eBook Builder from Softchalk

Coming this summer, SoftChalk will debut these amazing, educator-friendly features in both SoftChalk Create 9 (desktop version) and in SoftChalk Cloud…

SoftChalk eBook Builderbeta gives YOU the power to create and distribute your own interactive eBooks for use on both iPads and Chromebooks.
Major accessibility enhancements including frame-free lessons and fully HTML5-compliant content.
Add Google Analytics to your SoftChalk lessons, allowing you to measure and report student use of your learning content.
Access to thousands of new resources through SoftChalk’s integration with new media libraries including the Khan Academy, Getty Images and more!
SoftChalk’s new fluid layout will automatically adjust your lesson display on any screen size for any device.
Chrome browser support will be available for student viewing of all SoftChalk content.


Register for one of our Sneak Peek webinars today and be the first to see SoftChalk Create 9 in action!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 2:00 PM EDT
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:00 PM EDT

Definitions and information on blended learning: outcomes, assessment, etc.

On Tuesday, October 15, 2013, Patrice Torcivia Prusko wrote:

Sloan defines blended as anywhere between 30-79% online, so there is a pretty wide range. (I attached a document with the reference). The following are from a Blended Workshop I attended by Dr. Norman Vaughan



More information on BL:

basic definition :
via YouTube
TED: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k5myOclBTI



BL wikis:





Softchalk sessions in April

Please consider two instruction sessions on Softchalk in April:

Registration at:


SoftChalk: E-Learning Authoring Tool Content Authoring Software

SoftChalk is provider of content authoring software for educators in K-12, colleges, universities and medical programs. With SoftChalk, educators can create professional, engaging, learning content quickly and easily, which enhances their teaching and improves the learning experience for their students.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 2:00 PM until 2:45 PM 

Location: MC-205 
Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 3:00 PM until 3:45 PM 
Location: MC-205 


Follow us on Twitter: @SCSUtechInstruc | #techworkshop

IMS Blog: http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims

Ideas? Suggestions? Pls email pmiltenoff@stcloudstate.edu


Steps to Install SoftChalk Create and Enter Your License Key

  1. Download the SoftChalk installer by clicking on the appropriate link below. Save the installer file locally on your computer.
    1. Windows:   www.softchalk.com/Lb8Distribution/SoftChalk8_setup.exe
    2. Macintosh:   www.softchalk.com/Lb8Distribution/SoftChalk8-Mac.zip
    3. Click the installer and follow the prompts to complete the installation.
    4. After installing SoftChalk Create, look for the Create8 icon on your desktop. Double-click the icon to start the SoftChalk “Create” application.
    5. You may be prompted to create a FREE SoftChalk CLOUD account. This step is optional, but provides you with additional SoftChalk features.
    6. Within the SoftChalk Create application, go to the Help menu and choose Enter License. (If you are a Macintosh user, go to the top left of your screen and choose File/Enter License.)
    7. Copy and paste the license info below into the License Name and License Key fields.

SoftChalk instruction available…

SoftChalk, similarly to LodeStar, allows instructors to “create, customize and personalize content by mashing up your own materials with rich media, interactive exercises, quizzes and text.”

Here is an example of content created with SoftChalk:


To download SoftChalk, please go to


Let us know, if you need support and training sessions:


Licensing keys: pls request from Mark Kotcho (software@stcloudstate.edu).