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Chalk & Wire Terminology


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Chalk & Wire Terminology

Activation Code - a 9 digit number purchased from the 'Jacket Book and Supply in 1 yr, 2 yr, or 3 yr subscriptions.

Artifacts - files that are uploaded into your Artifacts for use in your portfolio.  Some file formats that you are able to upload: avi, bmp, doc, gif, htm, html, jpg, mov, mp3, mpeg, mpg, pdf, ppt, psd, rtf, txt, wav, wma, wmv, wps, xls, zip.

Artifact Library - a central storage location for uploaded files (artifacts) that can be organized using folders.  You can add folders and artifacts, upload Zip of artifacts, and add URLs on this page as well as maintain and search your existing artifacts.

Assessment - this is different from Share (your Portfolio), when you submit your portfolio, your instructors will critic your portfolio and offer comments on whether the pages meet the department's requirements and standards.  Rubrics for assessment have been created by each department to be used for this.  

Breadcrumb Link - navigation links located under the banner and above the text on most pages.  Breadcrumb links can be used to list requirements and artifacts by your department.
 
Dashboard - the first screen you see after logging into the system, it will have: for students - portfolio progress, and news; for assessors - portfolio progress, news, and rubric progress.

Image Gallery - Chalk & Wire have included some preloaded images and you can upload personal images.  When uploading images, be aware of what is copyrighted material and laws of using them.

Keywords - descriptive words used for searches.  When uploading an artifact include keywords to be able to search for those artifacts easier.

My Results - after you have submitted your portfolio for assessments, this page will show the assessors' progress and any comments your instructors have made about your portfolio.

Page Information - some items that can be found in this area are submitted assessments, related standards, rubrics for assessment, and shared portfolio URLs.

Portfolio - a collection of pages and documents that highlight your education and experiences.  This may include samples of art work, lesson plans, reflections, etc.

Rubrics for Assessment - the criteria that each department has created within Chalk & Wire to be used to critic your portfolios.

Share (Your Portfolio) - this is different from Submit Page (for Assessment), when you share your portfolio, you are allowing others (instructors, peers, current/future employers, etc.) to view your portfolio contents.  

Submit Page (for Assessment) - this is different from Share (your Portfolio), when you submit your portfolio, your instructors will critic your portfolio and offer comments on whether the pages meet the department's requirements and standards.  Rubrics for assessment have been created by each department to be used for this.  

Subscription Renewal Code - the University Bookstore carries subscription renewal codes for those who already have an account in Chalk & Wire and need to extend the time their portfolio is active.

Table of Contents (TOC) - a list of pages within your portfolio.  Some departments have included their requirements as pages in the table of contents.


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