Using the notebook feature, a lab can be created for a class in which the students can interact with MATLAB through Microsoft Word. This approach can be used when you want to use the power of MATLAB to demonstrate a concept, but do not want the students to focus on the MATLAB code.
Please note that the Data Acquisition and Instrument Control Toolboxes are required to run the m-book in its entirety. The simpleIC.m file was created using TMTool from the Instrument Control Toolbox. This more than likely will not work out of the box for you, so it it recommended that you use the tool to create your own simpleIC function.