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Project Ares Updates for the Back-to-School Season

By Angela Shugarts • Posted 5 months ago

User Experience
Product Update

We have a virtual backpack full of new supplies for teaching and learning with Project Ares.

Check out the capabilities that make it easier for cybersecurity instructors to get started teaching cyber forensics, see student progress at a glance, explore our cyber learning catalog, and navigate inside Project Ares.

Teach a Cyber Forensics Study Unit

with Project Ares

New learning content in Project Ares creates a beginner’s entry point to learn about the key topic area of cyber forensics.

  1. Flashcard-like study questions for cyber forensics are now part of the Trivia Loot learning game in seven new categories.
  2. A new Trivia Loot feature enables players to select the categories for the game board. Users can set it up to tackle the cyber forensics categories.
  3. A new Cyber Forensics Study Guide in the Media Library will be available soon. It will introduce basic forensics concepts that can then be tested in Trivia Loot.

When you teach Forensics this term or next:

  • Add new beginner information to your cyber forensics course as prep for the Project Ares Forensic Scenario (battle room 9)
  • Have us bring it all together for you when you contract for our packaged introduction or certification course in Forensics
  • Encourage your students to grab snacks and headphones and use the material to self-start their cyber forensics learning. (Aka: a cram session 😉 )

Enrich Your Cyber Labs

with Project Ares Instructor Tools

To help you teach better with Project Ares, new tools are available in a new web app.

Teaching a course: How’s my class or cohort doing in Project Ares?

A dashboard on Student Progress (beta) gives you an at-a-glance view of how students have progressed (or not) with their Project Ares assignments. Use this real-time data straightaway to pinpoint students that are both ahead of and behind the curve.


This helpful dashboard widget is available through a new Project Ares web application. Keep reading!

Preparing for class: How do I align a scenario to my lesson plan for lab assignments?


Instructor Information for all Project Ares scenarios includes the hints, answers, scoring, and solution videos. You’ll find these materials after you log in to the Project Ares web app and click on the Learning Catalog (opens new window)(formerly the Curriculum Guide).

Setting up Curriculum: Which Project Ares Scenarios are right for my program?


The improved Project Ares Learning Catalog (opens new window) has a new filter and search capability to help you explore Project Ares scenarios.

To research the best scenarios for your cyber courses or training programs, use the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE Framework) (opens new window) categories and competencies to filter the catalog material.

Quicker Log In and Navigation

with a simpler Project Ares interface

New Home

Announcing the new Project Ares web application— the now and future home of the Project Ares learning platform. Watch us enhance compatibility, accessibility, and performance as our app continues to evolve!

Bookmark the app at (opens new window)

Log In and Start Project Ares


The Project Ares interface is sleeker. Enjoy direct access to your learning destination through a new interactive world map, a prominent list of Project Ares Mission scenarios, and quick-click tabs for the Battle Rooms, Media Library, and Cyber Learning Games (opens new window). The main Mission screen has been revamped too and essential Mission information is easier to find.

You’ll spend more time learning and less on globe-trotting.

  • Up front navigation tabs reduce time to locate and access scenarios, Cyber Learning Games, and the Media Library.
  • Scrollable, easy-to-read tiles make finding Missions a snap.
  • Less load on computers (CPU and graphic processors) means more hardware can run the Project Ares game client.

Teaching and learning with Project Ares is ready for the new school year!

Visit the new website!(opens new window)

Request a demo

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