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With a subscription you gain access to a range of games and tools available on the Actee Hub without additional cost.
All you need to get started is to register. See: How do I subscribe or register to get started?
You register or subscribe by creating a user on the hub in a few simple steps.
Before you register, it's a good idea to check if your organization or education are already active with a customized hub.
If you are independent and not assigned any customized hubs or specific sessions, this is how you register:
1. Go to www.actee.com
2. Click the button 'Actee Login' in the top right corner
3. Unless you have already subscribed/have created a user login, click the button 'Get Started'
4. Register your name, email and create a password
5. Sign in with your email and password
6. Choose between a 3 month access or a one year subscription (unless your organization or education has already payed for your access)
If you are invited to join a specific session, check out "How do I join a session" in the FAQ.
You have to be invited into a session to join it. Either through a link or with a unique Session ID.
If you are going to join a session with a Session ID, all you need to do is:
1. Login to the hub (if you haven't received a login-link, find the login-button on actee.com top right corner)
2. Click 'Get Started' and register your name, email and create a password
2. Sign in with your email and password
3. Click the button 'Join a Session'
4. Type the Session ID you have received from the facilitator/session creator and you are in.
Yes, try a 2-hour free demo access.
If you want to get started to try our learning games, you can get a free 2-hour demo. This gives you access to the Actee games and a limited range of available tools.
All you need to do is to register with your name, email and create a code. Then you are ready to play around on the hub.
No physical material is needed in addition to an access to the hub. You can play all our games and work with online tools as well as facilitate without any additional material.
But should you still prefer to use handouts with the game stories and choices, you can download a PDF before starting the game. This also enables you to print the storyline and choices, or you can implement the texts in your own design document.
We also have a floorboard, which is a physical gameboard that comes with boats and stakeholder pieces, you can use to activate participants in the room and to visualize game positions of the different groups as part of a session/course.
The digital alternate for the physical floorboard is the SessionView tool which can be cast to the wall and give an overview and status of games and groups.
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Games & Tools
Use sessions to design courses where you control content, focus and accesses.
A session is a program/course you can build on the hub by choosing and combining available elements (games and tools) you need for a customized learning activity.
If you are going to facilitate, teach or drive a course with a number of participants, you can use the SessionBuilder to build a session.
You can find the SessionBuilder on the hub under the tool menu: 'Facilitate'
You need to build a session to facilitate games with groups and to onboard particpants directly to specific content.
If you want to facilitate, teach or drive a course with a group/several groups, you need to build a session. A session is the only way to create groups. If you want to use the multiplayer function in a game, you need to create a session and attach groups to it.
The advantage of working with sessions is also that you are able to onboard your users/participants directly to the content (games and tools) that you have chosen for the session. You onboard users to your session by sharing the Session ID/name of the session with them, which they type in after user creation/login.
See how you build a session under the FAQ-menu "What is the SessionBuilder" or just try it out and get started on the hub under the tool menu 'Facilitation'
The SessionBuilder is a tool you use to build sessions.
When you use the SessionBuilder, you are walked through a number of steps, where you are guided to fill out the needed information to design your customized session:
1. Give your session a name/ID
2. The number of participants to join the session
3. The number of groups you will divide the participants into
4. Maximum number of participants in each group
5. The start and end date of the session (determining the timespan for joining the session with the ID you've created)
6. Choose the specific games and tools you want to use for the session
7. You have the option of inviting fellow consultants to join the session with the same access rights as you
8. Add licenses to the session and you are ready to invite the participants
It's up to you if you want the participants to 'prepare' for the course by creating a user beforehand or if you just want them to create a user and log in as part of the course.
You can find the SessionBuilder on the hub in the tool menu: 'Facilitation'
The SessionList is a list of all the sessions you have created or are invited into as a partner or a consultant.
The SessionList shows you both upcoming, active and previous sessions.
You need to create a session (in the SessionBuilder) before you can find the SessionList.
If you have created a session, the SessionList tool will appear on the hub in the tool menu: Facilitation.
The SessionList gives you an overview of all sessions you have access to, and you can edit information from the list.
On the SessionList you can see the basic information about every session and you can enter the session to edit details.
The SessionList contains:
1. Name of the session
2. Date when the session was created
3. Start and end date of the session
4. Number of participants that can enter the session
5. If the session is complete and ready to join
6. You can move remaining access from a session
7. You can copy the URL of the session, which you can share with participants to enter the session without using the Session ID
8. You can reenter the session in the SessionBuilder to change/redesign a range of elements in the session.
You need to create a session (in the SessionBuilder) before you can find the SessionList.
If you have created a session, the SessionList tool will appear in the tool menu: Facilitation
In the SessionView, you can review your session and see which users are attached to it.
The SessionView is a useful tool to keep track of the users attached to a game, review an ongoing session, follow the progress of a game, and see the current status of different groups in a session.
For example, if you are facilitating a course with a multiplayer game, you can follow the progress of the different groups.
You need to create a session (in the SessionBuilder) before you can find the SessionView on the hub.
If you have created a session, the SessionView tool will appear on the hub in the tool menu: Facilitation
Use the SessionView to review status of your game session and users - which you can also project to the wall/floor as a virtual game board.
The SessionView is a useful tool for facilitators to keep track of the status of the game in 'Group View' (status of participants in a group) and 'Collected View' (comparison across all the groups in a session). Click 'singleplayer' or 'mulitplayer' depending on the game setup you have used.
In SessionView you can check up on:
1. Available seats in the session
2. Session participants
3. Attached consultants in session
4. Number of groups
5. Total accesses
6. Accesses used and remaining
Furthermore, you can keep track of participants attached to a sesssion:
1. Name of the participants
2. Email adress of the participants
3. The group they are in
4. If they have status as consultant or user
5. Their last login time
If you need to see a complete list of all your sessions, check-out the SessionList.
If you have created a session, you can find the SessionView tool on the hub menu: 'Facilitation'.
ActeeChange is one of the main concepts in Actee's digital simulation game universe.
With ActeeChange you can develop your change management skills and learn to drive change and lead people in the organization.
Within the ActeeChange concept, you can find a range of game cases designed with different change objectives and dilemmas in focus.
Furthermore, the concept comes with the additional tools: ChangeLive, ChangeMeter, and the DataModule, which can support the learning, planning and impact of using ActeeChange as a learning activity.
The scoring system of ActeeChange is a feature that makes you compete or compare your results with others. You can compare the score of the players participating in a Multiplayer Game or in a Quick Challenge. You can also use your score to see how you are doing compared to others in the DataModule tool, where you accumulate results for your personal game profile.
The score of the game is based on your last five choices. An example of the score is illustrated in the pictures below. The number in the brackets, in this case, 200, shows the score of the 5 most recent choices made, and the score to the left shows the total score up until this choice. Therefore, when making the next choice, the total score will be 925. However, only the five most recent choices will be counted in your score, as to avoid differentiation between someone who has made fewer choices than hours, as some choices require more hours.
However, after each chapter has ended, you will have moved your boat to a certain field, depending on the choices made. The further you move the boat, the more points you will have. That is why it is important to make the right decisions throughout the entire game! The scoring system also factors in how many stakeholders you have left off the boat, as well as their resistance levels. So, remember to keep your stakeholders satisfied and onboard the change. The calculations behind the scoring system are illustrated below.
ActeeLeadership is one of the main concepts in Actee's digital simulation game universe.
With ActeeLeadership you can develop your professional leadership skills and work with your personal repetoire of how you approach and deal with situations and decision-making.
Within the ActeeLeadership concept, you can find a range of game cases designed with different storylines and dilemmas in focus.
Use the DataModule to support the learning and impact of the ActeeLeadership game, which can help you compare your leadership or leadership profiles across the organization. Furthermore, you can compliment your leadership profile with the StyleTrade exercise.
The scoring system of ActeeLeadership is a feature that makes you compete or compare your results with others. You can compare the score of the players participating in a Multiplayer Game or in a Quick Challenge. You can also use your score to see how you are doing compared to others in the DataModule tool, where you accumulate results for your personal game profile.
In ActeeLeadership, your score is based on two factors: the accumulated score of your last five choices and your Round Score.
Your score consists of two variables: a goal score and a barometer score. The better you are at achieving your set goals and achieving a positive climate barometer, the higher your score. The score of your last five choices illustrates how well you have been able to achieve this positive climate. The Round Score is dependent on the previous choices you have made in the game, which will affect the overall status of the barometers and goals. Therefore, you need to make the right choices throughout the entire game to achieve the best scoring result!
ActeeCommunication is one of the main concepts in Actee's digital simulation game universe.
ActeeCommunication is a game concept designed to work with relational communication. Learning with the game helps you develop a new sense of tact, awareness, and understanding of how you as a professional can direct the conversation and dialogue to the best outcome.
Within the ActeeCommunication concept, you can find a range of game cases designed with different storylines, dilemmas, and stakeholders in focus.
Use the DataModule to support the learning and impact of the ActeeCommunication game, which can show your personal profile to set new goals, to discuss with other likeminded, and to see the impact of your learning and development.
The scoring system of ActeeCommunication is a feature that makes you compete or compare your results with others. You can compare the score of the players participating in a Multiplayer Game or in a Quick Challenge. You can also use your score to see how you are doing compared to others in the DataModule tool, where you accumulate results for your personal game profile.
In ActeeCommunication, your score is based on two factors: the score of your last five choices and your Round Score.
Your score is calculated on how well you communicate within the 8 communication styles. The better you are at communication with the style(s) that the situation calls for, the higher your score will be. The score is reflecting the theory about broadening your repetoire of communication styles, and therefore different situations will call for different approaches throughout a game. The score of your last five choices illustrate how well you have been at communicating your last five choices. The Round Score is dependent on the previous choices you have made in the game, which overall will affect how well you have been at communicating the 8 styles. Therefore, you need to make the right choices throughout the entire game to be on top of the scoring system!
The GameBuilder is a tool, which enables you to design or tailor your own games for your hub.
You can build your own game within the main concepts of ActeeChange, ActeeLeadership, and ActeeCommunication, where you can choose both long, short, and mini versions.
Depending on your purpose and ambitions, you can use the GameBuilder to build a new game with your own storyline, dilemmas, and theories or you can just change a few elements (e.g. company name or stakeholder descriptions - see the adjustable elements in the list below) and you are ready to go with your customized game.
If you are interested in grappling with designing or making your own adjusted game version in one of the game concepts, you can start the GameBuilder guide in the GameBuilder tool, which will walk you through the necessary steps and help you to get started with building your game.
Adjustable Game Elements
- Stakeholder Comments
You need to have access to a customized hub in order to see and use the GameBuilder tool. Read the specifics in the FAQ-guide question: 'How do I access the GameBuilder tool?'
You need to have a customized hub or access to a customized hub as a superuser in order to work with the GameBuilder tool.
Check out the FAQ menu 'Prices and Subscriptions' about What is a customized hub? and What is a superuser? to find out more.
If you have access to a customized hub, you can find the GameBuilder under 'Admin' in the tool menu on the hub.
What is a session?
Why build a session?
What is the SessionBuilder?
What is the SessionList
How can I use the SessionList?
What is the SessionView
How can I use the SessionView
What is ActeeChange?
How does the score work in ActeeChange?
What is ActeeLeadership?
How does the score work in ActeeLeadership?
What is ActeeCommunication?
How does the score work in ActeeCommunication?
What is the GameBuilder?
How do I access the GameBuilder tool?
Prices & Subscriptions
Depending on your needs, we offer different subscription plans.
If you are just up for cheking out the games and tools, you can start with a 3 month subscription. But as it is with most things in life, you get a better deal if you commit further to the cause. And therefore, there is money to save, if you choose an annual subscription.
If you are an advanced game facilitator - and perhaps with a consultancy or organization behind you, you might want to invest in a white label hub/a customized hub. This gives a range of advantages and extra value, where you can build or moderate your own games in the GameBuilder tool and see and gather data of the users in your hub. In this way, you can make long-term development and learning plans with engaging learning games and tools for your purpose.
You can quickly buy licenses buy entering the top menu on your dashboard called "Subcriptions, Hubs and Licenses". When you as a consultant buy licenses you will be able to add them to your License Wallet.
When you enter the menu you can choose to buy licenses for your personal account or a hub.
Note that a license is not something you buy for yourself. You buy licenses to give access to users in a session for example if you are to facilitate a workshop or a course with one or more of the games on the hub. See the difference between a subscription and a license here.
Depending on your needs you can choose different subscription plans to get started with using Actee games and tools. Note that all subscriptions are recurring.
As a minimum you subscribe to a 3 month periode.
You can also choose to subscribe for a year, which gives you a considerable reduction in the price per month.
All subscription plans are recurring, which means that your subscription will automatically be renewed at the end of your subscription period.
A subscription is not the same as a user license, where the latter will not be recurring after the end period. Learn more about: What's the difference between a subscription and a license?
See the different subscription plans here: Actee.com/subscriptions
You buy a subscription individually, which is attached to you as a user. With a subscription you have access to a range of Actee games and tools, including the SessionBuilder. Through the SessionBuilder you can add licenses and invite users to join a session, a game, and get acces to a hub.
A subscription is recurring and will automatically be renewed after the end period of either 3 months or 1 year, depending on your chosen subscription plan. The payment for the automatic renewal of your subscription will be drawn from the credit information you have given when subscribing. Before a new subscription period begins, you can at any time cancel your subscription.
A license is not recurring after the 3 month or 1 year access you have gained. Typically, you have a license access because you are invited into a session with a game, where you get access to the hub at the same time. Therefore, you have not comitted to a subscription and will not have your license renewed after the date of expiry.
If your payment was declined, one of the most common reasons is Do not honor - financial jargon for "The payment was declined by your card issuer, and they won't tell us why".
To prevent this from happening again, call your card issuing bank, tell them that the transaction was declined by them (you can mention "error code 05 - do not honor") and ask them to allow future payments from Actee.
After they confirm that future payments will go through it is recommended to wait 30 minutes before trying to pay for the subscription, hub or session again.
It is also important to make sure that:
- You entered the correct CVV code (the 3 digits on the back of your card)
- You've entered the correct billing information (Adress, Country ect.)
- The card is approved for international/online purchases
- There are sufficient funds available
- The card is not expired or canceled
- The card has not been reported stolen or lost
Alternatively, you can always try with a different card, as that may also do the trick.
PS: If you don't have the number of your card issuing bank, it may show on the back of your card.
The physical floorboard can be used in addition to the online ActeeChange simulation game, which is used to gather all participants around during a game session for discussions about the positions of the boats and stakeholders.
It is not necessary to have our physical floorboard to play any ActeeChange game. The online game board that shows the results as the player(s) progress in the game can stand alone without the physical floorboard. In a facilitation situation, the SessionView tool can give the participants an overview and a status of all ongoing games and the position of the different groups in a session.
If you would like to order a floorboard, you can send us an email at email@example.com
The price for an ActeeChange floorboard including four boats with stakeholders is 2000 euros. VAT excluded.
The price of additional boats including stakeholders is 270 euros. VAT excluded.
A coaching board is a board game for the table, which can be used in addition to the online ActeeChange simulation game.
It is not necessary to have our physical coaching board to play any ActeeChange game. The online game board that shows the results as the player(s) progress in the game can stand alone without the physical coaching board. In a facilitation situation, the SessionView tool can give the participants an overview and a status of all ongoing games and the position of the different groups in a session.
If you would like to order a coaching board, you can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The price for an ActeeChange coaching board including one boat with stakeholders is 400 euros. VAT excluded.
The price of additional boats including stakeholders is 200 euros. VAT excluded.
A Superuser with a customized hub has access to the extended menu of tools including the GameBuilder and the DataModule.
As a superuser you have access to all games and tools on the Actee Hub. Furthermore, a superuser can be invited into any customized hub by a hub owner. With access to a customized hub, a superuser can use the GameBuilder tool, which enables you to develop games with your own storyline and theories. Furthermore, you need to be a superuser with access to a customized hub to see game data of the sessions on the hub.
As a superuser you can have access to several hubs as long as you are invited into the customized hubs by the hub owners.
A Hub Owner is the administrator of a customized / white label hub, which comes with a range of exclusive editing rights on the hub.
Every customized hub comes with one hub owner position! The hub owner is a white label admin, which means that the hub owner can customize the hub with color, logo, and pictures. Furthermore, the hub owner can create a customized toolbox containing all documents relevant for the use on the hub. This means that a hub owner can pick all relevant documents from the Actee Toolbox or any other relevant documents and add them to the customized hub's toolbox.
The hub owner controls superuser access to the customized hub and has to invite new superusers to give them an exclusive access to work with the DataModule tool as well as the GameBuilder tool on the hub. See 'What is a Superuser'.
A user can only get access by upgrading to superuser subscription. It is possible for the hub owner to pay for this as part of the invitation to join as a superuser.
It is possible for a hub owner to transfer the hub ownership to a superuser. This can only be done with the help from Actee support.
Handouts and posters you can find as PDF´s in the toolbox, where you can download and print them yourself.
If you order through us, the prices are:
Handouts are 5 euro apiece.
ActeeChange theory binders: 7 euros apiece
ActeeLeadership theory binders including StyleTrade cards: 40 euros apiece
ActeeCommunication theory binders including StyleTrade cards: 40 euros apiece
Minimum ordering of binders and handouts are 50.
Send your order request to email@example.com
What kind of subsciption should I choose?
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My payment for subscription fails?
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How can I buy a coaching board?
What is a Superuser?
What is a Hub Owner?
Can I order handouts and binders?
Yes, Actee complies to all applicable encryption rules and secures your information against potential intruders.
The answer is short and simple - no. Your private digital data is safe with us.
You can use data to learn more about what your choices in the games mean. The data works to connect the learned theory with your personal preferences - which makes the learning more transferable to workplace practice.
The games you play on your hub will accumulate data that shows your preferences of choices and style of decision-making.
All games are based on theory. Every time you make a choice in a game, you will learn about your choice from a theoretical perspective. Data is drawn from this theoretical framework based on your choices, which configures your profile.
All users will develop a personal profile through the games they play. The more games you use for the purpose, the more you will learn about your preferences e.g. for work methods, workplace relations, and leadership style.
Organizations and businesses with their own customized hub have access to the data-profiles of all game sessions on their hub. This means that the data can be used to get an insight into the current status of the organization: E.g. where are people in a change process, what are their leadership preferences or how do people prefer to work with a project or a process?
All customized hubs will have access to the Data-Module tool, which enables you as an owner of the hub to get an overview of your profile(s) and compare it across businesses and time. In this way, the tool can be used to set development goals and measure changes and results.
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Guides & Tutorials
Go to the top right corner on the website and click on the button, which says ACTEE LOGIN. Then you get to the signup form – enter your email select a password, or sign up via LinkedIn or Facebook. We will not display anything on your social media pages. Then you get to the log-in page, where you need to log in with the information you just registered with. Now you have reached the platform and can choose between joining a session or signing up. Choose ‘join a session’ if you have received an invitation with a session ID. If you do not have a session ID, choose ‘signup’ and choose the kind of access that fits your needs.
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All games are sorted under our three concepts: ActeeChange, which is about change management, ActeeLeadership, which is about leadership development and ActeeCommunication, which is about strengthening communication with stakeholders. Under each concept are a variety of game scenarios.
Start new game.
Choose a game.
Our new multiplayer function allows participants to cooperate throughout the game regardless of being in the same location and who plays at different times. The participants are able to suggest the choices they find the most beneficial. If the group members agree to the suggestion, the simulation will move on to the next step, if they do not agree, they will have to make new suggestions. If participants for some reason are unable to reply to a suggestion, the other members can choose to “force” an answer. The idea is that participants can play the game together in different locations.
When using the multiplayer function all participants need their own device.
In the multiplayer mode you start by making individual choices.
Then you need to discuss the choices with your group and choose how to proceed. This creates reflection on multiple levels.
As a facilitator using the multiplayer you can get an overview of the groups' positions and show these via the tool called Session View. You can project it onto a big screen from your computer and spark discussion on how the groups have come to their decisions.
This is a short guide on how to create your project in our ChangeLive tool. ChangeLive helps you track projects that leads to changes in your organization, and by tracking in ChangeLive, you get a better understanding of what you can do to secure a smooth change process and manage your stakeholders.
What is a ChangeMeter?
The ChangeMeter is short survey with six questions. It allows you to discover the discrepancy between how you think your stakeholders view the change process and how your employees/stakeholders ACTUALLY see the change process. It simply reveals the gap, and makes certain areas stand out, which helps focus your efforts.
How to Use It?
You start by answering the six questions in the survey yourself and thereafter send the same questions to your employees/stakeholders. You answer the questions by moving the dot to either end of the scale. Remember to answer the questions from the perspective of your stakeholders/employees.
How Long Does It Take?
Answering the six questions and sending out the survey will take you about 30 minutes. Then you will get back the average sum of the recipients answers, which gives you an instant overview. After using the ChangeMeter survey you will need time to decide which of the areas you want to work with, and how to do it.
This is an instruction video for our ActeeChange games. These simulation games are tools for change managers who wish to broaden their theoretical horizon in a fun and engaging way.
How Do I Register?
What Is the Actee Platform and How Do I Use it?
How Do I Use the Session Builder Tool to Create a Learning Process?
I Am Experiencing Technical Difficulties
How to Start a Singleplayer Game
What is the Multiplayer Function? Step 1.
What is the Multiplayer Function? Step 2.
What is the Multiplayer Function? Step 3.
What is the Multiplayer Function? Step 4.
What is the Multiplayer Function? Step 5.
How do I use the tool ChangeLive?
How Do I Use the ChangeMeter?
How Do I Play An ActeeChange Game?