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SoftChalk Logo 2012The Department of Instructional Technology is proud to announce that we have acquired a site license for SoftChalk Cloud. SoftChalk Cloud is content-authoring software for educators. SoftChalk is simple to use, yet powerful enough to create truly interactive content that can be easily integrated within Blackboard. Educators can create professional, engaging, learning content with any of the following features:

  • Self-check quizzes
  • Text annotation
  • Activities and games
  • Embedded images, video and media

In addition, users can manage and share their digital curriculum inside or outside of Blackboard.

Learn more about SoftChalk's features here and sign up for training below.

One SoftChalk Cloud content item can link into multiple courses in Blackboard, and track student score results into the Grade Center.  When content is updated, it is done once and every course is updated simultaneously. Detailed score tracking results allow educators to understand what students got right and wrong, and how long they spent on the content. In addition, SoftChalk is compatible with multiple LMSs (Learning Management Systems), so if you teach at a university with another LMS, you can take your SoftChalk content with you.

SoftChalk Cloud is available to all UIW faculty Please contact Terry Peak via email at for a key to access SoftChalk Cloud. 

See the links below for links to training and support from the instructional technology team and SoftChalk.

The Department of Instructional Technology is offering two SoftChalk workshops in the spring:

SoftChalk Session One: Friday, February 10, AD245, noon-1:00 p.m.

This session will be an overview of SoftChalk, outlining the features of the software. You will also learn how to:

  • Access your License Key
  • Convert a Word document into an interactive web page
  • Add a design style
  • Save a lesson

Register here:

SoftChalk Session Two: Friday, April 7, AD245, noon-1:00 p.m.

This session will continue to outline advanced features of SoftChalk and include lessons on:

  • Creating an interactive web page
  • Creating a Folder
  • Sharing the contents of a folder
  • Adding an interactive quiz

Register here:

For the full list of training sessions, click here.