Class projects can be identified in your assignment list by the fact that "Unique City Per Class" will appear after the project name as in the example below:



Unique City Per Student

In the Unique City Per Student projects, each student in each class will have a unique simulation.  For example, if you have two classes doing the Business Plan Project and each class has 20 students, each of the 40 students will have a unique city environment, meaning the competitive environment and business opportunities in all 40 cities would be different.


The Unique Per Student projects can be identified in your assignment list by the fact that "Unique City Per Student" will appear after the project name as in the example below:


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