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About This Course

This course is a quick introduction to how courses on iBiology Courses work. You'll learn about course navigation, commenting in the forum, and earning a certificate.

If you have any problem starting and using this course, or just want to comment on your experience or offer a suggestion, please email us at


There are no requirements necessary to take this class.

Course Directors

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Shannon Behrman

Shannon is the Associate Director for Scientific Training and Education at iBiology. She co-produces, along with Alexandra Schnoes, a series of online courses for life scientists about career and professional development. In 2015 and 2016, she organized the iBiology Young Scientist Seminar competition and workshop in collaboration with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science.

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Alexandra Schnoes

Alexandra is the Associate Director of Career and Professional Development at iBiology. She co-produces, along with Shannon Behrman, a series of online courses for life scientists about career and professional development. She is passionate about biomedical workforce issues and is a collaborator on several research programs that investigate the efficacy of different career and professional development interventions for scientist trainees.

Course Staff

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Noah Green

Noah was traditionally trained in neuroscience but discovered a passion for combining neurological, cognitive psychological, and educational concepts and techniques to create evidence-based teaching techniques at the undergraduate and adult learning levels. Therefore, he has dedicated himself to the development, dissemination, and implementation of evidence-based teaching strategies in the online learning arena.

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Daniel McQuillen

Daniel is an independent software developer, specializing in e-learning and simulation applications. He is helping the iBiology Courses team develop this e-learning site using Open EdX open source software.

Frequently Asked Questions

What web browser should I use?

The Open edX platform works best with current versions of Chrome, Firefox or Safari, or with Internet Explorer version 9 and above.

See our list of supported browsers for the most up-to-date information.

What do I get at the end?

When you complete the course, you will receive a PDF certificate to commemorate your participation in the course.