Teaching on both undergraduate and post graduate real estate programmes within the Built Environment Division at Sheffield Hallam University has a long tradition of student centred learning delivered through intensive simulations usually involving teams of students responding to realistic problem solving briefs. This particular simulation concerns the management of a property estate. Students are required to respond to a range of challenges from routine breaches of covenant and tenant default to more extreme an unusual occurrences including, explosions and environmental disasters. This whole process is managed and delivered over time using a virtual learning environment which not only enables instant communication but also allows the tutor to provide adaptable responses to student actions/reactions. The presentation will illustrate how the tutor is able to use the Virtual Learning Environment to manage responses in a flexible way to tailor delivery and maximise the quality of the student learning experience.