Clifton, NJ – April 7, 2015 – In just 15 months, over 700 schools, serving over 60,000 teachers and 500,000 students, have switched to ClassLink LaunchPad from Stoneware’s WebNetwork and other solutions. LaunchPad delivers cloud based instant access (single sign-on) to any website and to school network files. This tremendous growth comes as schools want for a simpler experience and lower costs.
“We switched from Stoneware because we wanted something that was easier to use for both our teachers and students,” said Patrick Goff, Director of Technology for Horseshoe Bend and Garden Valley School Districts in Idaho. “LaunchPad is a ‘set up and forget it’ solution. You can forget about it because it always works. It is a rock solid solution.”
Among the reasons for switching, educators cite LaunchPad’s ease of use and greater functionality. In addition to providing single sign-on to websites, e-textbooks, and remote Windows applications, LaunchPad gives students and teachers access to school network files at home and at school. And unlike competing products, LaunchPad requires few servers, and district-wide setup takes less than an hour.
“LaunchPad provides so much more functionality than Stoneware, and at a significant savings,” said Mary Ann Horsman, Director of Technology at Niagara Wheatfield Central School District in Sanborn, NY. “Plus it is so much easier for both teachers and students to learn and use. I think LaunchPad is just wonderful. There are not many products that I have seen in my thirty years that I have been able to hang my hat on, but LaunchPad is one. I just love this product.”
Bob Spino, Associate Director at Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES in Fredonia, NY added “Moving to LaunchPad was a no-brainer for us. LaunchPad gives us the capability to tie into Google Apps for Education which many of our staff members use, and the back end is so much easier to manage than other solutions. I also love how easy single sign-ons are to add with LaunchPad. I just fill out an online form and it is done, no waiting and no additional fees.”
ClassLink LaunchPad is a personal cloud desktop offering single sign-on access to web and Windows applications, and instant access to files at school and in the cloud. Accessible from any computer, tablet or smartphone, LaunchPad is ideal for 1to1 and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives.
ClassLink provides cloud-based education products to school districts around the world. Founded in 1998, their mission is to improve learning through innovative tools for both educators and students. To learn more about ClassLink and LaunchPad, visit http://www.classlink.com
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