We believe that everyone is both a learner and an educator, depending on the context. When you create a LabXchange account, we ask you to select a role that reflects your desired experience: Learner or Educator. If you are over 18, you can easily switch roles in your Dashboard.
You can also engage with LabXchange without registering for an account. As an unregistered or anonymous user, you can view all public content in the library. You can also share links to content in the public library. However, your assignment scores will not be saved. You also won’t be able to interact with other LabXchange users through classes, the discussion forum, or mentorship. You must be over 13 to register an account, so if you are under 13, this is how you will use LabXchange.
This role focuses on your individual learning experience. We recommend that users register as Learners if they want to explore the library, engage in the learning community, and participate in discussion forums.
If you are between the ages of 13 and 18, you are considered a junior user and can only use the platform as a Learner. Learners under 13 are welcome to browse the site anonymously, but cannot register an account on LabXchange.
We recommend that users register as Educators if they want to help others discover science by creating classes for small groups of learners. This role gives access to the full range of available features on LabXchange. You must be over 18 years of age to register as an Educator.
LabXchange invites Educators to collaborate with us as Individual Collaborators. This will allow Educators who are at least 18 years of age to publish content and learning pathways in the public content library. More information about the application process will be announced later in 2020.
LabXchange works with a range of collaborators to bring you high-quality content and learning experiences. These include organizations and individual collaborators who have offered their learning assets for inclusion in the LabXchange library.
LabXchange encourages schools, universities, and other organizations to explore new uses of LabXchange and implement the platform in their communities. This helps improve the experience for all users.