Customer Short Courses

Ramp up your eLearning experiences with SoftChalk short courses

Designed for new SoftChalk users, with practical examples, Q&As and personal support from experts

Upcoming Short Courses

A tour of the SoftChalk Cloud platform 40 mins.

Learn where SoftChalk lessons and learning objects are stored and how to upload existing files that you may want to use in your SoftChalk content including docs, pdfs, images, spreadsheets, slides and .zip files. We will also explore how to create and sort folders to organize content and how to share content folders with other SoftChalk Cloud users.  Folder sharing is available to SoftChalk Cloud team subscribers and trial users. We will complete the session with a tour of the authoring tool’s menu and Q&A. Note:  For detailed instruction on using the authoring tool to create your SoftChalk content, join us for the next Introduction to SoftChalk Content Authoring short course.

Monday, October 03, 2022
2:00 pm CT
Introduction to SoftChalk Content Authoring 60 mins.

Learn how to create engaging online course content quickly and easily for synchronous and asynchronous learning. We will create a SoftChalk lesson that includes interactive learning activities, quiz questions, enhanced text, and multimedia.  We will also learn how to place SoftChalk content into a learning management system course.

Friday, October 07, 2022
9:00 am CT
Enhancing Text 40 mins.

Learn how to enhance text with tooltips, hyperlinks, accordion lists, tabbed lists, numbered lists, bulleted lists, and block quotes. We will also use div blocks to change text background and more.

Thursday, October 13, 2022
11:00 am CT
Create a Table of Contents, Navigation and Sidebars 40 mins.

Learn how SoftChalk creates navigation using page breaks, page names and content headings. We will add new topics to the SoftChalk lesson navigation, include a lesson title, and change the navigation’s appearance using SoftChalk layout, navigation, and table of contents options. We will further enhance navigation by adding custom page names, sidebars, and a lesson overview page.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022
9:00 am CT
Embedding Multimedia, Widgets, iFrames 40 mins.

Learn how to embed audio, video, widgets, and inline frames (iFrames) to nest websites, PDFs, documents, and spreadsheets within your SoftChalk lesson. We will also insert images and learn how to optimize, modify, and align them on the lesson page to create the most impact.

Thursday, October 20, 2022
3:30 pm CT
Interactive Learning Activities and Quiz Questions 40 mins.

Learn how to create and modify text and graphics-based quiz questions and learning activities. We will also save an activity and quiz question as individual learning objects for reuse independently or in future SoftChalk lessons. Note:  This session will cover just a few of the dozens of learning activities and quiz types available to create using SoftChalk. To view an example of the complete list, visit the sample SoftChalk interactives page.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
1:30 pm CT
Lesson Design Properties 40 mins.

Learn how to apply design elements to enhance the look and feel of your SoftChalk lessons. We will use the properties menu to apply a content theme, explore the 3 SoftChalk layout options (classic, vertical, horizontal) that can be applied to a lesson, and include a lesson title. We will add sidebars, personalize the footer, and customize page names.  We will complete the session by designing a SoftChalk lesson overview page that reflects the lesson theme applied.

Tuesday, November 01, 2022
2:00 pm CT

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Getting Started 1: An Overview of SoftChalk Cloud

Learn how to create folders, share the contents of a folder, create a poll and create a rating. Learn how to place an activity into the Cloud, place objects into the My Files area of the Cloud and insert objects stored in the Cloud into a lesson.

Getting Started 2: An Overview of SoftChalk Create

This Short Course will show the many features of SoftChalk Create. In the overview, you will see how to take a Word document and easily make it into an interactive web lesson, how to save your lesson, add a design style, and create interactive activities and text annotations. Lastly, you’ll see how to package your lesson for delivery in a Learning Management System or on a web server.

The key takeaways for this lesson are:

  • how to copy from Word
  • how to apply a style
  • how to apply a Theme
  • how to save a lesson
  • how to preview a lesson

ToolTips, Images and Hyperlinks

In this one-hour Short Course you will learn how to insert and modify pop-up text annotations; how to insert, optimize and modify images within a lesson page and within a ToolTip; and how to create and modify hyperlinks on a lesson page and within a ToolTip. Lastly, you will learn how easy it is to use the Media Search tool to look for and insert graphics.

Navigation Features and Sidebars

In this one-hour Short Course you will learn how the navigation works within SoftChalk Create, including how to make a topic part of the navigation, how to change the appearance of the on-page navigation, create a table of contents and create new pages. You will also learn how to create a sidebar and place internal navigation within the sidebar.

Embedded Media

In this one-hour Short Course you will learn how to embed media into a lesson, and a ToolTip. Learn how to use the media search tool and the SoftChalk Cloud to place video and Audio files into a lesson. You will also learn how to add a survey and poll into your lesson.

Quizzes and SoftChalk ScoreCenter

In this one-hour Short Course you will learn how to create and modify single and multiple question quizzes and how to report scores using the grade book in a Learning Management System and SoftChalk’s ScoreCenter.

Interactive Presentation Learning Activities

In this one-hour Short Course you will learn how to create and modify presentation learning activities in SoftChalk Create. Both text and graphics-based activities will be shown. Activities that will be covered include the Charts activity, Did You Know activity, TimeLine activity and many more. You will also learn a method to place a PowerPoint slide deck as a slideshow activity within SoftChalk Create and how to “Import” a PowerPoint slide deck into a SoftChalk Create slideshow.

Interactive Scoring Learning Activities

In this one-hour Short Course you will learn how to create and modify scoring learning activities in SoftChalk Create. Both text and graphics-based activities will be shown. Activities that will be covered include the Drag and Drop activity, Sorting activity, HotSpot activity and many more.

Using the SoftChalk Create ThemeBuilder

This one-hour Short Course will show how to create your own personal Themes within the SoftChalk Create program. In this class you will learn how to add a graphic to a theme, how to add a logo to a theme, how to set the color that are used in a theme.

Creating, Importing and Modifying Tables

Learn how to create and modify tables in SoftChalk Create including how to import and modify a table from Excel or Word.

Using SoftChalk Create with your LMS

This Short Course will show how you can connect your SoftChalk lessons directly into your Learning Management System and have your student scores go directly into the grade book. You will also be shown how to examine the student scores to see how they answered each quiz question. You will see how you can restrict the number of times the students can access the lesson and which score will be placed in the grade book. This class will be offered for several different Learning Management Systems.

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