Visible Body Courseware

Custom design your own visual and interactive virtual courses

Visible Body Courseware is so much more than an LMS. It’s a web-based teaching and learning platform loaded with Visible Body's award-winning 3D anatomy and physiology content. Instructors use it to create and deliver course assignments and quizzes, manage grades, and expand and enhance anatomy lab dissections with virtual simulations. Students use it to explore anatomy and physiology and engage with the material and their assignments in a new and interactive way. Courseware can be accessed anywhere there is a wifi connection on a multitude of devices, most of which students already own, so learning can happen anywhere, anytime.

What is the difference between Courseware and Web Suite?

Increase student engagement and grades

Today’s students expect their learning tools to be as cutting-edge as the technology they use every day, which is why Visible Body Courseware engages students with visual and fully interactive content, putting them right in the middle of the learning experience.

How do students engage with Courseware?

  • When you assign a lesson, lab activity, or homework in Courseware, students explore virtual 3D gross and microanatomy models of the female and male bodies, animations, and illustrations.

    Learn how to find content in Courseware

  • Every model can be manipulated to be studied from any viewpoint, and anatomy can be faded or hidden to simulate dissection through various body systems. When students select a structure, they access a wealth of information, like detailed definitions, pronunciations, Latin terms, associated pathologies, as well as special 3D models that dive deeper into the anatomy.

    Learn about web apps in Courseware

  • Students don’t just have to access our award-winning reference apps on a computer. With VBCW, they can download mobile versions to continue exploring and learning wherever they are. The best part? They keep these apps even after their Courseware subscription ends.

    Learn about mobile apps

Integrate, measure, track

Visible Body Courseware was created by instructors for instructors. Instructors use VB Courseware to deliver course assignments and assign quizzes, manage grades, transform lecture presentations to include 3D models and animations, and expand and enhance anatomy lab dissections.

  • Browse dozens of ready-made virtual courses or create your own using Visible Body's 3D human anatomy models, physiology and pathology animations, premade visual and interactive lessons, and a bevy of tools to create and assign assessments.

    See our premade courses

  • Courseware's robust quiz engine includes thousands of multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, and one-of-a-kind interactive dissection quiz modules that can be used as-is or edited to better fit class topics. Instructors can also create new quiz questions and quizzes from scratch! Assessments can be customized to give students multiple attempts, have time limits, and/or have scoring parameters that report to your gradebook.

    Learn about the quiz bank

  • All graded assignments in Courseware report to the built-in gradebook. It captures detailed information on each student's performance, which can be transferred to learning management systems like Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle, and D2L.

    See how to use the gradebook

Broad access

One of the major benefits of Visible Body Courseware is that there’s no software to install. The Courseware platform is accessed via the web on any device. Students can log in anywhere they have a wifi connection, whether they’re on or off campus.

  • Courseware is available on commonly-used devices, such as desktop computers, laptops, and Chromebooks. The platform can be accessed on Firefox, Chrome, and Safari web browsers.

    See system requirements

  • Our award-winning apps can be downloaded to mobile phones and tablets.

  • Our apps are available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese. Subtitles in these languages can be turned on for all videos.

Training and support

When your institution or your students purchase a Visible Body Courseware subscription, we are there every step of the way. Extensive training and top-notch support is included with a subscription, and we listen to student and instructor feedback in order to plan for new updates to the platform.

  • Get going with helpful training by one of our Education Team members, who will turn you into a Courseware master in no time! Training is free and we will always work with your schedule.

  • Not sure about creating your own course? Let us do the heavy lifting for you! We have tons of free courses available on the platform, either made by us to correlate to the most commonly used textbooks or by instructors currently using the platform.

    See our premade courses

  • Our dedicated Support team is there to help with anything you might need—from tiny technical issues to big blow-outs!

They like it! They really like it!

"I have replaced my textbook with the Visible Body apps. The students enjoy interacting with them and are performing better than they did when we used an expensive textbook. They often talk about how fun it is."
— Cindy Harley, Metropolitan State University


"As an Anatomy and Physiology instructor, I love Visible Body! My students have increased their exam scores, especially when tested on bones and muscles! Finally my students understand origins and insertions." 
— Debbi Johnson, Western Connecticut State University


"When we started utilizing Visible Body in our labs, the change in student retention was immediate. We are now able to integrate more information and utilize new lab activities through VB in a more functional and integrative manner. As a result, students are able to walk away from our class with a very thorough and functional understanding of human anatomy." 
Tim Fleisher, University of Texas - Austin

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