2. Comment on Student Work
Providing feedback to students is an important part of their growth. Various commenting options are available in Chalk & Wire to ensure that you have the necessary tools to provide your students with the best possible feedback.
For instructions on using a specific commenting method, select the method below:
Targeted Text Comments are made possible when using the Advanced Commenting feature. Targeted Text Commenting allows you to select any text within the student's work to comment on the content, grammar, and spelling.
Targeted Text commenting is not available on mobile devices. You must use a computer to use this type of commenting.
The highlighted text will prompt a pop-up window for you to add your comment.
2. Type your comment into the text box.
3. Select the Comment Type to save.
If a student uploads a Word document, Excel file, Powerpoint file, or PDF file to their portfolio or assignment and makes a submission, an Assessor can then view the document within the assessment and make annotations on it. Once the assessment, including annotations, has been completed and released to the student, the student will be able to review the annotations.
Inline Document Annotation may not be active within your institution's Chalk & Wire site. If you are interested in having this feature added to your site, please contact your local Chalk & Wire Administrator to discuss the possibility.
1. Locate the document and click on the View button.
The document will open directly on the page.
A message will appear instructing you to click anywhere to add a comment to the document.
3. Click anywhere in the text to add a point comment. A comment box will appear, which you can type in.
4. Click Post to post the comment.
While commenting, you can highlight a section of text to specify the section to which your comment applies. Once you have finished highlighting, commenting options will appear:
5. Click on the Highlighter icon to save the highlighted section.
6. Click on the Comment icon to leave a comment on the highlighted section.
If a student uploads a document file to their ePortfolio and makes a submission, their Assessor can then download the document and make annotations on it offline. Once the annotations have been made, the updated document can be uploaded to Chalk & Wire for review by the student.
1. Locate the document, and click on its name to download it.
Once the file has downloaded to your computer, locate and open it.
2. Highlight the text that you wish to comment on.
3. Use the Insert menu to select Comment.
Save the document as a new file, naming it and locating it somewhere memorable.
Return to the assessment screen in your Chalk & Wire account:
6. Click the Paperclip icon to attach your annotated file.
7. Click on the Choose File button to search for annotated file.
8. Locate and select the file on your local hard drive.
9. Click Choose.
10. Click Upload.
Video commenting enables Assessors to comment on videos provided by the student via submission. Assessors can leave text or voice comments on videos, targeting specific sections of the video or as a whole.
2. Use the slider bars to set the Start Time and End Time for the comment, if it is specific to a certain section of the video.
3. Enter your comment in the text field.
4. Click the Save Comment button.
5. To leave an audio comment, click the Record Audio Comment button.
6. Click the Record button to begin your recording.
7. Click the Stop button when finished recording.
8. Click the Save button to save your audio comment.
9. Use the slider bars to set the Start Time and End Time for the comment, if it is specific to a certain section of the video.
10. (Optional) Enter a text based comment, in addition to the audio comment, in the text field.
11. Click the Save Audio Comment button.
The Audio Commenting feature allows assessors to verbally record comments, rather than typing text comments.
If you are using a Mac computer, we recommend that you use either Safari or Firefox as your internet browser when recording audio comments. Chrome has a known issue with sound quality which may affect the audio that is recorded.
Audio commenting is only available for two types of student-submitting content:
- Text added directly to the page
- Media files (audio or video)
There is a 5-minute recording limit on audio comments.
2. When the comment pop-up windows appears, select the Record Audio Comment option.