I am a huge fan of SoftChalk! As an instructional designer I have been using this software for years to design quality interactive lessons for my institution and the faculty. I appreciate how easy it is to access lessons and update them through SoftChalk Cloud. What a great convenience! I encourage all of the faculty to use SoftChalk as well. With very little technical or design experience an instructor can develop quality learning materials for their students in a short amount of time that can easily be added to the LMS. In addition, the attention that SoftChalk has placed on accessibility is encouraging. As you design, you are prompted to consider universal design principles such as alt tags for images, descriptive web links, and much more.
Technology is only as smart as the person using it. SoftChalk allows teachers to use their brain power on lesson planning, not struggling with how to sleuth out technical aspects of instructional technology.
– Lyn Hawks, Duke University
Kentucky Community and Technical College System
SoftChalk has a fairly intuitive user interface, so you can create materials that students find engaging, and faculty can put their best foot forward into the online learning environment.
– Walter Barlow, Kentucky Community and Technical College System
South Louisiana Community College
Using SoftChalk has radically improved the delivery of information in the Electrical Technology program at South Louisiana Community College. Thanks to the features in Create, I have improved the quality of my activities and eliminated the need for textbooks. Lowering the cost of attendance is always a home-run for my students, but enhancing their experience while reducing the price is a grand slam.
– Lane Gunnels, Electrical Technology Professor
Tyler Junior College
I use SoftChalk in my Anatomy and Physiology lecture courses online. Having created my text and determined what links I want, I can combine text with images, videos, animations, and external links very quickly. Even better, I can provide small self-assessment tools (quick quiz questions, crosswords, drag/drop) that break up the text and allow students to stay focused on important points. Because I keep original text, original art/video, and files of publisher-provided media, updating my pages is fairly painless. Adding new pages or other new content is also simple. Students like the interactive features—it really helps them gauge their understanding. This is the main attraction of SoftChalk for me.
– Instructor, Tyler Junior College
University of Minnesota Physicians
We have been nothing but extremely pleased with the choice we made to go with SoftChalk. SoftChalk allows me to work with instructors who have a background in teaching but not in instructional design and to develop great courses using those folks as well as other subject matter experts so that we get courses that look great, navigate cleanly, that are easy for the end users.
– Michelle Gross, University of Minnesota Physicians
University of Oklahoma
SoftChalk is a ‘wonder’ product that is very versatile for both online and offline needs. As a long-time user of SoftChalk, I am always amazed how flexible and current it is regarding the ever-changing technical environment. Customer Service and the Support Team have always been helpful and pleasant to work with.
– John R. Boekenoogen, PhD, Director of Academic Technology, College of Professional and Continuing Studies, University of Oklahoma
University of Texas at Tyler
SoftChalk provided a framework that was easy for users of any level to navigate. Various learning modalities were incorporated into the training (print, audio, and video); appealing to a wide range of learning styles and needs.
– Cindy Smith, Director of Instructional Design, University of Texas at Tyler
West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
When we saw SoftChalk, we fell in love with it for a couple of reasons: one, it was very easy to use and two, it gave us a lot of flexibility.
– Roxann Hubert, West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
Baltimore City Public Schools
SoftChalk has made it easy for our teachers to be creative, innovative, and successful.
– Ron Beazer, Baltimore City Public Schools
Blended Schools Network
Clark County School District
Hampton City Schools
SoftChalk allows us to easily organize information for both teaching and professional development because it makes it so easy to integrate our own content and then add SoftChalk’s interactive activities. Here in Hampton City Schools, we love having this resource to assist us in our instruction. Using SoftChalk for my work has helped me be more productive so that I am working smarter, instead of harder.
– Nancy Terrell, NBCT, Teacher Librarian, Hampton City Schools
Once I saw SoftChalk in action, I knew it was the solution faculty needed when creating content. I decided to use SoftChalk to make tutorials more dynamic and interactive. The lessons are much more interactive and engaging for the audience. My colleagues at Blackboard were blown away by the appearance and experience of the new tutorials—if only they knew how easy they were to create!
– Nancy Edwards, Tier One Support Analyst, Blackboard
HealthEast Care System
I have received tremendous feedback on the SoftChalk courses. It’s just amazing. The employees think I’ve created some kind of miracle!
– Jeanne Siedow, HealthEast Care System
Texas Workforce Commission
Unlike our old software, which required a week’s worth of training, SoftChalk is incredibly easy. The first day I downloaded the demo off the Internet I was developing my courses. It’s as simple as using Word™ or PowerPoint™.