Where should I begin?
If you are new to LabXchange, we recommend starting with the Explore page. Here you can learn about our featured subjects or browse assets from featured content sources. You can also see this week’s featured content. If you have created classes or connected with mentors or mentees, you will also see them here.
What can I do from my Dashboard?
From your Learner Dashboard, you can see:
- Content that you have favorited
- Content that you have added to your private library
- Your current and past classes
- Your mentors and mentees
- Your progress on pathways and content that have been assigned to you
What information can other users see about me?
It is up to you how much information you display in your public profile. You can share information about the city and country you live in, your school, and your interests. If you are enrolled in a class, your educator will be able to see your progress in viewing the assigned content, as well as your average score in the assessments you have completed, when these features are enabled in spring 2020.
You may want to check with an educator or parent about what information to include in your profile, and what to leave out.
How do I switch to an Educator account?
If you are over 18 years old, you can switch to the Educator role from your profile page. Enabling the Educator role cannot be undone.
How do I cite material that I found on LabXchange?
We recommend that you navigate directly to the source using the link on the asset page, and follow generally accepted guidelines for citing that specific type of content (for example, an online video or a website.)
How do I find an answer to a science question I have?
If you are following an instructor-led class, a question relating to the class content and activities or a discussion question may be directed to your instructor. If you have a general science or hypothetical question as an individual learner, you may direct your question to your personal tutor, seek out a mentor on LabXchange. You can also ask your question by starting a conversation or participating in a discussion relating to a specific learning resource by placing your response to the question "Have something to discuss?" that you can find below the content you have viewed.
Can LabXchange help me apply to college?
LabXchange can help you think about and plan for applying to college. In the Library, you will be able to browse learning content under the subject “Prepare for College.” You can also connect with other users and seek mentors who can discuss your goals with you and help you plan.
Can LabXchange help me with career planning?
LabXchange is a great resource for researching a wide variety of careers in science. In the Library, you can browse learning content with the subject “Prepare for Careers.” You can connect with other users and seek mentors who can discuss your goals with you and help you navigate your next steps.
How can I tell my teacher about LabXchange?
We encourage you to share LabXchange with your teacher so that they can learn more about the platform and how it benefits both learners and educators. There is information in our Help Center that can answer many of the questions they may have about LabXchange, so you may want to send them this link.