Background: Several innovation projects leveraging virtual labs developed by Labster have been undertaken in undergraduate and graduate contexts at U of T in recent years. Faced with the challenge of remote teaching in the coming months, the use of these online labs on common STEM topics may provide an effective option for additional courses across many program areas. For more information about the Labster platform, please see: Everything you need to know about virtual labs.
Pilot Opportunity: As an extension to current divisional licensing, Labster has offered a fall pilot to accommodate up to 10 additional instructors and/or course sections with up to 10 labs each on a one term basis. The following instructors will be participating in the program:
|Dawn Kilkenny||FASE||Institute of Biomedical Engineering|
|Jon Rocheleau||FASE||Institute of Biomedical Engineering|
|Jennifer Farmer||FASE||Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry|
|Ariel Chan||FASE||Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry|
|Frank Gu||FASE||Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry|
|William Ju||FAS||Human Biology Program|
|Maria Papaconstantinou||FAS||Human Biology Program|
|Jessica Hill||Faculty of Medicine||Molecular Genetics|
Labster Support at U of T: The Labster platform has been fully vetted by Academic and Collaborative Technology and the Information Security units, including a full data privacy and security review in the summer of 2020. Effective August 17 it will be available as an integration in Quercus academic toolbox as a platform that may be licenced by divisions or at a course level. For the current pilot, technical assistance for implementation at the course level is provided by Online Learning Strategies. Please contact email@example.com for more information and assistance.