Softchalk: The Virtual
Chalkboard
By Dorolyn Alper, Maggie Charlton and Rhonda Montrose
What is Softchalk?
Soft Chalk is a way to create
and manage e-learning
content inside or outside of a
Learning Management ...
Description of Softchalk
▪ Softchalk is a subscription web based system to design
pages, quizzes, present interactive mate...
Capabilities of Softchalk
▪ Can import information from Softchalk Cloud, MicrosoftWord,
PowerPoint
▪ Quiz items, activitie...
How to use Softchalk
▪ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vdy-l513LbE
▪ Click the above link to view a shortYouTube video abou...
How to use Softchalk:
Be prepared to have many options!
How to use Softchalk: Choose from three
methods
How to use Softchalk:
Choose your activities
One example: crossword
puzzles
Once you have loaded your
content into your le...
Pros of Softchalk
▪ Easy to use for both instructors and students
▪ Extremely interactive
▪ Can integrate existing PowerPo...
Cons of Softchalk
▪ In looking at testimonials, it does not appear as though there are any
negatives to Softchalk. Instruc...
Tips for using Softchalk
▪ Make sure to take the time and thoroughly go
through the training videos as they will show up
s...
Best practices for using Softchalk
Testimonial
References
▪ What is Softchalk? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vdy-l513LbE
▪ http://softchalk.com/
▪ User guide downloaded...
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  1. 1. Softchalk: The Virtual Chalkboard By Dorolyn Alper, Maggie Charlton and Rhonda Montrose
  2. 2. What is Softchalk? Soft Chalk is a way to create and manage e-learning content inside or outside of a Learning Management System (LMS) such as Blackboard, Desire2Learn, Moo dle, and Canvas. You can create interactive, media- rich, professional looking learning content to enhance your on-line teaching.
  3. 3. Description of Softchalk ▪ Softchalk is a subscription web based system to design pages, quizzes, present interactive material, and video which may be viewed and interacted with by students on their PC or other mobile devices such as phones. ▪ Softchalk Cloud is a “multifunction platform that combines learning object repository, content authoring, hosting and management features with an easy way to track student score results-and it’s designed to integrate seamlessly with learning management systems” www.softchalk.com ▪ Softchalk is interactive and engaging with professional looking results
  4. 4. Capabilities of Softchalk ▪ Can import information from Softchalk Cloud, MicrosoftWord, PowerPoint ▪ Quiz items, activities,Widgets, iFrames ▪ Sidebars ▪ TextAnnotations (Textpopper) ▪ Mobile capabilities ▪ Library available for content information ▪ Web launch or desktop version available
  5. 5. How to use Softchalk ▪ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vdy-l513LbE ▪ Click the above link to view a shortYouTube video about how to use Softchalk
  6. 6. How to use Softchalk: Be prepared to have many options!
  7. 7. How to use Softchalk: Choose from three methods
  8. 8. How to use Softchalk: Choose your activities One example: crossword puzzles Once you have loaded your content into your lesson, then it’s time to have some fun! There are a myriad of options to make the lessons interactive, including “Check me” self-assessment options, flashcards, charts, timelines and many more! You can also have students take a quiz at the end of the lesson that will score automatically (once you enter the type of quiz you want) and the students can print out their score summary and turn it in to you. You can make any type of quiz: multiple-choice, true-false, short answer, essay . . . The options are limitless!
  9. 9. Pros of Softchalk ▪ Easy to use for both instructors and students ▪ Extremely interactive ▪ Can integrate existing PowerPoint or Microsoft Word information into Softchalk presentation ▪ Desktop or web launch option ▪ Mobile friendly; can be viewed on mobile devices ▪ Ability to include self-assessments (quizzes, etc.), videos, annotations and hyperlinks
  10. 10. Cons of Softchalk ▪ In looking at testimonials, it does not appear as though there are any negatives to Softchalk. Instructors enjoy the ease of creating lessons, either by importing their own material or searching the cloud for content. Students prefer Softchalk to PowerPoint presentations because of the interactivity that Softchalk allows.The self-assessment tool is very popular with both instructors and students alike!
  11. 11. Tips for using Softchalk ▪ Make sure to take the time and thoroughly go through the training videos as they will show up step by step how to build just the lesson you want. ▪ Look at sample lessons that the website (http://www.softchalk.com) has in place for many disciplines.They will give you an idea of how other instructors in your field have designed their lessons. ▪ Don’t be afraid to try something new!
  12. 12. Best practices for using Softchalk Testimonial
  13. 13. References ▪ What is Softchalk? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vdy-l513LbE ▪ http://softchalk.com/ ▪ User guide downloaded from softchalk.com

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