Chalk & Wire

As of July 1, 2017, Chalk and Wire Accounts are free to all education majors.

Welcome to the Chalk and Wire (C&W) Tab.

Purpose: Throughout your program you will be assessed at various points using C&W. The data collected through C&W 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.

Each teacher candidate (TC)/candidate (C) enrolled in an education program is provided an account to C&W after the add/drop period.

Getting started in C&W
You will receive an email from C&W to your WP email address. This introductory email includes your user id (first initial, last name) and a temporary password, along with instructions on how to log-in and change your password. Use the same password as your WPU email address.

24 Hour Help Support
New user (New Teacher Candidate/Candidate)

A new user is a Teacher Candidate/Candidate that never had a C&W account.
IF this is YOU, Check your WP email address for introductory email (see above).
Check your spam mail, IF you did not receive introductory email.

Uploading Assessments/Assignments to your Portfolio/Table of Contents (TOC)

1. Access Assigned Coursework (ONLY if using Chalk & Wire login screen)

This lesson will walk you through the process of accessing assigned coursework. Your institution may require you to use a portfolio or an instructor-created assignment to submit your work.

If you are unsure of which option to use, please contact your instructor or local Chalk & Wire Administrator.

Step 1: Access My Portfolios

Step 1: Access My Portfolios

1. Click on the Main Menu Icon.

2. Click on the My Coursework option.

Existing portfolios are also accessible directly from your Dashboard under the Portfolios tab.

Step 2: Select your Submission Method

On the My Coursework screen you will have two options available to you for submitting work: Portfolios and Assignments.

2. Add Content

Step 1: Select the Portfolio/Assignment Page

Step 4: Add Content to Your Portfolio

1. Using the Table of Contents on the left side of your screen, click to select the appropriate page for your course/assignment.

 

Step 2: Click on the Add Content Menu

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.

Step 3: Select your Method for Adding Content

3. Submit Work

Simply adding content to your portfolio or assignment does not grant your instructor access to it for assessment. In order to complete this process, you must actually submit your work. In this lesson you will learn how to submit your work, and how to select the instructor to whom it should be submitted.

Step 1: Submit your Work

Once you have updated your work, the Submit button will become enabled.

1. Click on the green Submit button.

Step 2: Enter Name of Assessor(s)

If you are making a submission as part of a Resubmission Request, you will not need to enter the name of your Assessor. The submission will be automatically sent to the original Assessor.

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.

Step 3: Review Submission

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.

New Assessor Information

Below is a link to a QuickStart Guide that contains information on how to navigate ChalkandWire as an assessor. It also contains information on how to assess and view student submissions.

/coe/QuickStart_Guide_for_Assessors.pdf

Renewal accounts

Renewal accounts are for Teacher Candidate/Candidate whose C&W accounts have expired. If your account has expired, the system will alert you when you log in. Accounts can only be renewed on the actual date of expiration.
IF this is YOU, Email Dena Silver at silverd@wpunj.edu on the actual date of expiration. 

Creating your portfolio

Once you have your account set-up, you need to create a portfolio. Begin by logging into C&W and clicking:

Once you are on your home page:

Go to menu (upper left three lines)
Go to work
Go to my coursework
On this screen, CLICK the blue button that reads “New Portfolio”.

This portfolio will house your program/Table of Contents.

A pop-up box will appear. In this box where it states “Name”, enter your last name, first name, and the name of your program. For example: Tutela Joelle Secondary Social Studies.

There is a blue hyperlink, “Can’t find your table of contents?”

Click on the link.
Select Department
Select the Department you are in
Select Table of Contents
Select the program you are in
Click create

You will then be redirected to your portfolio page that will display your program/Table of Contents menu along with a list of assessments required for the completion of your program.

NOTE: You will need to create a Portfolio for each program you are in. These programs can include: Teacher with Disabilities (TSD), Bi-lingual, ESL, etc.

Launching your Professional Dispositions Assessment (PDA) and Professional Dispositions Self-Assessment (PDSA)

When your professor requires that you launch a Professional Disposition Assessment or complete a Professional Dispositions Self-Assessment, you will need to begin by logging into C&W and clicking:

Click the Professional Dispositions Assessment or Professional Dispositions Self-Assessment listed under your Table of Contents.
Click Add Content
Click Text Block
Click Insert Content Here
Type “Please Assess My Professional Dispositions”. Although you are not uploading anything, this step is necessary in order to launch/generate the rubric that your professor will use to assess you or the rubric you will use to assess yourself. Lauching works like an email, if you do not include text in the body of the email, the email will not be sent. The same idea works when launching a PDA or PDSA. If you do not put anything in the text block area, the rubric cannot lauch to your professor or to you.
Click Save
Click Close

Check right hand side of screen for a green box with a check mark and the word SUBMIT. Click this box. The next screen prompts the candidate to select the correct PDA or PDSA. Many PDA and PDSAs are done in every course. This area may ask you to select the PDA or PDSA associated with a particular course, if you are completing a PDA or PDSA in multiple courses. If applicable, click the PDA or PDSA that is associated with your course and then click continue. Once you click continue, you will be prompted to enter the instructor’s name. Candidates should begin typing the instructor’s name and then click on the instructor’s name once it appears in blue. The instructor’s name then appears with a check mark in front of it so candidates know they have selected the correct instructor. Click SUBMIT.

Note:
For the Professional Dispositions Assessment (instructor version) a confirmation page appears letting the candidate know that an email was sent to the course instructor to complete the PDA.

For the Professional Dispositions Self-Assessment the candidate will be redirected to an online rubric in order to self-assess himself or herself.

The course instructor will receive an email from the candidate and should assess the candidate using the PDA rubric. The instructor will also be able to view the candidate’s self-assessment. Instructors may also see pending assessments on their dashboard under ASSESSMENTS.

ChalkandWire questions?
Please contact Dena Silver silverd@wpunj.edu