Labster is a leading virtual science lab that offers a comprehensive list of topics along with engaging learning activities for many educational institutions.

Available to all USF faculty members, Labster can be integrated and accessed via Canvas. 

Comprehensive list of Catalogs

Labster offers rapidly growing list of topics including: 

  •  Anatomy & Physiology
  •  Biochemistry
  •  Biotechnology
  •  Cellular & Molecular Biology
  •  Ecology
  •  Engineering
  •  Evolution & Diversity
  •  Food Science & Nutrition
  •  General Biology I & II
  •  General Chemistry I & II
  •  General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry I
  •  Genetics
  •  Introduction to Biology
  •  Introduction to Chemistry
  •  Microbiology
  •  Organic Chemistry
  •  Physics
  •  Safety

Check out the webpage for virtual simulation catalog and the examples.

How to Get Started with Labster 

At a high level, here are the new steps that take place to integrate Labster simulation into your Canvas course. (Updated in December 2021)

  1. Start by creating a new Assignment.
  2. Choose Submission Type, 'External Tool'.
  3. Click 'Find' without entering any link.
  4. Choose 'Labster' to open a pop up window.
  5. Search and add simulations to your assignment.

Click here for the step-by-step instruction to get started.


For technical support, visit their webpage for FAQs or send your message via Chat. You can ask the available staff shortly and they can also follow up with you via email.

Labster Support page with chat window

For issues with integration in Canvas, please contact

Accessibility Statement

Learn about Labster's accessibility statement