Work with Virtual and Remote Labs
UNILabs offers more than a dozen virtual labs on different fields and topics such as Control Engineering or Optics. Each virtual lab is based on a real experiment especially designed or adapted to make it accesible and operable remotelly. These remote labs are also available at UNILabs.
Create and Join Collaborative Experimentation Sessions
All the virtual and remote laboratories can be used in a collaborative way. Users participating in a collaborative experimentation session with one of UNILabs virtual or remote labs share the visualization of the experiment and can all interact and actuate over the lab in turns. Collaborative sessions can be created either by students or teachers. When doing so, they first select the lab they want to create the collaborative session for and then they select the users they want to invite to participate in the session.
Save your Data
Working with a virtual or remote lab application is just part of the learning process in a scientific of technical course. Collecting data from the experimentation and analyzing them is also a key part. Labs in UNILabs allow users to save and store online all the important data they gather so they can use them later for future analysis and/or the preparation of lab reports.
Save and Load the State of your Virtual Lab
When working with any of the virtual labs in UNILabs, students can save the state of their experiments. They can do this at any time and the state is stored in their own, oncloud, private files area. This allows them to stop working, leave UNILabs and return later for resuming their work from the point they left it.
Create, Share, Save and Load Predefined Experiments
Work with a Personalized Lab
Labs in UNILabs can be personalized. If a teacher decides so, the same simulation or virtual lab can use a unique set of parameter values for each student. This way, even though students work with the same lab and study the same effects and phenomena, their simulations present different results due to this personalization. As a side note, it is important to highlight that his personalization is done in an automatic and very simple way.
Follow your own Working Schedule
Virtual labs are always available and any number of users can access them at the same time without any kind of restriction or limitation. The remote labs in UNILabs are also available 24/7 and the access to them are managed thanks to the use of a booking system. Therefore, users can schedule their own work.
Choose your Preferred Language
When you select a language in UNILabs, not only the language shown in the web environment changes (english, spanish and portuguese are supported right now), but also the language displayed in the virtual and remote labs applications.
|The Spanish Open University (UNED) contributes to the UNILabs network maintaining the server that hosts the Moodle-based web portal. Besides, the Department of Informática y Automática makes available to this network (and the to whole Moodle community) a set of plugins, known as EJSApp, that allow the easy integration and management of virtual and remote laboratories, developed in EJS, within the Moodle platform|
|The University of Huelva has developed a system for the remote access to laboratory resources (SARLAB). This system has been made available for UNILabs to facilitate establishing communications between the users of this network and the physical devices and resources used by the remote laboratories.|
|The University of Murcia, by means of Prof. Francisco Esquembre, provides the free and open source program known as Easy Java Simulations (EJS). This software is used to create the virtual laboratories applications, as well as the graphical user interfaces for the remote laboratories.|
|The University of Alicante is responsible for adding a real-time synchronization functionality to the EJS applications. Thanks to the combination of this work with the use of the EJSApp plugins, UNILabs offers its users the possibility of creating collaborative sessions for working with the virtual and remote laboratories.|
|The Complutense University of Madrid provides its experience and talent to the UNILabs network in the form of several virtual and remote laboratories related to control engineering and automatic topics, enriching this way the offer of systems users can experiment with in this portal.|
|The University of Almería cooperates with the UNILabs network of laboratories by means of an online course about advanced control and a couple of virtual and remote labs related to that field.|