Experiment Features

  • Multi User Study: When the "transform" button is clicked, the study will be transformed to a multi-participant study. Once the study is transformed to a multi-participant study, the study cannot be transformed back to a single user study and at least 2 participants will be required to take part in the study. When the multi-user functionality is activated, the following sub-options will be shown:
    • Number of participants: This setting determines how many subjects will take part in the experiment.
    • Action on User Leaves Study: This setting determines what will happen to the remaining participants if one participant leaves the study (e.g closes the browser window).
    • Allow websocket reconnection: This setting determines whether participants are allowed to reconnect to the study after a temporary disconnect / connection loss. This option will be particularly useful for participants with an unstable internet connection.
    • Check internet connection of participants before allowing participation: If this option is enabled, there will be a connection / ping test before the start of the experiment. Only participants who pass the connection test will be able to take part in the study. The two following parameters can be adjusted for in this test:
      • Maximum ping allowed: This setting will determine what will be the maximal acceptable ping (in milli seconds) for passing the connection test.
      • Average ping allowed: This setting will determine what will be the maximum for the average ping (in milli seconds) for passing the connection test.
    • Allow to invite friends in lobby: If this option is enabled, there will be a form field in the experiment lobby which participants can use to invite their friends to the study by entering their name and their friends' email addresses. If disabled, the invitation form will not be shown.
  • Multilingual Study: When the "transform" button is clicked, the study will be transformed to a multilingual study. Once the study is converted to a multilingual study, the "Translate" settings can then be used to add / adjust translations for all text elements in the study. At the beginning of the experiment execution, a drop-down box will appear for subjects to choose their preferred language. Multilingual studies cannot be transformed back to a single language study.
  • Audio Recordings via Microphone: If enabled, the study will access (and require) participants to use the microphone for voice recordings during the experiment execution. The experiment will always inform subjects and ask for consent before beginning the study.
  • Video Recordings via Webcam: If enabled, the study will access (and require) participants to use their webcam for video recordings during the experiment. The experiment will always inform subjects and ask for consent before beginning the study.
  • Eye Tracking via Webcam: If enabled, the study will access (and require) the webcam for webcam-based eye-tracking during the experiment execution. Once clicked, more information will appear. Please see the "Eyetracking" tab for complete information.
  • Head Tracking via Webcam: Similar to eyetracking, the study will access (and require) the webcam for webcam-based head tracking during the study. Users must add objects and events that record this. Please see the "Eyetracking" tab for suggested steps.
  • Screen Recordings: Labvanced can also record a subject's screen during the experiment. This can be done with a video recording object. The experiment will always inform participants and ask for consent before beginning the experiment. Please see the Objects section for more details.
  • WebSocket Connection: If enabled, Labvanced can connect your study to an external server or device. Users must provide the IP address and Port information for the external device.
  • External Data Storage: Labvanced license holders can choose to save their data on an external server instead of in the Labvanced servers. This usually refers to storing data on a university server, so the university's technology department will need to implement an API. The user of the account will have a unique URL to access the information. Please see the Developer Documentation for this information.
  • Encryption of Participant Files: Labvanced license holders can choose to enable end-to-end encryption of participant files for their study. This option increases security for audio and video recordings by creating PGP keys (a pair of keys where one is public and one is private). This process encrypts participant data as it leaves their computer and goes to the server that is recording the data (the Labvanced server, the university server, etc.) Nobody can access the data except the specific researcher who has the private key of the pair.