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LabSims in action: What do students really think?
LabSims in action: What impact do they have for educators?

What are LabSims?

Over 100 virtual lab simulations covering over 50 topics within bioscience and chemistry

Our interactive, online lab simulations for bioscience and chemistry form part of a blended learning experience, designed to enhance your existing workbooks, teaching labs, and assignments. Active learning is at the heart of what we do, all our tools ensure your students are actively engaged and involved participants.

Why use LabSims?

Accelerate and enhance student engagement, skills and outcomes

Practice makes permanent

Students have multiple opportunities to practise, repeat and apply knowledge in a meaningful way around their real lab experience.

Boost confidence

Personalised feedback provides enhanced support for students, helping them ask better questions and proactively lead their own improvement.

Strengthen competencies

Students can learn and practise skills and develop an understanding of how these can be used commercially.

What is the real impact of LabSims?

of students felt prepared

Students felt more prepared after using LabSims for pre-labs, up from 50% in the previous year without these resources.

University of Glasgow
Case Study
said interactive online resources helped them prepare for the lab

Almost all students surveyed felt our interactive lab simulations were engaging.

Coventry University
Case Study
of students would recommend our activities

Students agreed that they would recommend the laboratory simulations to their peers.

University of Exeter
Case Study

Why use LabSims?

Improve teaching practice

Understand your students better

Tailored student feedback enables you to know where students struggle and better understand individual needs. Supported, inspired students will stay the duration of their course.

Inspire and excite your students

Students are better prepared for the lab with LabSims, so your time can be spent on more meaningful interactions in the lab. Inspiring teaching labs are attractive to prospective students.

Spread best practice

With our support, community groups and events, you will learn new ways and have the tools to spread them within your organisation.

How to access LabSims

Student and staff can access LabSims easily through VLE integration or through our new LearnSci Direct platform

VLE / LMS integration

  • Resources embedded seamlessly into your own VLE/LMS
  • Dedicated support team to get you up and running
  • Gradebook integration

LearnSci Direct

  • Access resources through our multi-featured learning platform
  • No need for a VLE and access with or without institutional login
  • Software licence scales to meet size of your organisation and students

Our flexible pricing plans allow you to choose one or all of our access methods, so you only pay for the features you need.

Key features

  • Solid bioscience and chemistry pedagogy
  • Future-proof digital learning
  • Customisable simulations
  • WCAG 2.0 AA accessible
  • Supports Moodle, Blackboard, Canvas, D2L and more
  • 150+ interactive lab simulations
  • Easy integration
  • Progress and usage analytics
  • Multi-device accessible
  • Online, remote access
  • Dedicated support team
  • GDPR compliant
  • Supports modern web browsers
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Educational Research

Preparing Students for Practical Sessions Using Laboratory Simulation Software

Richard A. R. Blackburn, Barbara Villa-Marcos, and Dylan P. Williams
Journal of Chemical Education

Richard Blackburn and colleagues from the University of Leicester integrated LabSims into a first year chemistry module to help students practice experiments, make mistakes and receive feedback before their lab sessions. Students were highly engaged with the simulations and provided very positive end-of-module feedback. They were also noticeably more confident, and achieved higher marks compared to a previous cohort.

LabSims and Smart Worksheets

Combine a curated collection of Smart Worksheets and LabSims to give your students a highly engaging practical science experience that is perfect for self study and remote learning.

LabSims increase student confidence and competence in the use of laboratory techniques and equipment.