Labster provides fully virtual versions of labs, enabling laboratory courses to move online – be it fully or partially. Labster incorporates pedagogical techniques, uses gamification and storytelling approaches to engage students in course materials, and teaches techniques, skills, protocols, and underlying theory – all at a fraction of what a physical lab costs. As a virtual lab platform, Labster currently hosts 130 simulated labs based in gamified case studies.
UF Online has purchased unlimited access to Labster for all UF instructors and worked with IT to have the application integrated as an application available to all Canvas users at no charge until July 31, 2023.
The Journal of Visualized Experiments, JoVE, is a world-leading producer of video solutions with the mission to increase productivity and reproducibility in scientific research and education. JoVE content provides the breadth and depth needed to meet the needs of science students and researchers at all levels. Content mapping to a faculty member’s syllabus or lab’s research is available and JoVE content integrates into Canvas. With over 12,000 videos and curriculum-focused visualizations, JoVE not only accelerates the mastery of STEM concepts but also has the potential to simplify and expedite the production of online courses.
UF Online has partnered with JoVE to provide unlimited access to all of its content to all UF faculty, instructional designers, and librarians who may find this peer-reviewed resource to be a valuable addition to the already stellar, comprehensive materials they curate and make accessible to our faculty. JoVE access is single sign-on with your GatorLink credentials at the JoVE website.