Chalk and Wire

What is Chalk & Wire?

Chalk & Wire is a web based e-portfolio system required for most students (depending on major program of study) in the College of Education. Using Chalk & Wire, our candidates can build an unlimited number of showcase or career-search portfolios.  Portfolios can demonstrate a single skill or multiple skills. They can showcase a collection of artifacts that reveal a variety of accomplishments, as well as display how assignments have been fulfilled. They can also reveal their reflections on assessments and benchmark performance tasks required throughout the candidates academic and working career.

The New York State Department of Education and the Council for the Accreditation (CAEP) now require all accredited programs to document individual candidate performance based on state and national standards. Chalk & Wire e-portfolio will document the candidate's performance on course assignments aligned with these standards. Assignment requirements are identified in the course syllabus.  

Candidates will automatically be enrolled to Chalk and Wire within the first couple weeks of their starting semester/program.  An automated welcome email will be received in their student email account when this occurs.  Candidates can access Chalk and Wire using their Purple Pass credentials.  A small fee will be placed directly onto the candidate’s tuition statement for use of the system.  Students who do not receive the welcome email should contact the on campus Chalk and Wire school administrator.

Chalk & Wire interfaces with Canvas. Candidates must log in to Canvas to access Chalk & Wire from the menu bar.  Students will need to setup a portfolio in order to see the courses listed under their program of study.  This can be accomplished by going to the portfolio tab and selecting the “new portfolio” button located near the top of the section and selecting from the dropdown menu the portfolio that is for their program of study.  Once added, students will be able to select their course(s) and upload assignment(s) and send to their professors.  When an assignment is submitted, Chalk & Wire will notify the instructor that the assignment is ready to be assessed. The instructor will assess the assignment using the program rubric (as outlined in the course syllabus) and candidates will see results when available.  At the completion of the program candidates will have a complete portfolio of key assignments that document their professional growth.

The Quick Start Guide will aid students in the formatting of their Chalk & Wire e-portfolio, submitting assignments, and checking results of assignments submitted.  For further assistance, please contact your Chalk and Wire administrator on Campus.