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New Mexico State U Moves Course Design to the Cloud

New Mexico State University (NMSU) is moving course content development to the cloud. The Las Cruces, NM-based institution this week confirmed that it has adopted Softchalk Cloud as its content authoring platform.

NMSU has used SoftChalk's desktop technology to develop course materials for its blended and online classes since 2009. According to a statement released today by SoftChalk, NMSU's Online Course Improvement Team decided to upgrade to a cloud-based platform to give course designers an efficient way to create, manage, and share learning objects. The new system integrates with NMSU's learning management system, Canvas. Designers will retain their content even if the institution moves to a new LMS.

SoftChalk Cloud includes the same functionality as the desktop version. Designers can add rich media and interactive activities to existing content using SoftChalk Create. The system is compatible with most learning management systems. It also allows for a single content item to be used for multiple courses, across multiple learning management systems. Any revisions made to this content are automatically updated for each linked course.

Additional information about SoftChalk Cloud can be found at the company's Web site.

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Kanoe Namahoe is online editor for 1105 Media's Education Group. She can be reached at knamahoe@1105media.com.

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