|Authoring Content with SoftChalk Create|
|Memory||4 Gigabytes RAM recommended|
|Operating System||Windows 7/8/10, Macintosh OS X 10.6.3 or higher|
|Adobe Flash Player||Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher|
|Java||Windows 7/8/10: Java Runtime 8 (update 31) or higher|
|Browsers||Windows: IE 9 or above*, Mozilla/Firefox 10 or higher. For Chrome, use the Create Local Launch feature in SoftChalk Cloud.
Apple: Firefox. For Safari 1.2 or higher and Chrome, use the Create Local Launch feature in SoftChalk Cloud.
*Because of Microsoft restrictions, lesson scoring does not work when viewing lessons locally in the IE browser but does work when viewing the lessons on the Internet including viewing lessons in learning management systems. (Scoring works fine when viewing the lesson locally in other browsers.)
For information on Create Local Launch see the Local Launch section in the SoftChalk Cloud Guide.
|Supported Media Types||Images: gif, jpg, png
Audio: wav, au, mp3, mp4, aiff, ram
Video: avi, mov, mpg
Other: PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Flash—most files can be linked into a lesson.
|Viewing Content with SoftChalk Create|
|Memory/Disk Space||SoftChalk content is viewed in a web browser, so no additional RAM or disk space is required beyond that required by the browser.|
|Operating Systems||Windows 7/8/10, VISTA
Apple: Macintosh OS X
|Browsers||Windows: IE 9 or above, Mozilla/Firefox 10 or higher
Apple: Safari 1.x or higher*, Firefox
*BrightSpace by D2L has issues with LTI links in Safari.
|Mobile Devices – Web||Viewing content on most smart phones and tablets is supported. No ”App” is required for viewing in a web browser. SoftChalk content can be viewed with most mobile-device web browsers. Activities will be formatted appropriately for the device being used though the following activities work best on mobile phones because these activities are more compact: Align, Identify, Pairs, Presenter, Selection and Sequence. (For details on these activities, see the section Activities section of the SoftChalk Create Guide.)
SoftChalk content has been tested with iPads, iPhones, and smart phones/tablets running Android 2 or higher operating system. (Opera-mobile browser is recommended for use with Android devices.)
|Mobile Devices – eBooks||Use the free SoftChalk eReader app to view content as an eBook on mobile devices including:
See the eReader Download & Help Page for instructions on how to install the free SoftChalk eReader app and view your lessons as eBooks.
Instructors, please see the Create eBooks section in our SoftChalk Cloud Guide for steps to create and update eBooks.
For more details on viewing SoftChalk content, see our Student Guide to SoftChalk Lessons.