HOL Cloud

The trusted eLearning platform for teaching college-level science from a distance


The HOL Cloud is an advanced e-learning platform specially designed to provide a tactile lab experience for distance learners.

With powerful gradebook analytics and modern higher-ed pedagogy, the award-winning HOL Cloud is designed to help you easily facilitate your course. Choose from our comprehensive library of pre-existing lessons, or use our intuitive custom-lesson authoring tool to build your own. With all of its advanced features, the HOL Cloud gives you full control over your online classroom. It’s an unparalleled e-learning platform that is redefining the laboratory learning landscape.

Intuitive Learning Platform


Make your life simple with a user-friendly interface that allows you to easily access and facilitate your online classroom.

With all the preparation and work that goes into teaching a college-level course, you have enough on your professorial plate. That’s why we designed the HOL Cloud with the goal of making your life easier. With a simple user dashboard and straightforward lesson breakdown, the e-learning platform is simple to navigate for both students and instructors and is compatible with any mobile device.

Even if you do run into issues, you’ll be in good hands. Our Youtube page is packed with helpful how-to videos and webinars covering every feature of the HOL Cloud, and our platform specialists are available to answer any questions you may have.



Track your student’s progress with the HOL Cloud’s powerful gradebook analytics.

Put away the red pen — with the HOL Cloud, grading has never been easier. As your students work their way through your course, our innovative software instantly grades their responses, provides them with immediate feedback, and tracks their progress using our built-in analytics. You’ll always know how well your students are engaging with the material, as the HOL Cloud will send you real-time statistics on their development, both individually and aggregated. These metrics are designed to give you the ability to identify at-risk students early in the learning process in order to provide remediation.



Give your students the best possible online education with our multitude of modern teaching tools.

An engaged student is a successful student. That’s why we aimed to make the HOL Cloud and the content it supports as interactive as possible. Working with instructional designers, user experience experts, and world-class developers, our team integrated best practices for science pedagogy into every corner of the platform, ensuring that the unique needs of both learners and instructors are supported from start to finish.

Our e-learning platform is built on core educational principles and bolstered with an array of advanced features such as live data tables, experiment videos, immediate assessment feedback, and a custom lesson authoring tool. This powerful delivery method, coupled with our rigorous instructional design standards, ensures that your students can make clear and lasting connections between the learning material, the labs they perform, and how it all fits into the big picture.



Take control of your course and your classroom by customizing your HOL Cloud experience.

Lab-grade material kits. An extensive library of digital content. Countless advanced features built into a cloud-based e-learning platform. When you use HOL, these are the resources we add to your teaching toolkit. How you use them is completely up to you. If you want to follow the lessons exactly as we’ve designed them, you absolutely can, but if you’d prefer to tailor the curriculum to meet your own teaching needs, we give you all the customization tools you need to do so.

Every teacher is different, and though we’re proud of the lessons we’ve created, we know that you might want to add more of yourself, your knowledge, and your style to what we’ve provided. With the Embed tool, you can do just that. Instructors can add text, photos, or video at any point within our pre-designed lessons, or if you want to take even more ownership over your content, you can use our custom lesson authoring tool to seamlessly integrate your own lesson or experiment into our e-learning platform. We even offer free webinars in which our expert instructors will teach you the skills you need to create your dream lesson.

HOL Cloud Features

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HOL Cloud was developed by science instructors for science instructors with one goal in mind:

making the transition to online lab learning a seamless experience 

What Our Clients Say...

I have looked at other companies, just to see if HOL is still the best, and I believe that they are. They provide a college level experience that is expected for a student taking a chemistry lab course. I have been using HOL kits since 2014 and since that time they have gone from providing their experiments on a CD to now having their own Learning Management System that has very few issues. image

Michael felty

Trinity Valley Community College

I have been working with the folks at Hands on Labs since 2007, and I know that the success of our online laboratory-based Science courses is due to our partnership with HOL. I serve on their Board of Advisers, and I help to support and extend their success to other institutions of higher learning. HOL is the best!image

Marc LaBella

Ocean Couty College

For over six years, HOL has collaborated with our subject matter experts to provide lab kits for online science courses at the University of New England. These kits have allowed students a hands-on lab experience regardless of their location around the globe. During our collaboration, HOL has been easy to work with, amenable to new ideas, and responsive to feedback. image

Barbara Fortier

University of New England
Program Director

At first, I was hesitant to offer my lab as an online course. Eventually, I became aware of HOL and was convinced to try them out. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and rigor of the experiments. They not only covered the topics that I normally cover, but in some cases go in much more depth than I expected. image

Michael felty

Trinity Valley Community College

I have enjoyed using HOL for my Micro lab. The online modules make my teaching and grading seamless and it looks great from the student view. The personnel are very responsive to me or students when we needed help with an issue.image

Cheraton Love

Winston-Salem State University
Dean, Experiential Education

HOL’s customer service and support has been invaluable to our students. Overall, their representatives have made it easy to work with their company, and HOL has provided quality products that enrich our courses and contribute considerably to our student experience and success.image


University of New England
Program Director



It's Still Your Course

Our sophisticated courses are written by Ph.D. scientists and educators who understand that no two professors, nor their courses, are the same. With features designed to help you customize our material and author your own, we ensure that even when you’re using Hands-On Labs, your course is still yours.



Turnkey Solution

What sets our state-of-the-art courses apart? We build out from three core pillars of learning: an extensive library of more than 700 peer-reviewed lessons, an intuitive cloud-based platform, and our high-grade material lab kits. Combine those with our unmatched customer service, and you can see what makes us the world’s trusted, turnkey solution for taking campus courses into the digital world.



Reach More Students

In today’s increasingly connected world, schools that aren’t utilizing their digital space are falling behind. By replicating the laboratory experience for distance lab learners, we’re empowering instructors and institutions to stay competitive within the new global education environment. With Hands-On-Labs, you’ll have the power to teach more, reach more, and achieve more.



Safety & Rigor

Since HOL’s founding in 1994, students have used our products to safely perform traditional science lab work in a distance-learning setting. These experiments utilize materials and methods that minimize risk while still offering the rigor and sophistication of an on-site lab facility.