Teaching and Learning Tools
Chalk & Wire FAQs
You will need to purchase an activation code from the UW-Superior Bookstore. They come in 1 year, 2 year or 3 year subscriptions.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
Acceptable formats include: BMP (Bitmap), GIF (Graphics Interchange Format), JPG/JPeg (Joint Photographic Experts Group), and PSD (Photoshop).
Acceptable formats include: HTM/HTML (HyperText Markup Language)
There should be a link at the bottom of a portfolio page, called "Add Page".
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 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.
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 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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