What type of license are you using for the training?
If you are using a Denodo Express license, some restrictions are applied. One of them is the usage of view parameters, which is not available for Denodo Express installations.
Either way, view parameters are not required for any of the labs and alternative approaches are outlined in the lab descriptions. So I would recommend to close out that VDP Administration tool and continue your development in a new one.
Best of luck to you in your training!