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Adding Your SoftChalk Lesson to Blackboard

There are several ways to add your SoftChalk Lesson to Blackboard. The easiest way is to add your lesson as a hyperlink or to use embed code. A hyperlink will open the lesson in a new browser window, while embedding will display the lesson directly in Blackboard.

Note: You will want to use these options if you do not need to collect student scores from the lesson into your Blackboard gradebook. If you are using Quiz Poppers within SoftChalk and would like to import those grades into Blackboard, you will need to use instructions for Blackboard and SoftChalk Desktop Integration found on SoftChalk's website.

Put a Hyperlink of Your Lesson into Blackboard

Each lesson you create in SoftChalk Cloud has its own unique web link (URL). You can provide this web link if you wish students or colleagues to view your lesson.

  1. Login to SoftChalk Cloud.
  2. Hover over My Content and then click Lessons.
  3. Click on the title of the Lesson you would like to add to Blackboard.
  4. You will see a lesson preview, scroll down to the Lesson Actions area. At the bottom right, right-click within the Hyperlink field and choose Copy to grab a copy of the lesson link.
  5. Copy Hyperlink from SoftChalk Cloud
  6. Navigate to Blackboard and choose the course you want to put the lesson into.
  7. Open the Content area where you would like students to view the SoftChalk Lesson.
  8. Click Build Content and select Web Link from the menu.
  9. Add Weblink
  10. Add a name for your lesson in the Name field and paste the URL that was copied from SoftChalk Cloud into the URL field.
  11. Add explanatory text and edit other settings if needed or desired.
  12. Click Submit.

Embed Your Lesson into Blackboard

  1. Login to SoftChalk Cloud.
  2. Hover over My Content and then click Lessons.
  3. Click on the title of the Lesson you would like to add to Blackboard.
  4. You will see a lesson preview, scroll down to the Lesson Actions area. At the bottom right, right-click within the Embed field and choose Copy to grab a copy of the lesson link.
  5. Copy Embed Code
  6. Navigate to Blackboard and choose the course you want to put the lesson into.
  7. Open the Content area where you would like students to view the SoftChalk Lesson.
  8. Click Build Content and select Item from the menu.
  9. Add a name for your lesson in the Name field and click the HTML button on the Content Creation box.
  10. HTML Button
  11. Use Ctrl +V to paste the embed code that was copied from SoftChalk Cloud into the HTML Code View box.
  12. Click Update and then Submit.
This will add your lesson directly into Blackboard and students will be able to see the lesson without clicking a link.


For additional support, Contact Blackboard Support

Last updated 2/24/2020 4:05 AM