This guide covers:

  • Page 1 Creating a lesson, setting the theme, previewing and saving to Softchalk Cloud
  • Page 2 Add special characters, images, tables and hyperlinks
  • Page 3 Pages, navigation, headings and sidebars
  • Page 4 Adding an Overview page, changing the layout and theme, creating a theme
  • Page 5 Editing the lesson later
  • Page 6 Distributing to students

Within this content you will find links to the relevant learning material from Softchalk’s eLearning video guides.


Pages, navigation and sidebars

Pages
  • To create a new page, put your cursor where you would like the page break to be
  • Go to Insert> Page Break> Insert
  • This will insert a blue ‘page break’ indicator into the editor
  • Preview in browser to see the new page and any navigation settings already applied (navigation can be customised, see below)

Navigation
  • Customise navigation by going to Properties> Lesson Properties and changing the layout and the options that appear underneath
  • Preview in browser to see this applied. You must have more than one page in your lesson to view this
  • Click the sidebar options to change how your contents list looks, for more detail on sidebars please watch Video 4d linked below
  • Change page names for the contents list/menu by going to Properties> Page names
  • Video 2c Add Navigation
    This video will demo the navigation features available to you in Softchalk cloud. The navigation is customisable so it may take a bit of trial and error to establish what you like for your lesson.

Headings and sidebars
  • You can apply different heading styles to your content (the same as within word) by highlighting your text and choosing from the dropdown menu at the top that says ‘Plain Text’. Text for a heading must be all on one line
  • Any text that you make heading style 1 or 2 can be made into a contents list. Contents lists only appear if you have more than one page in your lesson. The default setting is to have it in a sidebar. See Video 2c linked above for more information on this.
  • Video 4d Create Sidebar Content
    This will take you through creating sidebar panels and adding them to different pages in your lesson.