itopia Labs
Enabling students
to learn
from anywhere

itopia Labs delivers easy-to-manage, virtual cloud labs where students can learn from anywhere
  • Empowers schools to expand and provide high-tech education to students without breaking the bank.
  • Delivers the most comprehensive learning experience by supporting any Windows-based app.
  • Provides the easiest admin experience. Educators can set up new labs on their own in minutes.
itopia Labs empowers schools to deliver high-tech education to students without breaking the bank

Create virtual CTE and Windows labs in minutes

Easily integrate with Google Workspace & Google Classroom

Support powerful video editing and rendering at high resolution

Enjoy predictable, flat-rate, pricing per student

itopia Labs

Democratizes access to technology
  • Empowers students to launch virtual labs directly from a browser — anytime, anywhere, on any device.
  • Delivers apps like Adobe Creative Cloud, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, VS Code, and more from Google Cloud, yielding compute resources that are dynamically scalable to meet any requirements.
  • Enables students to unleash creativity and run GPU-powered apps like Adobe Premiere Pro at high resolution and framerate (1080p 30fps) on any device, from anywhere.
  • Provides access to Windows Apps and Google Workspace in the same virtual session with single sign-on.
All your apps in one place with itopia Labs

itopia Labs allows Council Bluffs’ schools to expand curriculum for both our in person students and our students in the virtual academy. Software that we previously had to run on PCs and / or Macbooks is now accessible on our student Chromebooks both on and off campus. The itopia platform gives our students a much better and more secure environment than conventional lab solutions and allows 24/7 access. Plus, itopia Labs is easy to use, and it only takes our teachers a few minutes to set up a new class and lab.

- John Stile, CTO of Council Bluffs Community School District

itopia Labs

Simplifies administration and lowers costs

  • Delivers scalable compute resources that are faster and more stable than on-site computer labs.
  • Provides an intuitive, centralized dashboard where educators can view student lab usage at a district-level, school-level, and classroom-level according to their assigned access.
  • Integrates with Google Workspace to enable one-click classroom creation and student onboarding — speeding set up time and simplifying management.
  • Enables school administrators to select from a pre-configured, curated list of apps to deliver to students and leverage Google Drive for storage.
  • Does not require Microsoft Active Directory. Students can login to their virtual labs with the same username and password they use for Google Workspace.

itopia Labs is a fully-managed solution

Provided as a fully-managed solution, itopia Labs will maintain and update app images behind the scenes, ensuring students are always learning with the latest app versions. With an uptime Service Level Agreement of 99.9%, district administrators can focus on delivering highly-personalized, creative curricula for students without needing to worry about technology management complexity and maintenance.

Frequently Asked Questions

itopia Labs enables educators to provide anytime, anywhere, any device access – including Chromebooks – to pre-configured software applications that students commonly use for Career Technical Education (CTE) and for other purposes. These “virtual labs” are particularly designed to deliver a great user experience for graphics-intensive applications, including video editing and 3D rendering. itopia Labs is securely hosted and managed by itopia on Google Cloud.

Schools frequently use itopia Labs to deliver virtual labs for Adobe Creative Cloud, Autodesk AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, and SOLIDWORKS. itopia Labs supports other applications, too. Please inquire with an itopia representative about specific applications.

itopia Labs is specifically built to solve common challenges with providing access to software used in CTE curricula.

  • Labs is easier to set up and manage – itopia Labs can be set up within hours, does not require specialized expertise to use, and is fully-managed by itopia. Labs integrates with tools educators are already using, including Google Classroom, Google Workspace for identity and access, and Google Drive for students’ work. Common CTE software is pre-configured and made available in itopia Labs, so it only takes a few minutes for teachers to select what they need and set up a new lab.
  • Labs delivers better application performance – Compared to VDI or other remote application access solutions (like AWS WorkSpaces), itopia Labs is purpose-built to provide a much smoother, high-performance user experience for graphics-intensive apps, such as video editing and 3D rendering.
  • Labs is a less expensive and more predictable cost alternative – Because itopia Labs works on any device – including Chromebooks – schools can use it to complement onsite labs, so students can do homework or work remotely; or, even replace existing onsite labs with less expensive devices. itopia Labs also right-sizes the cloud environment for virtual labs, so schools only pay for use within specified parameters for a predictable fee.

No. itopia Labs does not require changes to typical class procedures. Labs enables students to access, work with, and save files using the applications they normally use. The difference is that students can now access these applications anytime, anywhere, from any device – securely.

itopia Labs was built to be easy to manage. Teachers can set up virtual classes on their own and assign students with a direct sync to Google Classroom. itopia Labs is fully-managed by itopia, so the solution does not require regular intervention and support from your IT team.