ITI Knowledge Base

Learning Objectives by Scenario Type

"In-Sim" Learning Scenario Types Available in ITI VR


These scenarios teach the basic function of the crane controls in order to operate the simulator.

Catch the Swing

These scenarios teach how to reduce or stop the swinging motion of a moving load.

Ball in Barrel

These scenarios teach the operator how to control the swing of the headache ball enough to lower the headache ball into the barrel without tipping it over. Hold for 1 second until barrel opening glows yellow for successful completion.


These scenarios teach operators how to navigate loads with precision using multiple control functions.

Hook | Pole

These scenarios teach precision handling of the headache ball allows the operator to latch onto a wire-frame object with the hook and navigate it to the destination.

Signal Person

These scenarios teach how to precisely follow a signal person’s voice and hand commands.


These scenarios give the operator the simulation of a worksite while performing a standard lift with supervision.

Wrecking Ball

This bonus scenario type, related to Catching, allows the operator to knock over standing blocks, but at a random moment will require the operator to regain control of the load. 


This bonus scenario type allows the operator to leisurely pick up blocks using a magnet and stack them to build a high tower.


The purpose of these scenarios is to familiarize operators with the natural acceleration and deceleration of the crane. Accelerate to full speed, then coast to knock over the blue pins, but avoid knocking the red ones over.

Chain Laydown

These scenarios entail the laydown of a length of chain onto target squares. Operators must take care not to pull the chain off the pin.

Pickup Sticks

The operator’s goal in this scenario type is to lift steel beams off the ground with a magnetic spreader bar and place them on trucks for delivery. Operators must lift multiple beams at a time to maximize efficiency.

Training Event

By editing the XML file, trainers can insert these events in scenarios, allowing students to train for unexpected events and adverse conditions. These scenarios teach appropriate resolution steps to both common and rare work site hazards. On the first occurrence of a training event, time slows as the operator receives instructions, then they must perform the proper steps to secure the load quickly and safely.