- Important General Information ... Watch video prior
to September 3 ... Video
- Demonstrating the Simulated Lab ... Watch video
prior to September 7 ... Video
2020 Lab Schedule
What Do I Need To Purchase?
A code will have to be purchased from Hayden-McNeil in order to use their simulations.
Watch the following video first which takes you through the process of setting
up your account, obtaining an access code (IMPORTANT:- For UMass it will be
purchasing an access code using a credit card at the Hayden-McNeil web site)
up account and getting an Access Code Video
Once you have watched the video the go to the link below and follow the steps on
the video to set up your account and to gain access to the Simulation.
your account and thereby accessing the Simulations
Your Enrollment Key is your
lab section. When you get to this
part of the enrollment there will be a drop down menu
listing all the Lab Sections shown above. So for example a student
Spire shows them enrolled in
99LR-Lab then you choose
L05-99LR. Suggest you do the
'Introduction to Lab Simulation'.
This is not a lab that you have to right a report on it is simply some
exercises that gives you some practice on many things you will be asked to do in
the actual Lab Simulations.
In order to receive a grade in the course you
must receive a laboratory grade. Fail the laboratory portion and you fail
the entire course, regardless of how you do in lecture. In order to obtain
a laboratory grade you must complete ALL the laboratories (see frequently
asked question) and made a decent attempt at ALL the assigned laboratory
The laboratory grade constitutes 17-20% of the overall
Grading within the Laboratory Program:
A final laboratory grade will be posted at the end of the semester
before your final exam. This grade is based on the following
Submitting Reports on time. 7%
Discuss them with your TA. Very often the TA is not immediately aware that
their actions are causing you concern and they are more than willing to
listen and accommodate your concerns. If you wish to have a mediator present,
your supervisor will act as one. The role of the mediator is not to take
sides but to make sure that both sides get the opportunity to express their
point of view.
Still not resolved or the above is not a viable option. Then please see
me, Dr. Tom Whelan, director of the laboratory program. I will in strict
confidence look into your complaint and resolve it.
Some Frequently Asked Questions and Solutions?
I missed the Lab Owl deadline by a couple of hours, will I receive
credit for that module?
You will receive full credit for what you completed prior
to the deadline and may receive full credit for the module depending on how long
after the deadline you completed the module. While the former is a
guarantee the latter is not. We do however pull the grades for a
particular module some hours after the actual deadline. For your own peace
of mind it is best to complete the module on time. Once the official deadline
has passed, while you can still work on the module, the grade for the module
appearing in your Owl screen will not change. It does however remember
everything that you did prior to and after the deadline, so that if any
adjustment to the deadline is made your subsequent work will be recorded.
I completely forgot about the Lab Owl, why should I still complete
it since I will receive no credit for it?
This is probably the most frequently encountered
student question. The fact that the statistics should a dramatic
increase in student scores on stoichiometry questions that appear in the
exams for those students that complete the assignment, regardless of the
deadline should be incentive enough. Stoichiometry problems will
appear in your hour exams. Again with respect to credit for late
assignments, there is no guarantee of receiving any credit for past due
assignments. If you do receive some credit, thatís a bonus and the
amount of credit will depend on your record of completing the assignments.
That is the more assignments that you complete on time the greater the
likelihood of receiving some partial credit for any that you did not complete
Bear in mind that the above is solely with respect
to Laboratory OWls and is not general OWL policy.