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Virtual Microscopy

Virtual Microscopy at NJMS

Virtual Microscopy Site Instructions


Important: Software Updates for Windows7 and Vista

* Some students w/ Windows7 and / or Vista have reported issues  with installing both the WebSlide Enterprise Finder (Search option) and Browser  (Launch option). Please click here for documentation on how to resolves both issues. If  you continue to have problems installing the software, please contact us at njmsts@rutgers.edu .


Please take a few minutes to prepare your laptop for  Virtual Microscopy.

The histology laboratory portion of ACE will utilize  Virtual Microscopy. This is a computer based technology that eliminates the  need for microscopes and slide boxes. Histological specimens that were fixed,  sectioned, and stained will be available for viewing on a computer screen.

Step 1

Make sure that you have registered for wireless access.  Go to : http://istreg.rbhs.rutgers.edu/

If you need any assistance on configuring your laptop for  wireless, please see the following sections on the IT@NJMS web site. http://njms.umdnj.edu/it@njms/wireless.htm

Step 2

Install the Virtual Microscopy (VM) software.

Please see the following sections on the IT@NJMS web site  for assistance on installing the VM software.

Virtual Microscopy Install Video Installation Tutorials


For Mac Users,

You only need to install the (Java) View option. To  initiate the install, just click on View and follow the prompts (allow pop-ups  for this site).

For Windows Users,

You should install both the (ActiveX) View and Search  options. There is no need to install the launch webslide browser option. To initiate the install, just click on View and Search and follow the  prompts (allow pop-ups for this site).

Installing the View option for both operating systems  should be straightforward. If you run into an error in installing the Search  option, there is a detailed guide on how to address it at: http://njms.rutgers.edu/it@njms/students/Windows7_IssueFAQ.pdf


Accessing Virtual Microscopy

You can access the VM software while on campus at : http://njmsvm.umdnj.edu/

This link will allow you to 1st install the necessary  software components, and then when done, access the VM electronic slides.

You can also access the VM software while off-campus at : http://njmstss.umdnj.edu/login

To login please use the username and password that were emailed to you.

Please take care of both the wireless and VM  registrations, configurations, and installations now as use of the VM software  will start in mid-October. In addition, please contact the IT@NJMS department  at njmsts@rutgers.edu with any questions, or if you need  assistance, to set up an appointment. The office is located at MSB A level Room  A550. Please note, we do not have the staff to handle high volume walk-in  traffic, and we will not be able to set up appointments for all who may need it  if everyone waits until the last minute.

Thank you,

IT@NJMS / njmsts@rutgers.edu / MSB A550


Capture a Screen Shot on a Mac
* To capture the entire   desktop, press Command-Shift-3. The screen shot will be automatically saved as a   PNG file on your desktop.
* To copy the entire desktop, press   Command-Control-Shift-3. The screen shot will be placed on your clipboard for   you to paste into another program.
* To capture a portion of the desktop,   press Command-Shift-4. A cross-hair cursor will appear and you can click and   drag to select the area you wish to capture. When you release the mouse button,   the screen shot will be automatically saved as a PNG file on your desktop. (The   file is saved as PDF in Mac OS 10.3 and earlier.)
* To capture a specific   application window, press Command-Shift-4, then press the Spacebar. The cursor   will change to a camera, and you can move it around the screen. As you move the   cursor over an application window, the window will be highlighted. The entire   window does not need to be visible for you to capture it. When you have the   cursor over a window you want to capture, just click the mouse button and the   screen shot will be saved as a PNG file on your desktop. (The file is saved as   PDF in Mac OS 10.3 and earlier.)
* Add Control to the two shortcuts above   to place the screen shot on the clipboard instead of saving it to the desktop.

Posted on July 15th, 2013 by tssadmin

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