Virtual Desktop

Improve program quality and Return on Education (ROE). Over the past 15 years, Toolwire’s custom virtual desktop labs have helped the world’s largest corporate training, post-secondary, and secondary institutions to grow their programs by increasing student engagement and retention.


Engaging and Self-Paced

Toolwire’s state-of-the-art instructional design scaffolds the learning process so students master the “what, why, and how” of the applications they’re learning.

Customized for Real World Learning

Toolwire’s virtual desktop labs provide LIVE access to software applications within an HTML5 frameset containing lab guides configured with readings, videos, step-by-step instructions, and case studies.

Convenient and Hassle-Free

Toolwire makes course set-up easy and convenient for learning institutions by managing licensing terms and conditions directly with software vendors.

High Quality and Cost-Effective

Toolwire helps institutions improve program quality and manage costs. Our virtual desktops reduce hardware and equipment costs, amortization (leases and machine life cycle expenses), and licensing fees. In addition, our dedicated 24 x 7 x 365 support team helps reduce tech support expenses while enhancing student satisfaction.


Provide your learners with self-paced, scaffolded instruction on the technology they will need for workplace success. Available “off the shelf” and as custom solutions, Toolwire LiveLabs are virtual desktops with lab guides containing content (readings, videos, step-by-step instructions, case studies) developed by Toolwire and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).

Leveraging practical features and tools used within Microsoft © Excel, these “off the shelf” LiveLabs contain engaging approaches for students to master basics in Statistics, among the most challenging “gateway” courses in post-secondary education.

Originally developed for 200-level Business Information Systems (BIS) courses, these LiveLabs engage students through case studies that challenge them to develop practical business skills such as creating a business document, using a spreadsheet to build a budget, and developing social networking and presentation skills.

The Jones and Bartlett Learning Virtual Security Cloud Labs provide a mock IT infrastructure that enable students to practice skills in realistic scenarios that they with encounter in their future careers. Developed through a partnership between Jones & Bartlett Learning and Toolwire, this complete course solution for IT Security, Cybersecurity, Information Assurance and Information Systems Security.

Combining authoritative Jones & Bartlett Learning course materials with hands-on virtual desktop labs providing LIVE access to the VA VistA Electronic Health Record (EHR) Database, these LiveLabs provide valuable practice and help learners develop practical skills IT hard skills required for workforce readiness.

Studies have shown that Toolwire’s virtual desktop labs have helped partners increase student retention up to 22%. We’ve developed labs for a range of courses including,

  • Coding
  • Web Design and Development
  • Application Development
  • Accounting
  • Personal Finance
  • Database