Virtual Stroke Lab (Downloadable Flash Version)

Dr. Ajeet Gordhan: Medical consultant
Kevin Stewart: Animations, Artwork, Programming, Audio/Video Engineering, Design
Elisa Palmer: Author, Storyboards

Darci Harland: Author, storyboards, video tutorials & prof dev
David Leech Anderson: Author, Storyboards
Barbara Meyer: Storyboards


Before doing the downloadable Virtual Stroke Lab, there are two brief videos that prepare you for the task. The

Video Tutorial #1: Navigating the Stroke Lab (For Students & Teachers)

This tutorial gives an introduction to the virtual lab interface as well as tips on navigating through the rooms in the virtual hospital.

Tutorial #1: Navigating The Stroke Lab (6 minute .mp4 video)

Video Tutorial #2: Science Overview for the Stroke Lab (For Students & Teachers)

This tutorial provides students with some background about stroke symptoms, risk factors for stroke, types of strokes, as well as a brief introduction to the use of radiological exams to diagnose strokes. We suggest that all students and teachers view this tutorial before beginning the virtual lab. A pdf with the text of the narration is available.

Tutorial #2: Science Overview of the Stroke Lab 11 minute .mp4 video)


One important source of information for successfully completing the lab is the Electronic Medical Record (EMR). Each entry in the EMR does appear briefly in the video and you can pause the video and read it there. Many find it more convenient to use the PDF version of the EMR, that is available below. There is also a handout offering students important information that will help them understand everything that is going on in the lab and key content the lab is intended to teach.

Electronic Medical Record (EMR) [PDF file]

Student Handout [PDF file]

THE VIRTUAL STROKE LAB (Downloadable Flash Version)

Since FLASH is no longer being supported by Internet browsers you must download a stand-alone version of the lab that will run in a separate Flash window. NOTE: Even after downloading, internet connectivity is still required to view tutorial videos and to download an important PDF file. The PDF file will be launched in your native web browser or PDF reader when clicked on within the Flash player.

The Virtual Stroke Lab (Click Here to Download Zip File)


1. Download "" to your computer. This zip file contains files you need to run the interactive Stroke Lab on your computer.
2. Once downloaded, right click on the file and select "extract all" & then choose a convenient location on your computer to store the files. A folder called "Stroke Lab Offline" will have all of the files in it.
3. When you are ready to do the lab double-click on the file "stroke_lab_port_projector.exe". You may be presented with various prompts asking if the file is trusted, or if you will allow the file to make changes to your computer, etc. You must grant these permissions in order for the Virtual Stroke Lab to successfully launch. In doing the lab you will click on entries in the EMR (Electronic Medical Record) which is a . The EMR pages are on the Internet so you will need Internet access and those entries will open in your default Internet browser.

NOTE: A Video version of the lab is available HERE.

This module was supported by National Science Foundation Grants #9981217 and #0127561.