The CSU Office of the Chancellor has negotiated a contract with SoftChalk to provide significantly discounted costs for individual SoftChalk Cloud subscriptions for CSU faculty and staff. In addition, SoftChalk sponsorship is available to faculty participating the the Course Redesign with Technology progam.
CSU SoftChalk Cloud Individual Subscription Information
Individual Subscription Information
- $99 for an individual one-year subscription (vs. $495 retail price)
- Each subscription includes:
- 2 GB of storage and access for up to 500 students (total not concurrent)
- Technical support
- Demonstration webinars
- Self-paced video and lesson tutorials
SoftChalk will be happy to demo their tool for evaluation purposes and will provide training at a negotiated rate.
CSU SoftChalk Cloud Subscription Information
We have 150 (2-year) individual subscriptions that we wil offer to Faculty through their application for the Course Redesign with Technology program. In addition, any CSU faculty can purchase an individual subscription at the negotiated price.
SoftChalk and the CSU Course Redesign with Technology (www.courseredesign.csuprojects.org/wp/)
The CSU Office of the Chancellor has pruchased 150 SoftChalk Cloud subscriptions each valid for two years, in support of its initiative to promote the development of affordable learning materials by faculty and for its students. Faculty who are selected for funding as part of the Proven, Promising, Virtual Labs and Quality Assurance programs, can request an account through the RFP process, with the objective of developing affordable materials for students enrolled in their redesigned course.
About SoftChalk Cloud
SoftChalk Cloud's award-winning, multi-function platform combines, content authoring, hosting, sharing and management features with an easy way to build and deliver device neutral content seamlessly through your LMS with gradebook integration. For further information, download a SoftChalk Cloud pdf or visit www.softchalkcloud.com.
How is SoftChalk Cloud different that SoftChalk for the desktop?
SoftChalk Cloud is available on any computer that has an Internet connection and a web browser. It offers all the creation features of SoftChalk for the desktop with anywhere, anytime access and the ability to mnage, share and track learning content in one place with easy integration into your LMS. You have multiple content areas in the your personal account within which to save your content; this reduces the risk of loss with local storage and enhances the ability to deliver and share content. There is also no need to package zip files or executable lessons because you can link lessons from your SoftChalk Cloud account into your LMS or simplly give the hyperlink to your students.
For further details, choose from the following:
- Explore the SoftChalk Cloud website
- Sign up for a free 30-day trial
- Participate in one of many SoftChalk Cloud webinars
Supported Web Browsers and Information for Firewalls
- Supported web browsers are: Firefox, Internet Explorer 9, and Safari.
- If your institution has a firewall, please see the FAQ I think my institution has a firewall that is preventing me from saving content to SoftChalk Cloud. What should I do?
Help Topics and Training
You can access additional resources from the Help menu in SoftChalk Create or from our SoftChalk Support Center
- SoftChalk Cloud User Guide
- SoftChalk Resources Guide
- Learning Management System (LMS) Guides
- Frequently Asked Questions
Register for our free, one-hour online training webinars available from the Help menu in Create or on our Short Courses registration page. Topics include SoftChalk Overview, Embedded Media, SoftChalk Cloud, Quizzes, the SoftChalk ScoreCenter, and much more.
View our pre-recorded videos. The videos are only a few minutes long, so they provide a quick way to get up-to-speed on SoftChalk.
If you need additional assistance, pleasee-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope this contract provides you with an opportunity to better serve the needs of your faculty, staff, and students as they author instructional materials for their teaching, learning, and instructional support.
If you have questions about this opportunity, please feel free to contact the CDL at 707-664-4340, or by email at email@example.com.