SimsUshare CTC Testing Portal

Welcome to the testing portal! If you haven’t already, please use the form below to request login credentials.

We will periodically have announcements on this (main) page, but have broken out the relevant content into the following sections. Scroll down to browse all, or click on a hyperlink to jump to that section directly:

Please contact us with any questions, suggestions, or feedback.

Some Technical Details

The CTC operates from a private EC2 server on Amazon’s Amazon Web Services platform. Simulations are stored in S3 buckets with an obfuscated naming convention and requires individual login credentials given by SimsUshare to upload and download an organization’s simulations. Upload and download are handled over TLS/SSL.

For the multiplayer communication, we require that customers have port 8080 open in their firewall to communicate ONLY with https://ctc.simsushare.com. The preview windows in the instructor’s panel for the CTC only currently work in Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, and Opera.  The web app works in Internet Explorer 11 and beyond but the effects may not be visible in the instructor’s preview panel, due to IE 11’s lack of support for the SVG mechanism we use in displaying the effects. Management operations do work in IE 11.

How to Download and Install the SimsUshare App (Windows & Mac)

The SimsUshare app is used to create and play simulations, whether as standalone or as participants in CTC exercises. If you already have SimsUshare Platinum v2.6 or earlier installed, you need to download and install the current version to have the CTC capabilities.

Please use the regular download area to get the latest version. Click here to go there now.

Note: The CTC-compatible SimsUshare for iOS is in the App Store already. We expect to release the Android version before December, 2018.

How to Access the SimsUshare CTC Web App

The SimsUshare CTC Web App is what you will use to coordinate/control multiple participants (who use SimsUshare App, below). The CTC Web App is a web page you access through a regular browser, at the following URL:

https://ctc.simsushare.com

Note: currently, the app is NOT fully working in Internet Explorer, please use Chrome, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge. We are working on compatibility with IE.

If your City IT has blocked communication on port 8080, you will get an error when you try to join a CTC exercise. Please contact us about what to communicate with your IT personnel.

Please contact us with any questions, suggestions, or feedback.

How to Use the CTC Web App

We provide three ways to learn how to use the CTC Web App:

  1. 15-minute Introductory Videos
    1. CTC Purpose, Use, and How to Report Feedback (02:33)
    2. CTC Quick Start Example Use (12:11)
  2. CTC Quick Start Documentation (PDF’s)
    1. How to Create and Run Exercises 
    2. How to Upload Simulations
    3. How to Download Simulations
  3. Full SimsUshare Documentation
  4. Free online class on https://academy.simsushare.com (free registration required)