VisSim at North Dakota State

Dr. Jacob Glower of North Dakota State has been using VisSim an an important teaching aid for his controls courses for years. With enrollment of about 80 students per year, VisSim is used to validate the designs of feedback controls systems developed throughout the semester. At the start of the semester, students are given a copy of VisSim for use during the semester. The first lab and homework serve to get the students familiar with using this software as well as some of the features, such as being able to adjust a gain on-the-fly and see the effect on the response. His on-line curriculum, including VisSim diagrams and recorded videos can be seen here. Dr. Glower has a web page which includes tutorials on VisSim along with lecture notes with screen-snap examples from VisSim