All faculty have access to the new and improved SoftChalk Create Online to create rich, interactive lessons for online, blended, or web-enhanced courses. Now in its twentieth year, SoftChalk allows you to develop an entire curriculum for a new program or course, create supplementary materials, or design personalized learning materials—all from within your web browser. There’s no longer a need to download any software or applications—create, edit, and manage your lessons all from within your browser.
With SoftChalk Create Online you can:
|Create personalized lessons that your students can access anytime, anywhere||Engage students with interactives designed for assessment and feedback|
|Adapt existing content to meet the unique needs of your students||Easily integrate with Blackboard for grading and reporting|
SoftChalk Create Online is a great flexible and easy-to-use tool for course design and management:
- Faculty can log into their Tri-C SoftChalk account from any computer with internet access and
quickly and easily create lessons from within their browser without needing to install any
- Every lesson or activity linked to Blackboard with SoftChalk’s LinkSelector tool will update
automatically when updated from SoftChalk Cloud
- SoftChalk lessons and integrated activities are engaging and are accessible on mobile devices,
tablets, and screen-readers
In addition, SoftChalk works alongside Blackboard so that each SoftChalk lesson or activity simultaneously creates both of the following:
- An LTI link via SoftChalk’s LinkSelector tool for publishing activities to Blackboard and getting scores in the Grade Center
- A hyperlink for sharing the lesson outside of Blackboard
For New Users of SoftChalk
Get started with SoftChalk by going to http://tri-c.softchalkcloud.com and logging in with your S# and network password.
For Existing Users of SoftChalk
Tri-C faculty will only have access to SoftChalk Create Online for creating and editing lessons. The desktop SoftChalk Create application will no longer be supported for Tri-C users.
Legacy Activities: Fall 2021, SoftChalk has updated their activities to be more modern and appealing, and to meet WCAG 2.1 web accessibility standards, improve compatibility with mobile and desktop devices, improve experiences running with assistive technology, such as screenreaders. If you have SoftChalk Lessons that you have been using for at least two years without any edits or changes, you are likely using outdated legacy activities, which may cause some issues for you and your students. It is suggested to update SoftChalk Lessons with the new activities.
SoftChalk Training Sessions
The SoftChalk support team will be offering trainings for Tri-C faculty to introduce the new features and capabilities of SoftChalk Create Online. Register for upcoming sessions by searching the Faculty Development Calendar or TEC using the term "SoftChalk".
SoftChalk support offers additional training that is available to Tri-C faculty on a monthly basis. Topics cover everything from getting started with your SoftChalk account, to generating quiz groups and presentation activities that can be scored and graded in Blackboard. For more information and to register, go to SoftChalk's Short Courses Training Page.