Instructional Videos

Introduction to Virtual Microscope 1 This tutorial provides an introduction to the Virtual Microscope.Instructions are given on:

  • Accessing Collections on the Virtual Microscope (VM)
  • Opening thin sections in the VM Viewer
  • Using  VM Viewer controls (zoom, pan, measure, angle, coordinate location)
  • Using the 360° Rotation Viewer to view Hotspots
  • Sharing views via Email / Links
  • Saving views as images
Point Count Overlay in ImageJ This tutorial demonstrates how to create an  grid overlay (points) on a petrological thin section image using FIJI (ImageJ), a free and open source image processing software. (
 Extinction Exercise - H5P Interactive Video  This Interactive Video demonstrates how muscovite (mica) minerals exhibit extinction.

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Developing Digital Teaching & Learning Resources for the Virtual Microscope