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This page is for University System of Maryland instructors who wish to add Labster simulations into their courses.

Get started with Labster in a few simple steps:

Get An Introduction

Watch this Getting Started Video in order to learn more about Labster simulations. There are more “Getting to Know Labster” resources at the bottom of this page.

Review Simulations

Navigate to the University System of Maryland Faculty Resources page and explore the Labster catalog. Here you can read about and play the simulations and decide which course package(s) you would like to select from.

Attend a Live Training Session

Labster is running the following live training sessions.

Monday, January 11th at 1pm - Intro to Labster: Register here

Tuesday, January 12th at 9am - Biology Specific: Register here

Thursday, January 14th at 3pm - Chemistry Specific Register here

Learn more about how to use Labster

Explore the resources below to learn more about how to utilise Labster and build virtual labs into your courses.

Import Simulations Into Your Course(s)

Download the common cartridge file specific to your learning management system, using the buttons below, then import the simulations in your course—in less than 2 minutes. See the User Guides below for step-by-step instructions.

Watch Recorded Sessions from Labster’s SO Inspired Conference.

In early October Labster was joined by faculty experts to share best practices for using Labster in the classroom. With sessions ranging from case studies and peer best practices discussions to a presentation on the classroom of the future and a featured plenary session with Sal Khan of Khan Academy, these sessions provide valuable insight into how to teach science courses online successfully.

Labster was joined for the closing panel by Dr. Jennifer Hearne Bobenko, Institutional Review Board, Chairperson; Professor of Biochemistry at University of Maryland Eastern Shore. We highly recommend checking out this session to learn from the panelists on how science education will change post-Covid, and the challenges that will come with it.

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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.

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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

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    Download the .zip file and upload it to your LMS.

    Download Common Cartridge File

    Choose your Learning Management System below:
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    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

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    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.