Virtual Lab Demo Day

Thursday May 28, 2020 10am – 3pm

With many Ontario institutions beginning to plan for online and hybrid delivery in the Fall term, educators are looking for ways to make traditional hands-on lab experiences virtual. As institutions explore their options, eCampusOntario has set up a preview of several platforms that provide virtual lab simulations and/or interactive videos. Join us on Thursday, May 28 for a preview of JoVE, Pivot Interactives, Labster, Beyond Labz, and Quanser.

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May 28, 2020, 10AM ET


JoVE’s Science Education Library holds a collection of video demonstrations to teach and learn key concepts and fundamental techniques at the undergraduate course level. STEM subjects covered include Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Psychology, Clinical Medicine and  Engineering.

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May 28, 2020, 11AM ET

Pivot Interactives

Pivot Interactives uses interactive video to support student learning of critical thinking and science. The library of classroom-ready activities combines interactive video of events and phenomena with interactive measurement tools, allowing students to conduct authentic science investigation online.

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May 28, 2020, 12PM ET


Labster offers interactive advanced lab simulations based on algorithms that support open-ended investigations. These gamification elements are combined with an immersive 3D universe, storytelling, and a scoring system to provide a Virtual Laboratory experience.

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May 28, 2020, 1PM ET

Beyond Labz

Beyond Labz provides virtual labs built upon experimental data and advanced models. Each lab supports hundreds of experiments, and can be used free form or with the accompanying detailed procedure worksheets covering core curriculum topics.

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May 28, 2020, 2PM ET


The Quanser Interactive Labs platform can deliver meaningful hardware experiences to your students using a desktop or smart devices. Labs come with a complete student curriculum, including “check your understanding” and full assessment questions and lab reporting.

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