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SoftChalk System Specifications and Supported Web Browsers

SoftChalk is a digital curriculum authoring platform that educators can use to create web-based learning content such as interactive lessons and activities that are delivered to learners through a standard web browser.

There are two options for creating content with SoftChalk:

The following guide provides the recommended system specifications and supported browsers to use with SoftChalk.

Authoring Content with SoftChalk Create (Online and Desktop Versions)

Hardware

Memory: 4 Gigabytes (GB) of RAM is recommended

Software

Operating System:

  • Windows: 7/8/10
  • Apple: macOS X or higher

Browsers: For the best user experience, it is recommended that you use an up-to-date web browser that is also compatible with the Canvas learning management system. Please refer to the following guide for using a supported browser with Canvas.

Supported Media Types:

  • Images: gif, jpg, png
  • Audio: wav, au, mp3, mp4, aiff, ram
  • Video: avi, mov, mpg, YouTube
  • Other Files: PDF, Webwidget, Storyline, Articulate, Camtasia, Captivate, PowerPoint, Excel, Word

Each licensed user is limited to 2 GB of storage in the SoftChalk Cloud. To save on storage capacity, it is recommended that large audio/video and electronic files be linked from cloud-streaming or cloud-sharing services such as the following:

For more details on authoring SoftChalk content, please refer to the SoftChalk Create User Guide and the SoftChalk Cloud User Guide on the SoftChalk website.

Viewing SoftChalk Cloud Content

Hardware

Memory/Disk Space: Since SoftChalk content is viewed in a standard web browser, no additional RAM or disk space is needed beyond that which is required to operate the browser.

Software

Operating Systems:

  • Windows: 7/8/10, Vista
  • Apple: macOS X or higher

Browsers: For the best user experience, it is recommended that you use an up-to-date web browser that is also compatible with the Canvas learning management system. Please refer to the following guide for using a supported browser with Canvas.

Mobile Devices Web: Viewing content on most smart phones and tablets is supported; no special app is required for viewing the content in a web browser.

  • iOS: SoftChalk content can be viewed with most mobile-device web browsers and has been tested with iPads and iPhones. For iOS devices, Chrome, Firefox, and Safari mobile browsers are recommended.
  • Android: SoftChalk content can be viewed with most mobile-device web browsers and has been tested with smart phones/tablets running Android 2 or higher operating systems. For Android devices, Chrome, Firefox, and Opera mobile browsers are recommended.

For more details on viewing SoftChalk content, please refer to the Student Guide to SoftChalk Lessons on the SoftChalk website.

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