Frequently Asked Questions

What is Visionlearning?

Visionlearning is an innovative new resource for interdisciplinary science education funded by the National Science Foundation. Our site contains a library of peer-reviewed teaching modules that have been shown to be more effective than traditional resources such as textbooks. These modules combine text, interactive animations, assessment resources and other tools to provide a complete learning environment. In addition, the modules integrate concise text-based lessons with links to news stories, scientific biographies and research papers to provide historical and topical context in science education. These modules can be completely customized to individual needs in our MyClassroom system. For more information about this unique resource, visit the About Us section.

What do you charge for the use of Visionlearning's website and materials?

Part of the goal of Visionlearning is to offset the costs often associated with learning science (e.g. textbooks). For that reason, we DO NOT charge for the materials and services on our website. If someone claiming to be Visionlearning requests money in return for services, please let us know as soon as possible. The only exception to this statement is for non-web-related items (such as books and podcasts). We are aware that there are some businesses around the world operating under similar names, but we are in no way associated with these firms.

How is Visionlearning funded?

Major funding for Visionlearning is provided by the National Science Foundation. If you would like to contribute to our goal of improving science education, please visit our support page.

What are the privacy policies of Visionlearning?

Please consult our policies page.

I completed a registration form but have not received my login information.

Many email servers will automatically put email from Visionlearning into your SPAM folder. Please look there first. If you do not see an email, contact us through the Help Desk. Please make sure that Visionlearning is on your safe sender list.

How do I change my password?

Click on My Profile, located in the top menu bar, and then visit the change your password link.

I do not receive email in my AOL account from my instructor via MyClassroom.

Unfortunately, some email providers have spam filtering software that improperly filters email sent in this fashion. You might considering establishing a new email address using a different service.

How do I access Visionlearning lessons?

All of the lessons can be accessed through the Visionlearning library. Lessons can also be accessed, and customized by teachers, in our MyClassroom section. To access MyClassrooms and lesson features such as quizzes, you must first register.

How do I find the that quiz I am supposed to take?

All of our quizzes are linked to from the bottom left Resources menu of our modules. Once you have logged in to your teacher's classroom, simply visit the module that you were assigned in class, scroll to the bottom of that module, and you will see a link to all quizzes in the the left-hand box titled Resources.

How do I direct my students to my MyClassroom?

Once you create a MyClassroom and submit it for approval, your classroom will appear in our public list . From here your students can search for the appropriate State and find your specific classroom. They will then need to complete a free registration for our site and 'register' for your classroom individually.

I would like to use Visionlearning's content in a project that I am working on. May I use your text or graphics?

Visionlearning has a very strict permissions policy. While you may use our content within your classroom, no one is allowed to reproduce our content without written permission. This applies to images as well as text; websites or in print. Please email us at to discuss your request in detail.

Can copies of Visionlearning animations be obtained?

We are not offering our animations offline at the moment but you are welcome to link to them from your web site. Thanks.

Is it possible to obtain the answer keys to the Visionlearning quizzes?

Quiz answer keys can be found at the back of the Visionlearning textbook. In addition, teachers have access to an "Answer key" link immediately to the right of the quiz link in the Resources section of the modules or in the "Quizzes" section of their left menu. Students can obtain answer keys from their instructors.

Is it possible to purchase the textbook directly from Visionlearning?

Textbooks can be ordered directly through the publisher. For more information, visit Our Process of Science book is available through

Were Visionlearning resources designed for High School?

The site is designed for College level, non-major students. However, we have found significant interest at the High School and Middle School level. To aid teachers in these schools we have correlated all of our modules with the National Science Education Standards (

Can I use your site as a reference in my teaching?

All our lessons are freely accessible and open to everyone. You can try our MyClassroom feature, where you can combine all of your course materials including a syllabus, our modules, and other web sites in one location. Or you can simply link to any of our modules in the public library.