Chalk Gold Guide

Chapter 1: What is Chalk Gold?

Chalk Gold is an optional premium offering for Planboard that enables you to have advanced functionalities such as custom colours, Google Classroom integration, lesson search, and more. You'll also receive one-on-one concierge support and help contribute to the development of Planboard.

This learning guide will help familiarize you with the features of the Chalk Gold subscription. While this guide will answer many common questions, please reach out to us for specific questions at support@chalk.com or through our in-app Live Chat service (available Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm EST).

The following chapter of our learning guide will go over:

  • What is included in the Chalk Gold subscription
  • Frequently asked questions about Chalk Gold

Chalk Gold

While Planboard is a comprehensive and free planning tool, we do offer an optional premium service. Chalk Gold helps you better personalize your planner and share it with others. By subscribing, you gain access to premium features, one-on-one video support, and help support and shape the future of Planboard through your feedback.

You can sign up for Chalk Gold by clicking the Upgrade button found in the top-right of your free teacher account.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Chalk Gold cost?

Chalk Gold costs $9/month or $99/year USD. If you sign up for the yearly option, you will be billed annually.

Do I have to pay to use Planboard now?

Our Planboard, Markboard and Attendance apps are free for individual teachers and include access to our helpful guides, live chat, and email support with no strings attached. Upgrading to Chalk Gold is optional and only required to access the premium features. You will not be required to pay for any existing features included in free Chalk accounts.

Will there be more premium features available for Chalk Gold?

Since its launch in 2020, our team has been working towards expanding the available features of Chalk Gold in response to feedback from our subscribers. We plan to develop and release additional Chalk Gold power features periodically at no additional cost.

Is there a free trial available?

There is currently no free trial available. Payment for a subscription for Chalk Gold occurs immediately.

Can I cancel my subscription?

You can cancel your Chalk Gold subscription at any time by going to the same page where you subscribed. Once a subscription is cancelled, you will remain a Chalk Gold subscriber and maintain access to the premium features until the end of the current billing cycle.

My school already has a paid subscription to Chalk--do I get access to Chalk Gold features?

Yes, you will have access to any Chalk Gold features that correspond to the same solution your school has a subscription to. For example, schools with a paid subscription to Chalk Instruction will have access to all premium lesson planner features, whereas schools with a paid subscription to Chalk Assessment will have access to all premium gradebook features.

Can I use Chalk Gold features on the Planboard or Markboard mobile apps?

Chalk Gold features are not yet available on mobile.

Are there any Chalk Gold offerings for teams of teachers?

We do offer Chalk Gold for Teams, which includes all of the available premium features as well as the ability to share lessons and resources among other Chalk Gold colleagues. If this is something you are interested in, please contact us at support@chalk.com and we will connect with you regarding next steps.

If you are looking for a customized solution for your school, we do offer school accounts for lesson planning, grading and curriculum development. If you’d like to get more information or a quote, set up a demo with our team to get a detailed walkthrough of the Chalk platform.

How do I contact my Chalk Gold Concierge?

This is a feature available to Chalk Gold subscribers. You will not have this option if you are a free user.

Subscribing to Chalk Gold will give you access to Chalk Gold Concierge, which offers one-on-one video chat support for personalized account onboarding and a more premium support experience.

If you have any questions or need help with any of the features included in your Chalk Gold subscription, or just want tips on how to make Chalk work better for your needs, you can book a meeting over video or phone by clicking this link.