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SoftChalk Partners with CourseSites

SoftChalk for CourseSites Offers Instructors a Free, Comprehensive Solution for Authoring Interactive Content and Publishing to CourseSites

Richmond, Virginia, U.S. – March 10, 2011 – SoftChalk LLC, an award-winning provider of e-learning content authoring software, today announced its partnership with CourseSites by Blackboard™, a free, fully-hosted and supported online course system featuring the Company’s latest teaching and learning technologies. SoftChalk for CourseSites by Blackboard gives individual K-12 and higher education instructors the ability to create SoftChalk lessons and host them on CourseSites.

CourseSites gives educators greater choice and flexibility for online courses in a system with cutting edge features that encourage experimentation. Through the partnership, SoftChalk will offer CouseSites users a complimentary version of SoftChalk 6 specifically designed for publishing learning content to the cloud-based option.

This free, unlimited SoftChalk license gives CourseSites users the ability to easily create innovative courses that engage students with interactives, video, web widgets and other rich media. The SoftChalk created content can be published to CourseSites and student score results are tracked inside the gradebook. At any time, CourseSites users can purchase a standard SoftChalk license so content can be packaged and shared via other Learning Management Systems, intranet, Internet, CDs, executable files and SoftChalk CONNECT.

“We are very excited to be part of CourseSites by Blackboard,” said Sue Evans, Co-founder and CEO of SoftChalk. “As a proponent of shared content and Open Educational Resources, we’re happy to provide an easy content creation solution to CourseSites users.”

For more information about SoftChalk for CourseSites, please visit: http://www.softchalkconnect.com/softchalk/download/coursesites and visit https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/764488536 to register for the upcoming webinar, Transform Static to Ecstatic! with SoftChalk, CONNECT and ScoreCenter!, Wednesday, March 23, 2011 12:00-1:00PM.

About SoftChalk, LLC
SoftChalk, LLC is an award-winning provider of e-learning software for worldwide education and business institutions. Specializing in the development of intuitive, easy-to-use tools, SoftChalk products allow instructors to create powerful and professional-looking content for eLearning and smart classrooms in K-12, higher education and corporate training. For more information, visit www.softchalk.com.