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Running an OSA Experiment

Start the Server:  If you have created your configuration and your experiment, then you are ready to run an experiment session. To verify that your experiment is ready to run, and to start the OSA Server, click on "Experiments" in the "User Menu" box on the left side of this page. When the experiment is set up, you'll see that in the "Actions" column for your experiment session, there is a button labelled "Run" on the right side of the "Experiments" page. Click on the 'Run' button to start the OSA Server for your session. (If you see a File Download dialog box after you click 'Run', click Open to open the Server.) As soon as you enter a 'Session Name' and a 'Session Log' the OSA Server will start and is then available to accept connections from OSA Client applications.

Get Your Subjects to Join the Session:  All of your subjects must join the session before you start. Please click the following link to see a description of the steps that you need to instruct your students on how to join.  Adding Students

Start the OSA Session:  As Client connections are made they appear in the "OSA - Server Control" window on the Server tab. Once all of the students have logged into the experiment session, you can start the OSA Server by clicking "Start Session."

View Server and Subject Screen Shots

Stopping a Session

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