1.3 Add and Edit Frames in Table of Contents

Frames added to a Table of Contents will appear in student portfolios while editing, and optionally in their final portfolio. Frames can include instructions for the student, information about the course or assignment, files for added instruction, and forms for the student to complete. This lesson will walk you through the process of adding frames, and will teach you about the various options available to you.

Step 1: Select the Table of Contents Section

1. Click on the section of the Table of Contents where you would like to add or edit a frame.

2. Click on the Add Frame button. If there is already a frame on the section, you can alternatively click its Edit button.

Step 2: Add a Heading, Question, and/or Instructions

The 'Add Frame to Page' pop-up window will appear, equipped with authoring tools. The first two options are:

3. (Optional) Add a Heading: Headings are optional, and therefore not required for the creation of a Frame. A Heading will provide a 'Title' for the Question and/or Instructions.

4. Include in Portfolio: If a Heading has been entered, it will (by default) only appear when editing a portfolio. If you would like for the Heading to be included in the final portfolio, ensure that this option is selected.

What is the difference between a Question and Instructions?

Using the various text editors, you can add one of, or both of the following options:

Question: A Question will appear in the portfolio while editing, as well as in the final portfolio. Ideally, an Administrator would add a question to a portfolio and the student's response would follow underneath in the final portfolio.

Instructions: Instructions will only appear in the portfolio while editing. This is intended to provide further instruction to the student without compromising the flow of their final portfolio.

Step 3: Optionally Add a File to the Frame

Step 3: Optionally Add a File to the Frame

Files can be added to frames for additional resources. Any type of file can be attached to the frame, so long as it is on your school's list of accepted file types in Chalk & Wire. If you would like to add a file to a frame that you are creating, you will need to enable to Upload File option. To do this:

5. Click the Save button.

Once saved, the 'Save' button will turn into an 'Edit' button.

6. Click the Edit button.

NOTE: If you are editing a frame, and not creating one, the option to add a file will already be available.

Scroll down to the Files (Optional) heading:

7. Click on the Attach File button.

8. Drag-and-Drop the file into the Add File window.

9. Click on the Add Files button to browse your computer.

10. Click on the Choose from Dropbox button to select a file from your Dropbox account.

11. Click on the Start or Start Uploading All button to upload your file(s).

Once the file has finished uploading:

12. Click Close.

Step 4: Optionally Add a Form to the Frame

Step 4: Optionally Add a Form to the Frame

The only type of form that can be attached to a table of contents is the Assessment/Portfolio form. To attach a form to a frame, use the drop-down menu available below the Forms heading.

NOTE: If you cannot locate the correct form it may not have been made visible yet. To learn more about how to make an assessment/portfolio form visible, please visit the Distribute a Form help page.