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Chalk & Wire FAQs

Your UW-Superior Chalk & Wire Account Top of Page

Where can I purchase the UW-Superior Chalk & Wire account?

You will need to purchase an activation code from the UW-Superior Bookstore.  They come in 1 year, 2 year or 3 year subscriptions.

When I log into my account, it says that it has expired.  What do I do now?

You will need to purchase a renewal subscription from the UW-Superior Bookstore.  Once you have the renewal code, log back into Chalk & Wire and enter the code number in the text field provided on that screen. (See image)  

Note:  If you do not get the renewal subscription code and get a code to start a new account, it will not allow you access to your old account, but think you are a new subscriber.

How do I know what Table of Content to use when I set up my portfolio?

That is something you will need to ask the instructor or department who required you to get a portfolio.  Counseling Professions, Education Administration, Health & Human Performance, Library Science, and Teacher Education all have created Table of Contents (TOC) with their department requirements incorporated in the design.

Your ePortfolio Top of Page

What types of files can I upload into my ePortfolio?

There is a 10MB maximum file upload per file with a 500MB storage capacity for each portfolio.  Because of this limit, some file formats might be better to use than others.

Document Files

Acceptable formats include: DOC (Microsoft Word), PDF (Portable Document Format), PPT (PowerPoint), RTF (Rich Text Format), TXT (Text file), WPS (Microsoft Works), XLS (Microsoft Excel), and ZIP (Windows Data Compression files).

Audio/Video files 

Acceptable formats include: AVI (Audio Video Interleave), MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3), MOV (Quick Time), WAV (Waveform Audio Format), and WMV (Window Media Video). 

Image Files

Acceptable formats include: BMP (Bitmap), GIF (Graphics Interchange Format), JPG/JPeg (Joint Photographic Experts Group), and PSD (Photoshop).

Web Page Files

Acceptable formats include: HTM/HTML (HyperText Markup Language)

I need to add a page to my portfolio, how do I do that?

There should be a link at the bottom of a portfolio page, called "Add Page".

Your Artifact Library Top of Page

I can't keep track of my supporting documents.  How can I organize my artifacts?

By using the Artifact Library, you can organize your supporting documents by folder. You can create folders for each competency or by type of document (Word/Works, PDFs, Video, etc). 

Sharing Your Portfolio Top of Page

What is the difference between sharing my portfolio and submitting it for assessment?

Sharing your portfolio is so you can allow others to view your portfolio, you can allow friends, mentors, co-workers, employers, etc. see your portfolio. Submitting your portfolio for assessment is to your instructor for them to critic your documentation.

Downloading Your Portfolio Top of Page

Why doesn't my portfolio look like it did online after I downloaded it?

When you download your portfolio, you are exporting the compressed portfolio files (HTML, Doc, PDF, etc), you will need to extract all the files in order to view them.  You will probably notice that the links are not functioning as you might have expected them to, for example they do not bring you to supporting documents.  If you need them to behave like hyperlinks, you will need to "host" your portfolio online.  

If you know you need will need to show your portfolio to  attend graduate school or to potential employers, you might want to purchase a renewal code from the UW-Superior Bookstore as an alternative to downloading the portfolio and burning CD/DVD copies to distribute.

Submitting Your Portfolio for Assessment Top of Page

What is the difference between submitting my portfolio for assessment and sharing it?

Submitting your portfolio for assessment is to your instructor for them to critic your documentation. Sharing your portfolio is so you can allow others to view your portfolio, you can allow friends, mentors, co-workers, employers, etc. see your portfolio.


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