When Covid-19 hit the world, it also shut down the experimental lab at UCI. I had already run a test session with my friends and was ready to collect data for the second chapter in my dissertation. This was going to be my first lab experiment and I was all too excited to spend my grant money. With a small glitch though, I conducted my lab experiment anyway. Here’s my first account of creating a virtual lab and conducting my experiment sessions online. oTree makes it simple. I hope this could help you get started as well.