What is SoftChalk?

With SoftChalk you can....

  • Create interactive web pages for your e-learning course. It's easy, quick, and your lessons will look like a professional designer created them.
  • Engage your students with lessons that include pop-up text annotations, self-assessment quizzes, and interactive learning games.
  • Package your lessons for delivery via Blackboard.

If you can use a word-processing program, you can use SoftChalk. Designed for teachers and content-experts who don't have time to learn complex software, SoftChalk is simple, yet powerful, with only the features you need to create exciting, interactive, content for your online course.

How Do I Get SoftChalk?

Part 1: Download SoftChalk (click to show less)

SoftChalk 8 works with both Windows and Mac computers. Please click on the appropriate link below to download SoftChalk 8:

  1. When prompted, click Save or Save File
      SoftChalk download Firefox
  2. The Save As dialog box will display. Use the drop-down menu at the time to select Desktop. Click the Save button.
    SoftChalk Save dialog box

Part 2: Install SoftChalk (click to show less)

  1. Go to your desktop.
  2. Double-click on the SoftChalk Installation icon.
    SoftChalk icon
  3. The SoftChalk 8 Setup dialog box will display. Click on the Next button to continue.
    SoftChalk InstallShield Wizard dialog box
  4. The License Agreement dialog box will display. After reading the License Agreement, click on the I Agree button to continue.
    License Agreement dialog box
  5. The Choose Install Location dialog box will display. By default, the SoftChalk application will install in the location displayed. If you wish to change the location, click the Browse... button and select a new location. When you are satisfied with the application location, click on the Install button to continue.
    Choose Destination Location dialog box
  6. The Installing dialog box will display. This step may take a minute or two to complete.
    Projects Folder Location dialog box
  7. The Setup Complete dialog box will display. Click Finish to close the Wizard. SoftChalk is now installed
    Ready to Install the Program dialog box

Part 3: License SoftChalk (click to show less)

  1. Complete the following form to have the license information e-mailed to your Groupwise Address:

    1. After you receive the activation information via e-mail, double-click on the SoftChalk desktop icon
      SoftChalk Icon
    2. It may take a moment or two, but SoftChalk will open:
      SoftChalk Campus-Wide License dialog box
    3. Open the Help menu and click Enter License:
      SoftChalk Campus-Wide License dialog box
    4. When prompted, enter the license information for SoftChalk under License Information (we recommend copying and pasting) and enter information about yourself under User Information. Click OK.
      SoftChalk Campus-Wide License dialog box
    5. If everything was entered correctly, you will receive a confirmation message. Click OK to begin making SoftChalk lessons.
      SoftChalk Campus-Wide License dialog box

How Do I Use SoftChalk?

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