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Introducing . . . SoftChalk Create Online!

softchalk create online

Ever wish you could make quick little edits to your SoftChalk lessons without having to launch the entire SoftChalk Create program? Have you been on the go and only had your iPad or tablet with you to make revisions to a lesson? Or maybe you just want to run SoftChalk Create from your desktop without logging into Tri-C Private Cloud?

SoftChalk is making those wishes a reality with the SoftChalk Create Online ‘Quick Editor’, and SoftChalk Local Launch!

SoftChalk Create Online ‘Quick Editor’ allows users to:

  • Add or edit text as well as applying text formatting,
  • Insert bookmarks, hyperlinks, iframes and tables,
  • Modify properties for an existing image as well as insert a URL to an image,
  • Work on Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or IE and,
  • Allows editing on your iPad or Tablet.

SoftChalk Create Local Launch allows users to start building SoftChalks without opening Tri-C SoftChalk Cloud Private.

To begin using Create Online, simply log into your SoftChalk Cloud account, select ‘My Content’ and ‘Lessons’ find the pencil icon and click! To begin using Create Local Launch download the Create Local Launch .exe file, review the instructions and contact customer care (987-4357) for assistance installing it on your computer.

Need a quick reference? Use the updated on SoftChalk Create Online in the SoftChalk Cloud Guide (pgs. 38-48) to get started!


Tri-C SoftChalk Cloud Training

Want help using the new Tri-C Private SoftChalk Cloud? Live training is available. Log into InSight and register today to Join us for “Getting Started with SoftChalk”. The workshop will be held March 27th from 9:30-11:30 in room 156 of the Metro TLC.

Can’t join us in person? Don’t worry, the workshop will also be available via weblink. During the workshop, a SoftChalk representative will cover how to get around the private cloud, opening SoftChalk Create from the cloud, creating a lesson or object, linking to blackboard, using Creative Commons and more!

Those of you attending via web-link will still need to register in InSight so that you can get credit for attending the workshop. The meeting link will be delivered to you via email after your InSight registration is complete. Log in to InSight to register today and we will see you in the workshop!

eLi Tech Fest – Come One, Come All

techfest logoOur first ever eLi TechFest “opens” today at 1:30 PM at the Metro Room on Metro Campus.  Come join us for some edu-tainment!

Can’t make this one?  We’ve got three others upcoming!  Check out the info below, and register in Insight.

Metro Campus, MCC 209 – Monday, February 17 @ 1:30 – 2:30PM
·West Campus G 4A – Wednesday, February 19 @ 1:30 – 2:30PM
·CCW 27 – Tuesday, February 25 @ 1:30 – 2:30PM
·East Campus ELA 230 – Wednsday, February 26 @1:30 – 2:30PM

eLi TechFest 2014

logo_smalleLi TechFest 2014 is HERE!

Come out and let us edu-tain you!  eLi is rolling out the red carpet for you.  You’ll munch on popcorn and movie theater candy all while screening the newest etech the college has to offer and getting a peek at upcoming initiatives, in a completely non-boring way.

Click on “Pilots and Initiatives: > “eLi TechFest” for more info including campus locations and times, or click on the following link: 

The Tri-C Private SoftChalk Cloud is Here!

SoftChalk users we are happy to announce that the Tri-C SoftChalk Cloud is ready for use!

New to SoftChalk? Well, now is the time to give it a try! Whether you are a new or an existing user, you can access your Tri-C Private SoftChalk Cloud account by logging into with your S# and network password. The new Tri-C SoftChalk Cloud gives faculty a browser-based interface to preview and manage lessons stored in the cloud. Best of all, it allows faculty to open the SoftChalk Create application from the browser and create or modify content from any computer with an internet connection. No more waiting to get to your home or college office before you can work in SoftChalk! Is there more? Yes! Updates and modifications to lessons stored in the cloud and linked to Blackboard automatically update in Blackboard!

Existing users take note! Moving to the Tri-C SoftChalk Cloud means you won’t use the SoftChalk Create desktop version any more. After setting up your Tri-C SoftChalk Cloud account, you will always open the SoftChalk Create application from the browser instead of the desktop. This will ensure that SoftChalk Create is connected to your cloud account. You will also want to open your old packaged SoftChalk lessons and save them to the new Tri-C SoftChalk Cloud, so you can take advantage of the new automatic updates.

Do you want to know more? Getting Started documentation and How to videos are available on the Tri-C Private SoftChalk Cloud page of the eLi blog.

SoftChalk and Respondus Issues

exclamation point alertSoftChalk Update

SoftChalk within Blackboard has been updated to resolve issues playing content in IE8 and IE9. As a result, all faculty with SoftChalk content in their Blackboard Course sites need to synchronize that content.  Please find a document with specific information about how to sync your SoftChalk content HERE.  Please use Internet Explorer or Chrome (it does not appear in Firefox correctly.)


Several anecdotal reports have surfaced about difficulties with Respondus products, which may include Study Mate.  Please contact the Help Desk at 987-4357 to report any issues.

As we continue to assist with the resolution of these issues, please be sure to contact the Help Desk so that the resolution can be tracked, brainstormed, and solved within a timely manner.