Announcing the all-new VUMIE Online

VUMIE is the flight simulator for microbiology labs.

  • For Academia

    VUMIE was created by college professors looking to teach advanced microbiology topics in
    an easy-to-understand way.

  • Learn by Doing

    Your students will learn laboratory principles in a safe, inexpensive setting with 24/7 accessibility. No dealing with supplies, spaces, or repeatability issues.

  • Have a Good Time

    Discovery is fun! Students can learn critical topics while competing with each other. Have you ever played Fantasy Microbiology League?

A better online microbiology simulation

VUMIE is a “flight simulator” for the Microbiology lab, a simulation that requires the same heads-on, hands-on effort students must master in the wetlab.  It provides meaningful practice for microbiology students, tests students’ micro lab skills and knowledge, and for the past 25 years has been a basic component of many traditional, online, and hybrid microbiology labs taught worldwide.

In 2023, VUMIE Online becomes the latest version of this award winning software. It features a new look, more structure for teaching microbiology, and a new collection of activities and resources for students and instructors…all centered around its tried and true simulation.

Screenshot from VUMIE microbiology lab simulation

Product features for VUMIE Online

  • Over 120 possible bacteria identified using more than 50 common biochemical tests found in microbiology labs.
  • Complete online activity suite with video instruction, and featuring automatically graded practicals and quizzes.
  • Admin Console for instructors that allows instructors to customize student assignments, provides quick access to students’ lab reports, and organizes student assignments in a gradebook.
  • Extensive Help system consisting of instructional videos and a library of information on the microbes, tests, media, stains, and reagents commonly encountered in a microbiology course.
  • No software to download and install. Runs on desktops, laptops, and most tablets.

Frequently Asked Questions

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