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As a teacher in histology or anatomo-pathology, you would like your student to explore and annotate your whole-slide images while doing it as closely as possible to conventional microscopy courses. You may also want to setup different type of activities, regarding their year grade

Cytomine is a full web virtual microscope, available anywhere at any time and compatible with all major whole slide imaging formats therefore you can work on your entire collection and the collections of your colleagues too. Students therefore achieve better learning with different type of interactive activities regarding their year of grade. Cytomine can be synchronised with your institutional Learning Managing System, allowing automated student registration.

Enter a new era of teaching with Cytomine’s virtual microscope : the closest you can get to a real microscope!

Storage :Cytomine supports various different whole slide imaging formats, allowing you to benefit from all the scanners of your institution and to provide your students with the best didactic slides of your collection (see footnote for supported whole slide image formats). Just upload your images to your Cytomine server and make them readily available to your colleagues and students.

Collaborative annotation : your students can benefit from your annotations and feature descriptions, and those of your colleagues, or you can ask them to annotate specific structures to reach your teaching goals. Cytomine helps students to discover features in whole slide images by highlighting annotations and associating them with descriptions from your courses. The platform can also be synchronized with your institutional Learning Managing System allowing automated student registration.

Human-Assisted Machine Learning, and Reporting are features that are more specific to research and routine in anatomo-pathology, but could be used innovative teaching activities. The limit to novel approaches in e-learning is just your imagination !


  • Supported whole-slide image formats: JP(E)G, PNG, BMP, TIF, TIFF, SVS, SVS, SCN, NDPI, VMS, MRXS, VSI.
  • Cytomine proposes slide scanning services.