Labster Workshop

Hands-on Workshop: Behind the Scenes of the Gram Stain Virtual Lab

Sarah Jayne Boulton

Sarah Jayne "SJ" Boulton

Global Curriculum Lead at Labster

Chris Conner

Chris Conner

Director of Institutional Relations at Labster

Wednesday, September 22nd
3-4pm ET | 2-3pm CT | 12-1pm PT

See what it's like and how it's made!

During this short workshop, you’ll use a biology lab simulation, taking the same journey your students take to learn how to differentiate bacterial species using the Gram stain technique. Wondering why instructors are teaching with simulations when students are back to learning in-person? Get your questions answered by a simulation designer while you join her in playing Gram Stain: how stains and counterstains work.
Here’s what’s in store: you’ll explore how the four reagents of the Gram stain interact with structural components of the cell wall to color the bacteria. Now able to tell the difference, you’ll be trained to use a light microscope to interpret the results of a given Gram stain. Still inside the virtual world, you can view the microscopic image on the screen, and even apply immersion oil to increase the magnification! Confused? You can repeat the process until you’ve mastered the technique. Better yet, you can keep using this simulation after the workshop is over. We’ll leave it open for a short time so you can assign it to your students and get their feedback!

Special thanks to:

National Association of Biology Teachers

Missed the webinar? No problem: Get the recording here!

Please fill out the form to get access to the webinar recording.

Take a 15 Minute “Lab Break” with a Virtual Lab Expert

Talk to one of our Virtual Lab Experts about how Labster can engage your students with our virtual labs for online, hybrid and face-to-face courses.

Lab break coffee with us

Please fill out the form below to talk with one of our Lab Experts. 

You must opt in to receive emails from Labster. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Thank you for your submission!

Sales Demo: Discover how Labster
improves student grades and learning outcomes!

Limited to 100 people

The simulation is already added to this package

Step 1: Choose your simulations

Find and select the simulations that you want to add to your course.

Step 2: Review simulation list

This is the list of simulations that will be added to your course. Click Download once you are ready.

Press the + button next to the simulations that you want to add to your list, or add all the simulations of this package by pressing “add all simulations”.


Related Simulations

No simulations added yet.
    Download the .zip file and upload it to your LMS.

    Download Common Cartridge File

    Choose your Learning Management System below:
    Generating download link. Please wait...
    Congratulations! You can now upload the .zip file into your LMS by the following these instructions:

    Simulation name

    Image container

    Learning Outcomes

    Learning outcomes container


    Techniques container

    Simulation Description

    Description container

    Are you sure you want to delete?

    Package deleted successfully

    IMPORTANT: Check the original email with instructions from your instructor to verify how you should gain access.

    Labster Website

    Did you receive a link or email invitation to access Labster via the Labster website? You will be using Labster Direct (URL) or our Course Manager login. Check with your instructor or read more below.

    School LMS

    Are you accessing Labster from your school’s LMS, such as Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle or Brightspace? Click below to read more. 

    IMPORTANT: Please check your original email to confirm the correct access option.

    Labster Website

    Are you accessing Labster through Labster Direct or the new Course Manager account login? Learn more below.

    Your LMS

    Are you accessing Labster from your school’s LMS, such as Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle or Brightspace? Click below to read more.

    Faculty Resources

    To access the Faculty Resources page (instructors only) and review Labster simulations, please log in below.