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This is a demo of NYU's VirtualMicroscope, As implemented at the University of Utah Eccles Health Sciences Library. The Virtual Microscope uses the Google Maps API to display, annotate, and navigate digital slides.

Want to learn more? Read our article in BMC medical education: Enhanced virtual microscopy for collaborative education. Triola M, Holloway W. BMC Medical Education 2011, 11:4 (26 January 2011)


  • Slide annotation by students and faculty with community peer-review
  • Practical Exam Mode: both a low-stakes self test mode and a high-stakes practical exam mode
  • Metadata from controlled vocabularies to classify and search for slides
  • Slides can be grouped into collections
  • Code is open source.
  • Most slides available to the world for viewing