The latest version of SoftChalk is a web-based application which allows you to easily create existing course materials into interactive and engaging e-learning content with minimal time, effort, and resources.
With SoftChalk you will be able to:
- Build, customize and personalize media-rich learning content.
- Create interactive activities to keep student engaged.
- Easily add SoftChalk files directly into Blackboard Learn courses.
- Share your content between courses or with other instructors.
- Create graded assessments.
- Add grades from your quizzes seamlessly to your Blackboard Learn Grade Center.
- Include ratings and polls in your lessons.
- Develop custom course materials that can be viewed by students on any device.
To learn more about what you can do with SoftChalk:
- View Sample Lessons in SoftChalk webpage
- View the Online Readiness module from the UTSA Student Orientation to Online Learning Course
Get Started with SoftChalk Cloud
UTSA has a site-license to SoftChalk Cloud and is available to all UTSA faculty and staff.
The instructions for access, Setup Your SoftChalk Cloud Account, are located on our secure SoftChalk information page. All of the details are provided in this document, but you will first need to login with your myUTSA ID and passphrase to open it. Please note administrator rights on your computer are required to install software. If you don’t have administrator rights, send your request for assistance to University Technology Solutions by calling 210-458-5555 or send an email.
Resources and Tutorials
- Read the SoftChalk Cloud Guide (pdf).
- Moving A SoftChalk Lesson Saved in Blackboard to SoftChalk Cloud.
- Visit SoftChalk website to view our on-demand Video Tutorials.
- See how other institutions are using SoftChalk by viewing the Innovators in Online Learning Webinars and success stories.
- SoftChalk Training at UTSA
- The Office of Digital Learning sponsors a variety of workshops and training on different topics related to educational technologies, including SoftChalk Cloud! For more information about SoftChalk Cloud training, visit Workshops and Training web page.