Virtu-WIL is a project led by Colleges and Institutes Canada in collaboration with Simulation Canada that uses virtual simulations to enhance healthcare education. Educators across the country have access to over 130 virtual simulations designed to give students in nursing, medical laboratory sciences, and paramedicine innovative hands-on learning experiences and to acquire practical competencies.
All simulations are free for Canadian educators and students, and many are accessible globally.
About the collection
These virtual simulations are simulated clinical experiences created by Canadian educators and based on defined pedagogical objectives. Most simulations are intended to be run on a computer and accessed by a two-dimensional screen, though some require a virtual reality headset. In each simulation, students (alone or in groups) are presented with a clinical situation to investigate and assess, and then receive feedback on their decisions. All simulations have been peer-reviewed and piloted through the Virtu-WIL project.
The simulations are indexed and can be searched by authors, title, topics and learning objectives. Use these simulations to enhance your curriculum!
Note: A free Simulation Canada website account is required to access the simulation materials.
The Virtu-WIL project was funded by the Government of Canada.