If your school buys a Courseware license, students get free access. (See "What is the cost for my school to purchase Courseware?" below for bulk pricing information.) There is also the option for each student to purchase their own subscription to Courseware. A one-year subscription is $49.99. A two-year subscription is $64.99.
Schools get bulk discount pricing for Courseware site licenses based on the relevant full-time enrollment or the number of users at the school. The annual fee is per student; it is a steep discount off of the student individual price of $49.99. There are no hidden additional institutional fees nor is there an automatic price increase after the first year. Use this form to get a quote.
Visible Body Courseware is more than just the individual apps we sell on our website and through Apple, Google, and Windows. With Courseware, instructors assign content and lessons based on the 3D models, animations, and other content in Visible Body’s apps. The Courseware platform includes one-of-a-kind interactive anatomy dissection quizzes that help recreate all that amazing learning that goes on inside an anatomy lab. To see how instructors use Courseware to reach their teaching goals, check out our testimonials page.
A student subscription to Courseware provides access for two years. An annual institutional subscription provides access to all users at your school for every year of the subscription.
Students have the option to trial the product for the first two weeks of class for free. If they might drop, this is the recommendation.
Once a purchase has been made, and students have access to the downloaded products, there is no option to return or get a refund due to the permanent ownership of all Visible Body apps.
If a student drops the course, the instructor can remove them from the Gradebook.
Usernames and passwords are unique to each account, and each account has only one Gradebook entry.
Courseware is a web-based platform you can access on Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. It includes mobile downloads (iOS or Android) of our apps as well as web versions of the apps. We put a lot of effort into making sure our products are available on both the latest and the most widely-used (but slightly less new) devices. You can check this support article to see if your devices are compatible. This blog post discusses each of the system requirements in more detail.
The Courseware platform updates continuously because we are always listening to customers and looking for ways to improve our products. Check out this article for a list of Courseware updates.
While your Courseware subscription is active, all Courseware updates (including the web versions of the apps) automatically roll out for all customers.
The mobile apps that students download with Courseware don’t update after they’re downloaded. This is the version students will continue to be able to use after the subscription ends.
All of our 3D models, illustrations, and animations are created by our in-house team of biomedical visualization experts and reviewed by an external team of professors and medical professionals. We are continuously adding to and improving our content as we develop new products and build on recent medical research.
For more information on how we develop models, watch this short video that highlights our commitment to accuracy.
We have complete male and female gross anatomy models you can dissect in 3D and augmented reality (AR). In addition, we have a growing collection of microanatomy models which include (but are not limited to) the typical human cell, the layers of the skin, the structure of bone tissue, the intestinal villi, the alveoli, and the structures of the eyes, ears, and tongue. We also have a growing collection of 3D pathology models.
In addition to anatomy models, we have a vast library of animations and images (illustrations, histology slides, MRI scans). These are created with the input of health sciences educators to meet the curriculum needs of A&P courses.
Yes and yes! We have a dedicated training team to help you make the transition to using 3D anatomy apps in your courses.
Visible Body has a wealth of instructor support materials. These include solutions to the quizzes in Courseware, Anatomy & Physiology learning objectives and textbook correlations with 3D anatomy assets in our products, free lesson plans and lab manuals you can use with your students.
Some of these resources are available for everyone on our resources page. Instructors with Courseware subscriptions get access to quiz solutions and lab activity answer keys.
Teaching with VB’s apps is easier than ever with Courseware! Students can complete learning modules, watch animations, explore 3D models and take multiple-choice and dissection quizzes as homework assignments or pre-/post-lab activities. Instructors can use VB’s apps to create tours and custom views, notecards, and images that can be incorporated into lecture materials.
Grades for Courseware assignments are stored in the Gradebook, and the contents of the Gradebook can be exported as a .csv that can be uploaded to the gradebook in Canvas, Blackboard, D2L, or Moodle.
SSO with Canvas is now available! Blackboard SSO and additional LMS integration is currently in development—stay tuned for updates!
Visible Body creates a large number of virtual anatomy and human biology education resources that are free to everyone. Visit the free resources page to check out our free lab activities, eBooks, videos, student handouts, and the contents of our blog and Learn Site.
There are many benefits to being a Visible Body subscriber. These include answer keys for lab activities, permission to use content, and access to our virtual anatomy and physiology quiz bank.
We’ll let our customers speak for themselves on this one!
We pride ourselves on our prompt and friendly customer service. If you need assistance with any of our products, or if you'd like to schedule a personalized training session to get you started with Courseware, fill out this form on our support site and someone from our support team will contact you within 1-2 business days.
We have an extensive series of tutorials and webinars made by instructors, for instructors. We also have an ongoing series of Office Hours sessions, in which attendees are encouraged to ask questions of their fellow instructors and the VB team. To receive Office Hours updates and find out how you can attend a session, sign up for our email list.
Our apps are designed with readability in mind. We don’t use flashing lights or images in our products. Time-sensitive elements only appear within professor designated tests, but these can all be catered to a learner’s needs. We also support most forms of assistance for limited- or low-vision users compatible with supported browsers.
Check out this support article to learn more about user preferences and accessibility options in Human Anatomy Atlas 2021.
A detailed VPAT/WACG is available from the sales team.