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Center for Teaching & Learning: Labster Simulations

Supporting the MCPHS faculty and staff in their commitment to excellence and innovation in teaching and learning

Labster gives students access to a realistic lab experience that will let them perform experiments and practice their skills in a fun and risk-free learning environment.  The University now has an available integration to support the use of Labster's simulations in Blackboard courses.

Technical Requirements

Labster simulations can only be used on laptop or desktop based computers, which meet the following requirements:

  • Processor: Dual core 2 GHz or higher
  • Memory: 4 GB or more
  • Graphic card: Intel HD 3000 / GeForce 6800 GT / Radeon X700 or higher
  • OS: Latest version of Windows (64-bit) or Mac OS or ChromeOS
  • Supported browsers: Latest version of Firefox and Chrome
  • A stable internet Connection

iPad/Phone/Tablets not yet supported

Important: Labster simulations do not yet run on mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets. Labster is working on adding this in the future.

Labster’s virtual lab simulations are accessible on Chromebooks that meet the minimum specifications above. This applies to most Chromebooks, but older or very low-end Chromebooks with low memory especially may not work.

How do I determine if my Chromebook is supported?

Since there are many different Chromebooks, it can be difficult to determine if your specific Chromebook meets those specifications. 

To help you determine this, we recommend you:

  1. Check the Chromebook brand and device model (e.g. Acer Chromebook 15)
  2. Search on ChromeBookSpecs.com for this model
  3. Look especially for the amount of memory (minimum 4GB SDRAM) and processor speed (minimum dual-core 2 Ghz CPU).

Webinars

Labster hosts live demonstrations every Wednesday

1–1:30pm ET | 12–12:30pm CT | 10–10:30am PT

Visit https://www.labster.com/webinars/ to register for an upcoming session.

Introducing Labster

Faculty Resources

Navigate to the Labster Faculty Resources page and view the overview video to familiarize yourself with the simulations, resources, and steps to include the course cartridges in your Blackboard courses.

Review and Decide on Simulations

Play and review Labster simulations to decide which ones you would like to use with your students.

Upload to Blackboard

From the Upload to LMS tab, select the simulations you want for your course, export the Common Cartridge .zip file, then upload them into your course via Blackboard.

(Full walkthrough guidance available via Labster)

 

Labster FAQs

Visit Labster's extensive FAQ knowledge base to locate answers to frequently asked questions, common troubleshooting tips, and more.

https://help.labster.com/en/

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