Virtual Slides

Virtual Slides is a technology that allows learners to pan, adjust magnification, and focus digital microscopy slides. They are used within many of our applications including tutorials, quizzes, and case presentations.

An Example of a Virtual Slide

An HTML viewer should be used for virtual slides. It should work in any modern internet browser (Edge, Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, FireFox).

Older versions of Virtual Slides relied on Java and a browser plug-in that is obsolete. Should you be directed to a Virtual Slides URL that produces a blank screen or errors such as “” or “Plug-in not supported” you can  edit the URL to use the HTML Viewer as illustrated below.

Old URL –

New URL –

Replacing the string “viewer?filename” in the Old URL with “HtmlViewer.jsp?slideFileName” should allow you to view the slide using HTML viewer.

Using Virtual Slides when off grounds

We limit the use of Virtual Slides to UVA IP addresses, so to use the software when you are physically off grounds, you will need the “UVA Anywhere” VPN software. Information on how to install the VPN software is available here –

Support questions for this software should be directed to