Anthology (formerly Chalk & Wire)

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Welcome to the Anthology! Anthology Accounts are free to all education majors.

Purpose: Throughout your program you will be assessed at various points using Anthology. The data collected through Anthology provides the necessary data for the College of Education to complete:

1) its national accreditation report,

2) its report to the NJ Department of Education and

3) our own monitoring for programmatic improvement.

Getting started in Anthology

All new accounts will receive a welcome email from Anthology to WP email addresses only. This introductory email includes your user id (first initial, last name) and a temporary password, along with instructions on how activate your account.  

Undergraduate and MAT candidates

New teacher candidates (TC) enrolled in Undergraduate or MAT education programs are provided Anthology accounts after the add/drop period. If you do not receive an Anthology account one week after this period, please complete a help ticket for a new account at . If you have an expired account, your account will be renewed one week after the add/drop period.

M.Ed., M.A., EdD., and Graduate Certificate candidates

M.Ed., M.A., EdD., and Graduate Certificate candidates must complete a help ticket at in order to receive a new account or to renew an expired account.

Submitting Anthology Help Tickets

When completing a help ticket be sure to select Anthology as the Request Type:

help desk request

Accessing the Anthology Website

(Click the image below to access Anthology)

Anthology Videos and PDF Guides:

Quick Start Guide for Assessors

Quick Start Video for Assessors (site login)

Quick Start Video for Assessors (LMS Black Board login)

Quick Start Guide for External Users

Quick Start Guide for Students

Quick Start Video for Students (site login)

Quick Start Video for Students (LMS Black Board login)

edTPA User Guide

How can I find my Anthology expiration date? (Assessors and Candidates)

For users with existing Anthology accounts, continued access will be granted until the account expiration date. If you are a returning student or it has been a year since you've used Anthology, your account may be expired. To find your account's unique expiration date click the down arrow next to your name located at the top right corner of the Anthology Dashboard. The expiration date will appear as the last item on the list. 

If your account has expired or has an expiration date before the end of the semester, please submit a help ticket for a renewal at  NOTE: Expired accounts will be renewed on the actual date of expiration.  

CW Expired account

Launching Professional Dispositions Assessments (Candidates)

The instructions and videos below will show you how to launch the Professional Dispositions Assessment (PDA/A-PDA).

If your professor has linked your PDA in Blackboard then watch the video below:

How to Launch the Professional Dispositions Assessment (PDA) directly from Blackboard

If you are launching directly from Anthology, then follow the instructions below:

Log into Anthology and right click on your portfolio to edit.

Click the Professional Dispositions Assessment (PDA) for the required course listed under your Table of Contents.
Click the arrow to the right of the Add Content box
Select Text Block
Click Insert Content Here
Type in “Please Assess My Professional Dispositions”. Although you are not uploading anything, this step is necessary in order to launch the PDA rubric that your professor will use to assess you. Launching works like an email, if you do not include text in the body of the email, the email will not be sent. 
Click Save
Click Close

Select the Blue SUBMIT button. Click the PDA associated with your course and then click continue (if necessary).

You will be prompted to enter the instructor’s name.

Type the instructor’s last name, then click on the instructor’s name once it appears with a checkmark.


A confirmation page appears letting the candidate know that an email was sent to the course instructor to complete the PDA. 

Deleting Content in Anthology (Candidates and Assessors)