QuickStart Guide for Students

If you are accessing your assignment through a course (Blackboard, Moodle, Canvas, D2L, Sakai) please visit the appropriate QuickStart Guide below:

Blackboard QuickStart Guide for Students

Moodle QuickStart Guide for Students

Canvas QuickStart Guide for Students

D2L QuickStart Guide for Students

Sakai QuickStart Guide for Students

Once you have registered your Chalk & Wire account or received your User ID and Password, go to the Chalk & Wire login web page for your institution. If you do not know the correct URL, please visit ep.chalkandwire.com and enter the name of your institution. You will be automatically directed to the correct login page. You should bookmark this URL.

If you do not have an active Chalk & Wire account, please contact your local Chalk & Wire Administrator for assistance in obtaining your account. The local administrator contact information is listed at the bottom your Chalk & Wire login screen.

Step 1: Log into Your Chalk & Wire Account

1. Ensure that you see your school's logo at the top of the screen. If you do not, please visit ep.chalkandwire.com to search your your school's Chalk & Wire site.

2. Enter your User ID or Email and Password.

3. Click Login.

If you have forgotten your Password, click the Forgot your Password? link.

Step 2: Access Coursework

Step 2: Access Coursework

If you have not yet created a portfolio, you will need to do so in order to submit work. To create a portfolio:

1. Click on the Main Menu icon.

2. Click on the Work option.

3. Select My Portfolios.

Step 3: Create a New Portfolio

Portfolios

1. Click the New Portfolio button.

If you have already created a portfolio and would like to access it, click on the portfolio and select Edit Portfolio from its menu.

Existing portfolios are also available on your Dashboard, under the Portfolios tab.

2. Enter a name for your portfolio.

3. Select the Table of Contents.

4. Click Create.

Not Sure which Table of Contents to Use?

This information should be provided to you by your instructor. If you do not know which Table of Contents to use, please contact your instructor and/or local Chalk & Wire Administrator.

Step 4: Add Content to Your Portfolio

Step 4: Add Content to Your Portfolio

1. Click on the Course or Assignment name in the Table of Contents. Once selected, the page will appear on your screen.

In order to submit your work, you must first add content to the portfolio page. To begin adding content:

2. Use the Add Content drop-down menu to select the appropriate method for adding content.

Select your method for adding content:

Add Text (Text Block)

Step 1: Access the Text Editor

Step 1: Click on the Text Block Button

1. Use the Add Content menu to select Text Block.

Step 2: Choose Where to Add Content

You may add content anywhere on the page that an Insert Content Here bar appears.

2. Click on the Insert Content Here bar that corresponds with the space that you would like to add your content to reveal the Text Editor.

Step 3: Add Text to Text Editor

Step 2: Type Directly into the Text Editor

3. Paste or Type text directly into the Text Editor.

4. Format your text using the Text Editor's formatting options.

5. Click Save, and then Close.

Similar to MS Word, you must remember to save your work periodically to avoid the loss of any unsaved changes in the event of a power, or internet failure.

Add File

The 'Add File' option allows you to upload files from your computer to your Chalk & Wire ePortfolio. Each file that you upload will be placed in your portfolio, as well as saved in your File Library for later use. While many file types are available for upload in every Chalk & Wire site, certain types may not be available at your institution. For a complete list of acceptable file types, please contact your local Chalk & Wire Administrator.

Step 1: Click on the 'Add File' Option

1. Use the Add Content menu to select Add File.

Step 2: Choose Where to Add Content

You may add content anywhere on the page that an Insert Content Here bar appears.

2. Click on the Insert Content Here bar that corresponds with the space that you would like to add your content to reveal the Text Editor.

Step 3: Select Method for Adding File(s)

3. Use the Add File (default) or File from Library buttons to select your method of adding file(s) to the page

  • Add File: This feature enables the user to upload a new file from hard drive, Dropbox or OneDrive to Chalk & Wire to add to the portfolio page.
  • File from Library: This feature enables the user to select a previously-uploaded file to add to the portfolio page.

Select Add File or File from Library below for instructions:

Add File

4. Select the method for uploading a file to Chalk & Wire:

  • Add Files: This feature enables the user to select a file from their local hard drive.
  • Choose from Dropbox: This feature enables the user to select file(s) from their Dropbox account.
  • Choose from OneDrive: This feature enables the user to select file(s) from their OneDrive account.

Alternatively, simply Drag-and-Drop your file onto the window.

Choose the method that you would like to use below:

Choose from OneDrive

1. Click on the Choose from OneDrive button.

2. Enter your User ID and Password for your OneDrive account.

3. Click Sign In.

4. Select the file in your Dropbox account that you would like to upload.

5. Click Choose.

Choose from Dropbox

1. Click on the Choose from Dropbox button.

2. Enter your User ID and Password for your Dropbox account.

3. Click Sign In.

4. Select the file in your Dropbox account that you would like to upload.

5. Click Choose.

Add Files...

1. Click on the Add Files button.

2. Locate and Select the file that you would like to upload.

3. Click Choose.

The file(s) that were selected will appear in the uploading window.

5. Optionally Edit the Filename(s) of the file(s) that you would like to upload.

6. Optionally Remove the File from the list of file(s) that you would like to upload.

7. Click on the Start Uploading All button to begin the upload.

You may only change the names of files that were added to the upload list using the 'Add File' option. If you would like to alter the names of files selected using Dropbox or OneDrive, you must do so in those accounts prior to selecting them for upload in Chalk & Wire.

The upload process will begin, which you can track by watching the visual progress bar.

8. A Checkmark will appear in the file's row to indicate that it has been uploaded.

Once all of the files have been uploaded,

9. Click on the Close button at the top of the Add File window to return to the regular portfolio view.

File from Library

1. Using the Sources column, locate the folder which contains the file(s) that you would like to add. If you have not customized your File Library, your files will be housed in the File Library folder.

2. In the middle column, locate and select the file(s) that you would like to add to your portfolio page. Click on the Add Selected button or Drag-and-Drop the file(s) into the third column.

3. Click Done.

Step 5: Submit your Work

Once you have added your work to the portfolio page, the Submit button will become enabled.

1. Click on the green Submit button.

A submission window will drop down on the screen.

2. Begin typing the Name(s) of the Assessor(s) to whom you wish to submit. As you type, matches in the system will appear.

When the correct name appears, click on it to select it. The name will appear next to a checkmark to indicate that it has been selected.

3. Click Submit.

A message will appear to indicate that your content has been submitted.

4. Click on the Review Submission button if you would like to review the submission that you just made.

If you do not see the "Content Submitted" message, or the "Status: Submitted" flag, your content has not been submitted.

Step 6: View Your Results

Once your submissions have been assessed and the results made available to you, you can access and view them from the My Results screen. To access the My Results screen:

1. Click on the Main Menu Icon.

2. Click on the Work option.

3. Select My Results.

4. If your submission has already been assessed, its score will appear in the Score column.

5. If you wish to view the assessment details, including feedback comments and individual rubric criterion scores, click anywhere on the row for the submission.

6. When you see the pop-up menu, select the View Summary or View Details option. If you wish to view the work that you submitted, select the Work option. If you would like to view more information about your assessor, or send them a message, select View Assessor Info.