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The Cloud Lab Classroom Advantage

Grid Robotics’ Cloud Lab Classroom is a virtual classroom management solution focused on ensuring that software vendors and training organizations reach their e-learning business goals faster and more cost-effectively. Cloud Lab Classroom transforms web-based training by providing each student with their own personal “learning environment”
for completing classroom assignments and exercises. The product uses the power of the Cloud to allow instructors to “look over the student’s shoulder” to help with problems, issues and questions. With Cloud Lab Classroom our clients can:

  • Remotely define consistent, repeatable training environments and automatically deploy personal instances for each student.
  • Monitor students’ progress through real-time thumbnail images of each student’s application learning environment.
  • Drill down into selected student instances to provide superior training assistance with one-to-one responses to issues and questions.

How it Works

Cloud Lab Classroom starts with cloud images that have been preconfigured by instructors or other training facilitators to meet specific learning objectives. The solution can manage any number of cloud images and allows each to be identified with user friendly names and descriptions.

Images can be tailored for specific topics, products, and technology stacks and reused across multiple classes. By ensuring that students start with known and approved learning environments, Cloud Lab Classroom eliminates disruptions caused by unsupported versions and improperly configured applications.

Cloud Lab Classroom also simplifies license administration when training on third party software.

Consultants can train students on instances of their client’s customized application.

Cloud Lab Classroom’s web based console allows the instructor to automatically start and assign instances to each student prior to each class.

Students log into their personal learning environment through a link and secure key that is tomatically emailed to them as they are registered. Each environment is a complete virtual machine with all the required software and configurations defined by the instructor.

As students work through assignments and exercises, instructors can monitor their progress through thumbnail images displayed on the Cloud Lab Classroom dashboard. Student names are embossed on the image headers and instructors can drill down on selected images to assist with problems and questions.

Key features and benefits

  • Provides each student with their own personal learning environment quickly and securely.
  • Manages multiple training images: configured for specific topics, products, and technology stacks.
  • Eliminates problems, disruptions and delays caused by software version and technology stack issues.
  • Train students on the installed (customized) version of your application.
  • Allows instructors to monitor and support student progress on image thumbnails, real-time with full drill down: one-to-many and one-to-one capabilities.
  • Cost savings in time and travel expenses, equipment, classroom space, and technical support staff.
  • Rapid, cost-effective response to critical small staff training needs enables training of distributed teams located across global corporation.
  • Expands offerings and improves ROI for Training Group.

Software Demo Lab

Cloud Lab Classroom also is used by companies as a software demonstration lab on the cloud. If you think about it, there is not much difference between training on a product and showing a customer a demonstration.

No more worries about managing your sales teams demo licenses or current versions. It can all be done easilywith Cloud Lab Classroom.

Minimize on-site demos. Cloud Lab Classroom provides you with the ability to save the time of both your sales staff and of your customers.

Control your demo environment. You control the software on the demo lab. No more issues with other software interfering with the operation of your system.

All you need is an internet connection. Your sales staff could even use the latest iPad or note book. Cloud Lab Classroom is browser based so you don’t need a lot of horsepower to run demos any more.

Customer Evaluation Lab

Cloud Lab Classroom doesn’t stop at training or doing demonstrations. CL Classroom can also be used to do managed software evaluation by your customers and prospects.

Is your software secure? CL Classroom removes the concern about software security. It cannot be moved, alteredor copied.

Eliminate installation issues. How many issues come to your technical support center with customers having issues with installation? This sets a potentially bad impression and first impressions are important.

Manage customer expectations and issues. Sometimes it’s difficult to engage, manage and control the outcomes of software evaluation by your customers. Cloud Lab Classroom offers an ability for you to work directly with your customers in a controlled environment. Save time, money and enjoy a hirer rate of sales proficiency.