Virtual Labs: In these labs, real experiments are virtualized or simulated and students can access them online.
Remote Labs: These types of labs enable faculty and students to access equipment and/or computers via the internet to perform experiments and laboratory tasks without being in the physical lab space.
UCF Apps: These apps allow access to desktop software that is typically available only in campus computer labs or by purchasing and installing software on a student PC remotely.
Virtual Labs/Interactive Activities
Note: Games, Apps, Quizzes, Personality Tests, Self-Assessments, Micro-Learning Nuggets
Note: Links to a catalog of online interactive virtual simulations, including categories for: Mental Health, Nursing Health Assessment, Medical-Surgical, Gerontology, Maternity, Pediatric, Maternity & Pediatric, Fundamentals, Pharmacology
Note: See left hand side menu for all categories
Note: The tool does not have as many features as Visible Body, but it is a free alternative.
Note: Another alternative resource to Visible Body that is available through the UCF Library. The link above directs to the Human Anatomy Modules.
Labs/Simulations That Include a Cost
Note: Completely interactive virtual labs. They have preset labs with worksheets or you can customize your own lab activities. If interested, we can arrange a demo, but this will also carry a cost.
Note: Would require a laptop & VR equipment.
Note: The Pegasus Innovation Lab (iLab) coordinated with Visible Body to produce demonstrations for faculty to view the apps and content of their courseware to decide if it would be useful in the development of course content for the upcoming semesters. You can view these past recordings of the July 28, 2020 demo and the July 29, 2020 demo and can contact the iLab@ucf.edu if you have any questions.
Note: In an effort to aid student learning during remote instruction, UCF has re-invested in a one-year subscription to JoVE Science Education for the 2021-2022 academic year. This collection of STEM based videos and demonstrations covers a range of topics from psychology, to engineering, to clinical skills. The collection is available for all faculty and you can view the UCF Library Faculty Support Guide for steps on how to access JoVE from the UCF Library. For more information on adding JoVE content into your course, visit the Getting Started with JoVE page.
- Physical Examinations I
- Physical Examinations II
- Physical Examinations III
- Emergency Medicine and Critical Care
- Nursing Skills
Lab Kits/Remote Labs
Note: Will have a cost.
University, Agency, or Organization Resources
UCF Nursing Subject Librarians
- Access desktop software available in computer labs
- SPSS, SAS, and Microsoft Office access on apps
- Access lab PCs in Technology Commons and the UCF Library
- How-to documents and videos for installing and using files at UCF IT Knowledgebase
Note: Potential cost associated with either a module or for a package.
The New England Journal of Medicine – Case Scenarios
Tips for Recording Your Labs
Follow these tips from CDL for recording and uploading your own labs onto a video platform: https://cdl.ucf.edu/teach/resources/diy-video/
Refer to this technology guide from FMC on media production software to compare what may work best for your recording needs: https://cdl.ucf.edu/support/faculty/media-technology-guide/
Refer to the Zoom FAQs if you record your own lab with Zoom: https://cdl.ucf.edu/support/webcourses/zoom/faqs/
Visit the Virtual and Remote Labs Articles and Publications page for additional articles.
ASU nursing school transitions labs to online format: https://www.statepress.com/article/2020/03/edson-college-adapts-experiential-courses-to-online