Prepare your learners for career success.

Engage, measure, and develop your learners with real-world experiences recreated in an immersive, day-in-the-life email simulation.

What you can do with CapsimInbox

Bring knowledge and concepts to life in a real-world context.

Context is critical to help learners understand how to apply knowledge to new situations or problems. CapsimInbox’s email interface and authentic situations provide practical and relatable learning experiences that mirror real-world experiences.

See the subjects and concepts others have brought to life or turn your own experience into an inbox microsimulation.

I’ve spent 30 years in public accounting—so I understand how the day-to-day works. And I thought CapsimInbox was really incredible and reflective of my experiences in the industry.”

— Dawn Lezon, Director of Accounting Programs at Monroe College

Assess soft skills.

Soft skills are more critical than ever. But they’re notoriously hard to assess. CapsimInbox provides a quick and easy way to put learners in authentic situations while objectively measuring behavioral skills, such as leadership and critical thinking, with every response.

Want to see the skills already being assessed by our current suite of microsimulations?

Measure the skills that matter most.

We know that while assessing knowledge application is essential for learner development, it isn’t very easy to do. That’s why with CapsimInbox, you can quickly and easily evaluate the critical soft- and hard-skills your learners need to succeed.

Provide immediate and actionable feedback.

Meaningful development starts with accurate self-awareness. CapsimInbox generates personalized and actionable feedback to every learner–helping them uncover strengths, weaknesses, and a path for development.

Key Features

Self-assessment – participants rate their perceived skill levels before the simulation experience.

Skill-gap analysis – participants see their self-assessment compared to their performance in the simulation.

Developmental tactics – participants receive actionable insights to improve each skill assessed.

Individual development plan – guides participants through the creation of SMART goals and actionable next steps.

Bring meaningful learning everywhere, easily.

Give your learners a fun, practical, and bit-sized experience anywhere, anytime with virtually no administrative burden. CapsimInbox microsimulations are entirely self-directed and WCAG 2.0 AA ADA compliant.

See why educators choose CapsimInbox.

5/5
This tool is highly innovative and would benefit any organization. I have recently seen corporations begging for this type of soft skill development, and for college students to be able to learn these skills, it breaks the mold for business curriculums.
Dr. Cynthia D. Miller
Instructional Technology Facilitator
I found this product to be interesting and a creative way to simulate the work environment. It is extremely important for students to develop the soft skills that employers want and this product offers the opportunity for users to practice and evaluate these skills through answering a series of emails. The self-assessment helps them pinpoint the areas that need additional work.
Adele Weiner, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.
Professor
Overall, I think the product offers a lot of customization, flexibility, and innovation. The learning experiences are truly authentic to the workplace for users and professors or administrators could use the tool to create a module that is reflective of the soft skills needed for employment.
Dr. Kathryn Nieves-Licwinko
Educational Technology Consultant

Some of the ways to use Capsiminbox

Knowledge Checks

Turn dry follow-up questions into interactive and practical exercises.

Certification Courses

Feel confident certified individuals can perform a real-world setting.

Pre/Post Assessment

Assess how well your course or program meets your learning objectives

Interactive Cases

Turn static case studies into interactive experiences in a real-world context.

Hiring & Selection

Learn if job candidates are a good fit before you hire them.

Skill Gap Analysis

Uncover the critical skill gaps keeping your learners from reaching their potential.

Awards & Recognition

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Explore our growing suite of microsims.

Author: Capsim

Price: $19.99

Role: Director of Sales and Operations at a medium-sized company specializing in Internet-of-Things applications.

Scenario: Participants must manage a team of 12 individuals and respond to a variety of situations that span various business functions, such as marketing, operations, and human resources.

Skills Measured:

  • Initiating
  • Problem-Solving
  • Organizing
  • Leading
  • Communicating

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Author: Capsim

Price: $19.99

Role: Associate Principal at a management consulting firm.

Scenario: Participants must lead a team of 18 senior and junior associates working on multiple projects and respond to employee issues in the workplace.

Skills Measured:

  • Acquiring Talent
  • Managing Talent
  • Structuring Work
  • Rewarding Performance
  • Initiating
  • Problem Solving
  • Organizing
  • Leading
  • Communicating

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Author: Capsim

Price: $19.99

Role: General Manager at a boutique hotel.

Scenario: Participants must prioritize customers’ needs and experiences as they manage the general operations of the hotel across teams such as housekeeping, the front desk, food and beverage, engineering, and maintenance.

Skills Measured:

  • Recognizing Issues
  • Investigating Facts
  • Identifying Stakeholders
  • Generating Solutions
  • Evaluating Consequences

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Author: Capsim

Price: $9.99

Role: A freelance designer working on multiple on-going projects.

Scenario: Participants must deal with a variety of scenarios that assess how effectively their decisions structure, protect, and adjust their time resources to changing environmental conditions.

Skills Measured:

  • Awareness
  • Arrangement
  • Adaptation
  • Procrastination
  • Prioritization

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Author: Capsim

Price: $9.99

Role: Staff Accountant at a beverage company specializing in craft carbonated drinks.

Scenario: Blue Mountain Soda Factory is an entrepreneurial startup, and the company’s growth is quickly outpacing its financial resources. Overall, the scenarios tasks students with recommendations related to income statements, balance sheets, and financial ratios.

Throughout the simulation, basic accounting knowledge and terminology is assessed, such as interpreting financial statements in a real-world context that demonstrates the cross-functional importance of accounting in a business

The experience consists of three sections that can be completed in one sitting or spread out throughout a course.

Skills Measured:

  • Financial Measurement
  • Knowledge Application
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reflective Thinking

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Author: Capsim

Price: $9.99

Role: First-year college student entering their first semester at a university.

Scenario: It’s Monday morning after a 3-day holiday weekend. The week ahead has several meetings and an exam to go along with a full course load of five classes.

Skills Measured:

  • Time Management
  • Study Habits
  • Self-regulated Learning
  • Coping Strategy

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Author: Robert Portnoy, Adjunct Lecturer at Washington University in St. Louis

Price: $9.99

Role: Vice President of HR at an aerospace company.

Scenario: Participants must respond to issues in ways that reflect the mission and values of the company as well as their professional competence in Human Resources. These scenarios measure the knowledge, strategies, and skills required to be a competent HR professional.

Skills Measured:

  • Talent Acquisition and Development
  • Ethics and Compliance
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Performance Management
  • Labor Relations and Safety

Topics:

  • Employee conduct
  • Recruitment & selection
  • Performance review
  • Compensation plans
  • Leave of absence

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Author: James Kourmadas, Visiting Clinical Lecturer of Marketing at College of William and Mary

Price: $9.99

Role: Brand Manager at an apparel company specializing in high-tech outwear and footwear.

Scenario: As the company looks for new ways to grow, participants must recommend a plan to turn around the stagnant footwear business. They must solicit and evaluate information from their co-workers and analyze information to make the best decisions and recommendations to the executive team. Participants will respond to a variety of situations, problems, and information related to segmentation, targeting, positioning, market research, pricing & profit, marketing strategy, branding, etc.

These scenarios measure the skills needed to form a strategic marketing recommendation.

Skills Measured:

  • Communications
  • Critical Thinking
  • Marketing Analysis
  • Principled Decision-Making

Topics:

  • Segmentation
  • Positioning & targeting
  • Marketing research
  • Marketing strategy
  • Branding
  • Budgeting
  • Pricing
  • Cost-of-goods-sold
  • Profit margins

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Author: Rocky Perkovich

Price: $9.99

Role: Facilities Manager at a mid-size production facility specializing in heat barrier glass.

Scenario: Participants must respond to a variety of situations, problems, and information related to different concepts of business law. It’s up to them to gather and evaluate information from their co-workers to make the best decisions and recommendations.

These scenarios measure the knowledge, strategies, and skills required of managers to deal with legal issues in their company.

Skills Measured:

  • Issue Identification
  • Issue Investigation
  • Issue Resolution

Topics:

  • Defamation
  • Workplace investigation
  • Agency law
  • Negligent hiring
  • Safety compliance
  • Corporate governance

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Author: Lori Radulovich, Chair and Professor of Marketing & Informatics at Baldwin Wallace University

Price: $9.99

Role: Senior Vice President of Brand Management at a health apps and services provider

Scenario: Overall, the scenario tasks students with recommendations on the product portfolio’s strategic direction by interpreting the available data.

Students will manage the existing products of two recently merged companies, grow sales across the U.S., and provide demand forecasts to create production goals and employee incentives.

The experience consists of three sections that can be completed in one sitting or spread out throughout a course.

Skills Measured:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Business Knowledge
  • Visual Communication
  • Computational Skills
  • Integrative Learning and Applications

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Author: Lori Radulovich, Chair and Professor of Marketing & Informatics at Baldwin Wallace University

Price: $9.99

Role: Sr. Vice President at a manufacturing company specializing in medical equipment for genetic testing with locations in the U.S., Germany, and China.

Scenario: Participants must manage the cross-cultural competencies, leadership styles, and communication skills needed to be effective in each region.

These scenarios measure essential cultural awareness skills that prepare students to become leaders in a diverse workplace. As businesses continue to become more accessible globally, interacting with a diverse group of people becomes inevitable. 

Skills Measured:

  • Leadership Style 
  • Societal/National/Country Culture 
  • Individual Culture 
  • Decision-Making Style 
  • Communication Style
  • Diversity & Inclusion

Topics:

  • Problem-solving
  • Cultural communication skills
  • Relationship-based cultural sensitivity
  • Cultural Behavior: managing subordinates & building trust

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Author: Uche Jarrett, Chris Mann, Assistant Professors of Practice at University of of Nebraska- Lincoln

Price: $9.99

Role: Engagement Manager at an economic consulting company specializing in business strategy development.

Scenario: Responsible for two clients with immediate concerns, participants must work with a team of consultants and analysts to gather and analyze information to determine optimal pricing, production quantities, and predict the effects of economic outcomes.

These scenarios measure skills and knowledge that prepare students to have a better understanding of economic efficiency to deal with issues in a variety of career fields.

Skills Measured:

  • Market Structures
  • Cost and Productivity
  • Demand and Supply
  • Comparative Advantage
  • Profit and Revenue
  • Elasticity
  • Game Theory

Topics:

  • Pricing strategy
  • Price elasticity
  • Marginal cost
  • Demand forecasting

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Author: Joshua Dwight, Associate Faculty at City University of Seattle  

Price: $9.99

Role: Process Improvement Manager at an established manufacturing company specializing in sensors.

Scenario: As the company looks to become a global leader in the sensor industry, participants must apply problem-solving and process improvement ideologies to current operations as they recommend enhancements for growth.

These scenarios measure essential skills that prepare students with the working knowledge to effectively impact and improve standard operations processes.

Skills Measured:

  • Problem Definition
  • Problem Classification 
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Appraise Solutions
  • Control the New Solutions

Topics:

  • Process analysis and improvement
  • Supply chain management
  • Information systems
  • Logistics

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Author: John Parnell, Professor of Management & Eminent Scholar of Business at the University of North Alabama

Price: $9.99

Role: Crisis Manager at a multimillion-dollar manufacturing company that produces sensors.

Scenario:

As participants navigate potentially unclear or incomplete information, they must make the “best” decisions to prevent or minimize the adverse effects of crises, when possible. Responses must be thoughtful, strategic, and quick – similar to the approach required in the real-world.

These scenarios measure skills and knowledge that prepare students on how to handle frequent organizational crises best.

Skills Measured:

  • Crisis Recognition
  • Crisis Response

Topics:

  • Crisis management plan creation
  • Labor strikes
  • OSHA Safety standards
  • Defective products
  • Harassment allegations
  • Product boycotts

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Author: Zack Damon, Assistant Professor of Sports Management at the University of Central Arkansas

Price: $9.99

Role: General Manager of a professional sports team.

Scenario: As the team looks to make a championship run in the next two years, participants must gather and validate information, effectively communicate with their peers, and ground their decisions in ethical principles.

These scenarios measure skills and knowledge that prepare students for the responsibilities of managing a successful sports franchise.

Skills Measured:

  • Problem-Solving
  • Communications
  • Ethical Decision-Making

Topics:

  • Doping scandal
  • Crisis identification and resolution
  • Public relations response

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Author: David McCalman, Assistant Professor of Management at the University of Central Arkansas

Price: $9.99

Role: Senior Accountant at a consulting firm that performs a variety of services and specializes in asset valuation and acquisitions.

Scenario:

As the firm contemplates a new significant acquisition, participants must understand and assess the firm’s financial health, costs, and understand the profitability of various product lines. Responsible for managing duties across multiple divisions, participants must also report and communicate with several team members from different departments.

These scenarios measure skills and knowledge that prepare students to capture and analyze business operations to provide valuable financial insights necessary for profitability.

Skills Measured:

  • Managerial Decision-Making
  • Cost Concepts
  • Financial Statement Analysis 
  • Budgeting 
  • Business Communication

Topics:

  • Financial Ratios
  • Payback periods
  • Break-even analysis
  • Pricing and profitability
  • Inventory turnover

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Author: Cindy Durtschi, EY Professor of Accountancy, & David Wang, Associate Professor and Driehaus Fellow at DePaul University

Price: $9.99

Role: Internal Auditor for a manufacturing company specializing in solar panels for homes and commercial buildings. 

Scenario: Participants are challenged with investigating and analyzing data sets in order to determine potential fraud red flags within the company. By going through this experience, participants will learn to use data analytics tools to explore data, use judgment at each step to determine next steps and how to create a report for management outlining steps or recommendations for further inquiry or remediation.

Skills Measured:

  • Problem Identification
  • Perform Analysis
  • Evaluate Evidence 
  • Communicate Results

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Author: Capsim

Price: $9.99

Role: Lead of a Product Launch Team at S-Cape, a headphone company.

Scenario: Participants lead of a newly formed Product Launch Team that will be designing a brand-new headphone concept for an upcoming conference.

Throughout the experience, learners will encounter classic puzzles with a business twist that will need to be completed before you proceed.

However, they’ll need to be mindful of their decisions as any incorrect answers will reduce their overall time to escape. Can your learners design the headphones and send the product’s name to the CEO before time expires?

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Award Details

EdTech Trendsetter & Cool Tool Winners

  • Professional Skills Solution, Cool Tools Awards

  • Product or Service Setting a Trend (for workforce), Trendsetter Awards

EdTech Cool Tool Finalists

  • Authoring Tools Solution
  • Games for Learning/Simulation Solution
  • Personalized Learning Solution
  • Profesional Development Learning Solution
  • Skills Solution (21st-Century Skills)
  • Testing & Assessment Solution

SIIA Education Technology 2020 CODiE Award Finalists

  • Best Content Authoring Development or Curation Solution

  • Best Emerging Instructional Technology Solution