Abstract This paper describes the approach to the design and imp le mentation of a virtual learning laboratory (VLL) with the use of cloud computing technologies within the mode l of AaaS (Application as a Service). The formal model of composite application and a set of learning models using cloud-based VLL are proposed. The relation to learning objectives in accordance with the revised Bloom's taxonomy was identified for each model. The software tool to auto mate the creation and configuration VLL, based on the cloud computing platform CLA VIRE are presented. The paper ends with the description of case study implementation with the use of the offered approach.