Seton Hall University Implements Blackboard Backpack


Seton Hall University Implements Blackboard Backpack

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Agilix Labs, Inc., a worldwide leader in mobile learning solutions, today announced that Seton Hall University has successfully implemented and launched the new Blackboard Backpack application for its students. Introduced today, Blackboard Backpack is a Windows XP application that integrates with the Blackboard Academic Suite, an online course management system from Blackboard Inc.

A private label version of Agilix GoBinder(TM) from Agilix Labs, Inc., Blackboard Backpack enables the 4,500 students at Seton Hall to "mobilize" or synchronize their course content on the Blackboard Academic Suite to the PC application's database, giving them offline access to the learning content. Course content in Blackboard Backpack is organized and displayed within the application exactly how it is online, making it easy for students to use. Blackboard Backpack also gives the students the ability to annotate and highlight the Blackboard content.

"We have made a major investment in the Blackboard Academic Suite for our students," said Seton Hall Chief Information Officer Stephen Landry, Ph.D. "Mobile computing is important to us and giving our students the ability to access course content both online and offline is a powerful capability. We are impressed with Blackboard Backpack's ability to synchronize information with the Academic Suite. This new level of functionality is something we believe our students will use more and more as they get familiar with the product."

"Agilix is excited to work with Seton Hall," said Curt Allen, Agilix president and chief executive officer. "Its Mobile Computing initiative is one of the best we've seen, and Seton Hall has demonstrated a real commitment to its students. Deploying Blackboard Backpack campus-wide not only further leverages its investment in Blackboard, but we believe will enhance student learning to a new level."

In addition to taking Blackboard content offline, Seton Hall students use Blackboard Backpack to get and stay organized, using the application's built-in appointment, task and contact manager to keep track of their schedules and assignments. In addition, they use Blackboard Backpack to interact with lectures, notes and personal knowledge. The application supports digital note-taking, capturing and organizing any Microsoft Office file, PDF and Web content. All information in the Blackboard Backpack database can be highlighted, annotated and searched.

About Seton Hall University

For nearly 150 years, Seton Hall University has been a center for leadership, developing the whole student, mind, heart and spirit. Seton Hall combines the resources of a large university with the personal attention of a small liberal arts college. Its attractive suburban campus is only 14 miles by train, bus or car to New York City, with the wealth of employment, internship, cultural and entertainment opportunities the city offers. Seton Hall is a Catholic university that embraces students of all races and religions, challenging each to better the world through integrity, compassion and a commitment to serving others. For more information, see www.shu.edu.

About Agilix

Agilix Labs, Inc. is a worldwide leader in mobile learning solutions. Education institutions that implement Agilix solutions deliver an enhanced student-centered learning environment. Specifically, Agilix applications enable students to utilize mobile computing devices to capture, organize, annotate, search and share learning content, including assignments, online courses, research, Web pages, documents and personal notes. In addition, Agilix-powered mobility software solutions give students full access to all learning content when they are not network connected. Agilix applications are open and extensible by schools, software developers and integrators, run on any Windows XP computer and take full advantage of the Tablet PC. Agilix has more than 150,000 users of its software applications in more than 110 countries worldwide. Agilix has strategic partnerships with Intel, Microsoft, Blackboard and FranklinCovey. A privately held company formed in 2001, Agilix is based in Orem, Utah. For more information about Agilix Labs, please visit www.agilix.com.

Agilix, Agilix Labs and Agilix GoBinder are trademarks of Agilix Labs, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Source: Agilix Labs, Inc.

CONTACT: Mark Calkins, VP, Product & Corporate Marketing of Agilix,
+1-801-932-1230, mark.calkins@agilix.com; or David Politis of Politis
Communications, +1-801-523-3730, or cell, +1-801-556-8184, dpolitis@politis.com, for Agilix Labs, Inc.; or Catherine Memory of Seton Hall University, +1-973-378-2650, memoryca@shu.edu

Web site: www.shu.edu/

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