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Labster provides fully interactive virtual lab simulations, based on mathematical algorithms that support open-ended investigations. These investigations incorporate gamification elements such as an immersive 3D universe, storytelling and a scoring system, which stimulates students’ natural curiosity and highlights the connection between science and the real world. In a virtual lab, students work through real-life case stories, interact with lab equipment, perform experiments, and learn with theory and quiz questions.

Labster also features a full integration with onQ, the Queen's Learning Management System (LMS), allowing instructors and students to access the Labster platform from directly within an onQ course, while students' grades in Labster are seamlessly synced to the onQ Gradebook.

For more information about the simulations offered by Labster, consult their Virtual Lab Simulation page. 

Minimum System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows or Mac OS
  • Browser: Google Chrome recommended
  • Processor: Dual core 2 GHz or Higher
  • Memory: 4 GB or more
  • Graphics card: Intel HD 3000 / GeForce 6800 GT / Radeon X700 or higher

Getting Started with Labster

As Labster is fully integrated with onQ, you will access Labster simulations from within an onQ course - no additional credentials are required.

1. From your onQ course, access a Labster simulation by selecting its link within the course Content - this will launch the Labster dashboard in a new browser window.
Simulation access link
2. The simulation will take a few moments to load - once complete, click the Start button to begin.
 
For general support with using Labster simulations, see Labster's Student Resources.
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