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Score 9 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

NETLAB+

For the classes throughout my degree program, this has been one of the most helpful tools that are available to us. The detailed explanations along with the screenshots of the tasks I am working on, have given me a comfortable learning environment where I am confident in a "real" network setting, the processes will come at ease
NAKIA EPLEY | TrustRadius Reviewer

Top Hat

I think Top Hat can be used in any classroom size to help student learning. it is user-friendly for both students and teachers.
Ricardo Nogueira | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

NETLAB+
9.1
Top Hat
8.4
Course authoring
NETLAB+
9.0
Top Hat
8.5
Course catalog or library
NETLAB+
10.0
Top Hat
6.6
Player/Portal
NETLAB+
9.0
Top Hat
7.5
Learning content
NETLAB+
9.0
Top Hat
10.0
Mobile friendly
NETLAB+
9.0
Top Hat
9.0
Progress tracking & certifications
NETLAB+
8.0
Top Hat
10.0
Assignments
NETLAB+
9.0
Top Hat
7.0
Compliance management
NETLAB+
9.0
Top Hat
9.0
Learning administration
NETLAB+
10.0
Top Hat
9.0
Learning reporting & analytics
NETLAB+
10.0
Top Hat
8.0
Social learning
NETLAB+
8.0
Top Hat
8.0

Pros

NETLAB+

  • I really like the way that the lab documents are set up. Sometimes there is overkill on the explanation, but I have come to appreciate the repetition, because with the long term use and repetitions, I have gotten very comfortable in a virtual environment.
  • The topology set up is usually very easy to follow, and very clear as far as what is where and how to find what I need to find. There are a few things that typically have to be adjusted to fit our class need or learning objective, but NETLAB is very adaptable in that sense.
  • I like software/programs that can be accessed from the internet rather than an app or installation on one certain machine. This makes it very accessible, at any time of the day or night. If it were an actual live server access portal, this helps increase the security of the company, by having access lists, etc set up. NETLAB has all these capabilities as well, and accessibility is important to my industry
NAKIA EPLEY | TrustRadius Reviewer

Top Hat

  • Easy to use.
  • Many question types beyond multiple choice.
  • Attendance.
  • Gradebook syncing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

NETLAB+

  • The inability to save progress! :-) As we go through the labs, time can be a very stressful aspect if I don't allow for enough in the beginning or underestimated the time it would take to complete.
NAKIA EPLEY | TrustRadius Reviewer

Top Hat

  • It would be great if the exams could have settings to set-up start and finish times.
  • The grade book still needs improvement in the formatting.
Ricardo Nogueira | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

NETLAB+

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Top Hat

Top Hat 9.0
Based on 2 answers
The initial rollout of Top Hat was not without its issues. Top Hat was very responsive, and even sent representatives to be onsite during the first couple of days of the start of class to help instructors and students. They were very knowledgeable about the product, but the sales team was pushy at times. At several times, we had to inform them not to reach out to instructors directly to pitch their service while we were still piloting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

NETLAB+

I was not part of the decision & implementation process. But NETLAB as far as our other programs is at the top, because it is very easy to use, and I have very few reliability issues. I don't have crashing machines, and the detailed labs make it easy to follow.
NAKIA EPLEY | TrustRadius Reviewer

Top Hat

Top Hat is much more friendly to use and has more capabilities
Ricardo Nogueira | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

NETLAB+

  • I don't have any decision making authority, or implementation, I am the regular user. So beside the positive impact to my learning, I am not sure. But as for the learning objectives, NetLab has such a huge library of labs, and extra learning that we can take advantage of.
NAKIA EPLEY | TrustRadius Reviewer

Top Hat

  • One of the better ways to track attendance in a mostly secure and automated way.
  • Promotes more active learning, especially in large classrooms.
  • Unpopular if students have to pay.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

NETLAB+

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Top Hat

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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