LabTutor

The complete solution for teaching hands-on life science.

With LabTutor you can create and manage feature-rich courses and conduct lessons either in a traditional laboratory setting, or over the web. Students engage in hands-on learning by recording and analyzing their own biological signals and work through exercises supported by video, audio, quizzes and other fun ways of learning.

users Student-Centered Learning

Students are intuitively guided through exercises, navigating from objectives and background information, to measurement and evaluation of physiological data, through to final analysis and report.

pencil Create Your Own Content

Alter existing content or create your own LabTutor learning module. LabTutor puts you in total control of your course.

hourglass Efficient Teaching

Teachers can make the most of contact time with students. Administrators can easily manage any number of courses and students.

Educators

For Educators

ADInstruments has been working with educators in the life sciences for over 25 years. LabTutor is the culmination of this long relationship. It’s designed from the ground up to provide the best learning experience for students, whether it be in the lab, a tutorial room or at home on the web. We provide a comprehensive range of life science learning material, so you can just plug-and-play. The same tools we use for authoring are available to you for customizing our content or creating your own. LabTutor will free you up to spend more time with your students.

  • Choose from over 100 English and 400 translated lessons across 9 collections, including Physiology, Medicine and Nursing. Modify, mix-and-match, or write new content using our drag-and-drop authoring software, LabAuthor.
  • Embed lots of cool content types, including videos, animations, images, audio bites and image labeling exercises (above). Package your lesson to include off-campus tasks such as tutorials, pre-lab quizzes and evaluations.
  • Completely digital laboratory manuals mean you no longer need to print lab manuals or student reports. Graphs can be set to automatically draw once data has been added into tables.
  • Comprehensive administration features allow instructors and administrators to configure course options and content, access students' reports online and export student answers for marking.

Feature Summary

  • Access free LabTutor content (over 100 English and 400 translated lessons), arranged for convenient download into 9 collections, including Physiology, Medicine and Nursing
  • Author in 13 languages, including: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese and Turkish
  • Design your own laboratory practicals
  • Add interactive and multimedia elements to your lessons
  • Package your lessons into Learning Modules to include off-campus tasks such as tutorials, pre-lab quizzes and evaluations
  • Reduce laboratory time – students preview labs and complete reports online
  • Access students' reports online for marking and export student answers

For Schools & Administrators

  • Permanently reduce running costs – no further requirement for printed materials (lab manuals, reference materials or student reports)
  • Free up instructor-time and run more laboratories – students preview labs and complete reports online
  • Reduce cost of instructor training – less input is required from instructors during laboratory practicals
  • Streamline course administration – single admin site for setting up courses and adding students
  • Save time – import student lists, access reports online, export answers, archive course data
  • Enhance your institution’s reputation with blended learning

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PowerLab

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Students

For Students

  • Work within a group to record your own physiological signals to gain a deeper understanding of physiological concepts. Easy-to-understand instructions and videos guide you through equipment setup steps to ensure you can focus on the science and not spend time troubleshooting.
  • Work through off-campus exercises (such as tutorials and pre-lab quizzes) at your own pace, when and wherever you like. These can be revisited online for revision.
  • See science in action with real patient procedures and stories.

Feature Summary

  • Access a range of documentaries on LabTutor TV
  • Record your own physiological signals to gain a deeper understanding of physiological concepts
  • Interact with engaging material
  • Complete and submit reports outside lab time
  • Work through exercises (such as tutorials and pre-lab quizzes) off-campus, at your own pace, wherever you like
  • Find more time for reflection, greater flexibility in your learning and improved satisfaction
  • Revisit your completed lessons online for revision
  • Overall, experience better information retention and learning outcomes – blended learning courses show higher success rates!

Testimonials

Students love LabTutor

“In a recent survey conducted by the university, students expressed a unanimous view that they wanted to do more LabTutor experiments.”

Professor Vaughan Macefield
Head of Physiology
University of Western Sydney.

 

Time efficient

“The PowerLab LabTutor Systems have provided significant time savings. Lab classes of 24 students complete their physiology experiments with only one supervising academic. Outside the lab, students can meet in the Biology Learning Center to analyze data or discuss experiments. LabTutor had made this a breeze.”

Dr. Marvin O’Neil
Course Director for Introductory Biology
Stony Brook University.

 

Ease of use

“We chose PowerLab with LabTutor software as we required something that would be user friendly in a large group teaching situation where some of the teaching staff would be relatively inexperienced.”

Dr. Chris Bolter
Honorary Senior Lecturer
Department of Physiology, University of Otago.

 

VS the Competition

“We considered BioPac and DATAQ based on the experiences of some other institutions. I found DATAQ totally unsuitable. BioPac was of comparable price but the student software offered by ADInstruments [LabTutor] was a far superior student interface.”

Professor John Brownie
Department of Pharmacology
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.

 

A Market Leader

“There is no doubt that there is nothing of comparable quality to LabTutor, and it is clearly the best fit for our new medical school.”

Professor Vaughan Macefield
Head of Physiology
University of Western Sydney.

Details

Product Codes

  • MLS400 LabTutor Teaching Suite

System Requirements

 For an in-depth understanding of the system requirements, please consult the LabTutor Best Practice Guide and the full list of system requirements for ADInstruments software.

 For an indication of the server requirements, please install the LabTutor Server Installation Advisor, and test with the expected number of students and PowerLabs.

 

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