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Authoring Tools for Virtual Lab Assignments

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Softchalk Cloud

SoftChalk Cloud's is a multi-function platform that combines learning object repository, content authoring, hosting and management features with an easy way to track student score results–and it's designed to integrate seamlessly into your LMS

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The MERLOT Content Builder is a free and open website development tool that is integrated into MERLOT. It is directly accessible by registered and logged-in members from the MERLOT homepage by clicking "Create Material with Content Builder" in the ADD drop down menu of the navigation bar or directly from the members profile page. Web pages are easily created using Content Builder's templates. These include a variety of designs including e-portfolio structures, lesson plans, pedagogical analysis, student reflection, online course, tutorial, presentation, community website, etc.  It is easy, free, and we host your website for free too. Learn more…

Explore the collection of teaching ePortfolios authored with MERLOT Content Builder by faculty adopting virtual labs in their classes.
Besides being able to create web pages and web sites in Content Builder, you can:

  • Download IMS certified Common Cartridges of your Content Builder websites for use in applications that support the IMS certified Common Cartridge format.
  • Add a Creative Commons license to their pages and site.
  • Add collaborators to work with you in developing your website
  • Add Google Translator widget so your website can be translated into over 70 languages
  • Contribute your public website directly to the MERLOT repository so others can easily discover your work.