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STUDENT REGISTRATION

The absolute first step is to purchase your license code from the University Bookstore.  Once that is done, complete the following steps.

 

  1. To register, you must have the card you received from the University Bookstore when you purchased your registration code.  Your code should be on the back of the card and contain a string of alphanumeric characters (letters and numbers).
  2. With your registration code handy, follow this link.
  3. identify register buttonOn the next screen, find the green Enter button. Below that button is a REGISTER link.  Click that link to register as a new user.









  4. identify register buttonThe Subscription Code entry on the next screen is where you enter the code from the back of your card. It is a required field.









  5. identify register buttonThe other information is fairly straightforward but the EMAIL entry is particularly important.  You MUST enter the same email that is used and logged in the Blackboard system.  Unless you have changed it manually, the email address on file for Blackboard will be your USC @email.sc.edu address.  When the email addresses match, the two systems will interact as they should.





  6. The final field is the Student/Employee Number field.  You should leave this field blank.
  7. identify register buttonWhen all the required fields are filled, click the REGISTER button.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

NOTE:  All Teacher Education licensure programs require an active account through the final semester.  Keep this in mind when choosing your account type when purchasing.

 

Account Type Cost
1-year OR Renewal Code $65.70
2-year $110.00
3-year $125.00
4-year + 1 year free
$141.45

STUDENT TUTORIALS

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Submit an Assignment Through Blackboard

When a class you are taking has a Key Assessment Assignment for College of Education certification or accreditation, you will be required to submit your assignment to Chalk & Wire.  Below is the process you should follow.

  1. Click menu buttonLog in to Blackboard.








  2. Click menu buttonIn the My Courses area click the course that contains the assignment you wish to submit.








  3. Click menu buttonClick the Assignments link in the left navigation bar.








  4. Click menu buttonFind the title of the assignment (such as “Homework 1” or “Final Portfolio”) and click it to begin the submission process.








  5. Click menu buttonYou are now in the online space for that assignment and should see the assignment title in the garnet bar.







  6. Click menu buttonClick the Add Content drop-down option then click the Upload New File title.








  7. Click menu buttonClick the green Add Files button and use the resulting navigation window to find the file you wish to submit.  Once you have selected the file to submit, click the Choose button in the bottom right of the navigation window.







  8. You have now identified what file you wish to upload, but must click the blue Start button to actually upload the file.
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  9. When the file has uploaded, you will see Saved to File Library on the left, the name of file you uploaded in the middle, and a checkmark on the right.  Click the Close button in the upper right of the window.
    Click menu button





  10. The name of the file is now in blue with a cog icon to the left.  The final steps begin with clicking the green SUBMIT button
    Click menu button












  11. Some of your assignments may be reviewed by multiple assessors.  This screen allows you to list the assessors who should have access to your assignment.  Often, it will simply be your professor.

    Begin to type in the name of the assessor for the assignment as provided by your professor.  As you begin to type, the name should autofill.  You can select the assessor’s name, and add another assessor if necessary. NOTE:  the status indicator will read SUBMITTED and turn green when the process is completed.  Click the blue Submit button to continue.  
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  12. Your submission is completed.  The green bar indicating the successful submission is your key and you can now log out of Blackboard.
    Click menu button









Submit an Assignment  Within Chalk & Wire

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When a class you are taking has a Key Assessment Assignment for College of Education certification or accreditation, or your professor has decided to use Chalk & Wire for class assignments, you will be required to submit your assignment to Chalk & Wire.  Below is the process you should follow if your professor is not using Blackboard for assignment submission..

  1. identify register buttonGo to this address to log in to Chalk & Wire:  https://ep.chalkandwire.com/ep2_sc/login.aspx?cus=388.  Be certain to use the User ID and Password that you created when you registered your subscription code.








  2. Click menu buttonClick on the Menu text and icon in the dark grey vertical bar to the left of your screen.








  3. Click menu buttonNow click the Work link and then the My Coursework link.








  4. Click menu buttonClick the blue New Portfolio button to the right of the window and just below the garnet horizontal title bar.








  5. Be CERTAIN to give your portfolio a name that will easily reflect the class and/or assignments that you will be submitting.  The course name would be a good choice.

  6. Click menu buttonFrom the Table of Contents drop-down menu, select the Table of Contents that represents the class you are in and for which you will be submitting assignments.  It is most likely the name or number of your course.




  7. Click the Create button.

    You have now created the space that will allow you to submit your documentation and/or assignments.  Now we will run through the steps for actually submitting an assignment through this new space.


  8. When you clicked the Create button, you created a work space that contains an outline of the assignments that must be submitted for this course or program.
    Click menu button





  9. To submit an assignment, click the appropriate assignment name in the outline to the left of your window.
    Click menu button





  10. A new Chalk & Wire window will slide open with an Add Content button.  Click the Add Content button and you will see multiple options in a drop down window:  Text Block, Add File, and Journal Entries.  Your assignment type suggested by your professor will determine which of the three you select.
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  11. Click menu buttonOnce you click the type of entry you need, an Insert Content Here link will appear.  Click that link and you will have the options to type text directly into the page (for Text Block and Journal Entries) or to upload a file.  The following instructions continue with the Add File options.




















  12. Click menu buttonYou can add your file to the upload queue one of two ways:  you can use your mouse to drag the file over the dotted line area of the page or click the green Add Files button.  Clicking the green Add Files button brings up a standard file system browser so that you can find the file you need, select it, and add it for upload.
















  13. Click menu buttonWhen your file shows up on the screen with a blue Start button beside it, click the blue Start button to upload the file to Chalk & Wire.





  14. Click menu buttonIf the blue Start button has been replaced by a check mark, your file has been uploaded.





  15. Click menu buttonYou can now click the Close button in the top right corner of the upload screen to get back to the submission page.








  16. Click menu buttonYou have now uploaded your document, but you have not submitted that document for review.  To do that, click the green SUBMIT button to the right of the window.








  17. Some of your assignments may be reviewed by multiple assessors.  This screen allows you to list the assessors who should have access to your assignment.  Often, it will simply be your professor.

    Begin to type in the name of the assessor for the assignment as provided by your professor.  As you begin to type, the name should autofill.  You can select the assessor’s name, and add another assessor if necessary. NOTE:  the status indicator will read SUBMITTED and turn green when the process is completed.  Click the blue Submit button to continue. 



  18. A green bar and green SUBMITTED indicator shows that everything has been properly submitted.



  19. Click the Return button in the garnet navigation bar



  20. Then click the TABLE OF CONTENTS link in the garnet navigation bar



  21. You are now back to the portfolio you created.  You can add another assignment or log out of the system.



Submit my TB and SLED Results

Once instructed by your advisor or program faculty, follow the instructions below for proper submission of the Directed Teaching Application..

  1. Sign into the Chalk & Wire website with the ID and password you used when registering your C&W code.
    identify register button









  2. Click menu buttonClick on the Menu text and icon in the dark grey vertical bar to the left of your screen.








  3. Click menu buttonNow click the Work link and then the My Coursework link.








  4. Click menu buttonClick the blue New Portfolio button to the right of the window and just below the garnet horizontal title bar.







  5. Click menu buttonFrom the Table of Contents drop-down menu, select “Teacher Education Profile”.  Then name the new portfolio “CoE Student Profile”.





  6. Click the Create button.

    You have created the space that will allow you to submit your documentation.  Now we will run through the steps for actually submitting the TB test document.

  7. Click menu buttonClick the TB Test link as shown in the image to the right.








  8. Click menu buttonThe first thing you must do is select an area on the page to upload your test or check.  To do that, click the Insert Content Here section of the page.  Then, click the Add Content drop-down button and select Add File from the available options.








  9. Click menu buttonYou can add your TB Test file to the upload queue one of two ways:  you can use your mouse to drag the file over the dotted line area of the page or click the green Add Files button.  Clicking the green Add Files button brings up a standard file system browser so that you can find the file you need, select it, and add it for upload.




  10. Click menu buttonWhen your TB Test file shows up on the screen with a blue Start button beside it, click the blue Start button to upload the file to Chalk & Wire.


  11. Click menu buttonIf the blue Start button has been replaced by a check mark, your file has been uploaded.




  12. Click menu buttonYou can now click the Close button in the top right corner of the upload screen to get back to the submission page.








  13. Click menu buttonYou have now uploaded the TB Test document, but you have not submitted that document for review.  To do that, click the green SUBMIT button to the right of the window.







  14. Click menu buttonClick the blue Submit button.






  15. Click menu buttonA green bar and green SUBMITTED indicator shows that everything has been properly submitted.








  16. Click menu buttonClick the Return button in the garnet navigation bar.








  17. Click menu buttonThen click the TABLE OF CONTENTS link in the garnet navigation bar.







    You are now back to the portfolio you created and can repeat the above process, starting at step 7, for submission of the SLED background check documentation.



Apply to the Professional Program in Education

Once instructed by your advisor or program faculty, follow the instructions below for proper submission of the Professional Program in Education Application.

  1. Sign into the Chalk & Wire website with the ID and password you used when registering your C&W code.
    identify register button









  2. Click menu buttonClick on the Menu text and icon in the dark grey vertical bar to the left of your screen.








  3. Click menu buttonNow click the Work link and then the My Coursework link.









    If you HAVE NOT submitted TB and SLED results in Chalk & Wire in the past, refer to the following instructions.  If you HAVE submitted TB and/or SLED results in the past, jump to step 8.


  4. Click menu buttonClick the blue New Portfolio button to the right of the window and just below the garnet horizontal title bar.







  5. Click menu buttonFrom the Table of Contents drop-down menu, select “Teacher Education Profile”.  Then name the new portfolio “CoE Student Profile”.

  6. Click the Create button.

  7. Jump to Step 9




    Those who HAVE submitted TB and/or SLED results pick up here

  8. Click menu buttonClick on the "COE Student Profile" text and select Edit Portfolio.











    Those who HAVE NOT submitted TB and/or SLED results pick up here.  Those who HAVE submitted TB and SLED results also continue here.


  9. Click menu buttonClick the Professional Program Application link as shown in the image to the right.  Then click the blue "Form Professional Program in Education Application" link.







  10. Click menu buttonComplete the entire form, selecting Save at the end.






  11. Click menu buttonYou have now completed the professional program application, but you have not submitted the application for review.  To do that, scroll to the top of the window and click the green SUBMIT button located in the top right of the window.






  12. Click menu buttonA green bar and green SUBMITTED indicator shows that everything has been properly submitted.








  13. Click menu buttonClick the Table of Contents link in the garnet navigation bar to return to your portfolio.







  14. Click menu buttonThe Professional Program ApplicationApplication link in your portfolio should now show a green dot to indicate a completed element of the portfolio.



    Congratulations on your submission!


Apply for a Directed Teaching Position / Internship

Once instructed by your advisor or program faculty, follow the instructions below for proper submission of the Directed Teaching Application.

  1. Sign into the Chalk & Wire website with the ID and password you used when registering your C&W code.
    identify register button









  2. Click menu buttonClick on the Menu text and icon in the dark grey vertical bar to the left of your screen.








  3. Click menu buttonNow click the Work link and then the My Coursework link.









    If you HAVE NOT submitted TB and SLED results in Chalk & Wire in the past, refer to the following instructions.  If you HAVE submitted TB and/or SLED results in the past, jump to step 8.


  4. Click menu buttonClick the blue New Portfolio button to the right of the window and just below the garnet horizontal title bar.







  5. Click menu buttonFrom the Table of Contents drop-down menu, select “Teacher Education Profile”.  Then name the new portfolio “CoE Student Profile”.

  6. Click the Create button.

  7. Jump to Step 9




    Those who HAVE submitted TB and/or SLED results pick up here

  8. Click menu buttonClick on the "COE Student Profile" text and select Edit Portfolio.











    Those who HAVE NOT submitted TB and/or SLED results pick up here.  Those who HAVE submitted TB and SLED results also continue here.


  9. Click menu buttonClick the Internship Application link as shown in the image to the right.  Then click the blue "Form Directed Teaching Application" link.







  10. Click menu buttonComplete the entire form, selecting Save at the end.






  11. Click menu buttonYou have now completed the professional program application, but you have not submitted the application for review.  To do that, scroll to the top of the window and click the green SUBMIT button located in the top right of the window.






  12. Click menu buttonA green bar and green SUBMITTED indicator shows that everything has been properly submitted.








  13. Click menu buttonClick the Table of Contents link in the garnet navigation bar to return to your portfolio.







  14. Click menu buttonThe Internship Application link in your portfolio should now show a green dot to indicate a completed element of the portfolio.



    Congratulations on your submission!

Plan an ePortfolio

ePortfolios may be used for more than just course work. Through Chalk & Wire you have the ability to create unique and individualized ePortfolios for many purposes such as job search, admission to graduate school, and organizing work samples.  You can have any number of ePortfolios, but they all have one characteristic in common:  they must be well organized to be effective.

  1. In Chalk & Wire, an ePortfolio is a collection of text, images, audio, and/or video that tells a story or provides a specific type of information for others to view or see.  This is represented in the program as an outline of pages, called a Table of Contents, that you can edit.  The following instructions, and the next tutorial, will use these concepts as you plan and then build your ePortfolio.
  2. Take a moment to consider why you are creating your ePortfolio:   What is the goal of the document (class assignment; job interview; graduate school application; etc)?  Who is going to view it (instructors, future employers, admissions committees, etc.)?  As you can create as many portfolios as you desire, making a specific portfolio for a specific purpose or person is recommended.

  3. Pausing to think about the purpose of the ePortfolio will assist in organizing your content and presenting your material in a way that is clear and consistent with your goals.
  4. Be intentional with the order and organization of your material. This is where creating your outline in the form of your Table of Contents may be helpful.
  5. Include material that you feel best represents your ability, skill, and accomplishments.
  6. Create the outline/Table of Contents first, then fill in with supporting documents and material. You can always edit and move information later.
  7. As you move through your ePortfolio, periodically step back and review it from the perspective of someone who does not know you or your work.

    • “Does this accurately portray what I want it to?”
    • “Does it make sense?”
    • “Do the pictures, video, audio, etc. support or enhance the purpose of the ePortfolio?”  If they do not, you should seriously consider removing them from the portfolio.
  8. Finally, have a trusted friend, instructor, or mentor review the portfolio before making it available to others.  Be sure that the person reviewing the portfolio knows the goal and the audience of your project.

 

 

Build an ePortfolio

  1. Sign into the Chalk & Wire website with your USC email and password you used when registering your C&W code
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  2. Click menu buttonOnce logged in, you will see your Dashboard. From there click the ‘Menu’ button on the left side of your screen







  3. Click menu buttonFrom the list of options that appears, click “Work”








  4. Click menu buttonThen click “My Coursework”








  5. Click menu buttonYou will land on a page where your portfolios will appear. To create a new portfolio, click “New Portfolio”







  6. Click menu buttonChoose a name for your portfolio (i.e. Jessica Smith’s eResume).








  7. Click menu buttonUnder the ‘Table of Contents’ drop down, select ‘Customizable Table of Contents’. This will allow you to customize your table of contents (see steps #9-12).  Next, click the “Create” button:  this will take you to you new ePortfolio design page




  8. Click menu buttonClick “Enable Table of Contents Edit Mode” to begin developing your outline








  9. Click menu buttonSelect the page icon with the word “Home” beside it.  You will then see the “+Add” button appear. This will allow you to add sections or pages to your portfolio.







  10. Click menu buttonTo add subsections to your page/section, highlight and click on the section you wish to edit. From here you will have the ability to rename or delete the page, as well as add subsections. Note: the outline of your portfolio may be edited throughout the process






  11. Click menu buttonOnce you have created your outline, click “Done Editing”. You will see your table of contents and are now able to add content to each page








  12. Click menu buttonAt any time, you can save and return to your ePortfolio; myou may return to your work via the "Portfolios" tab near the top of your Dashboard page.

Add pictures, audio, and video to an ePortfolio

Coming Fall 2016


What is Chalk and Wire?

Chalk and Wire is a web based e-portfolio and assessment system required for all students in the College of Education. When a student purchases a license code for Chalk & Wire from the University Bookstore, he or she will receive a card with the license code and the web address for registering the code. A license is valid for up to five (5) years, depending on the type of account purchased, giving you ample opportunity to take advantage of the package.

Why is Chalk and Wire required?

The College of Education takes its mission of preparing students to become exceptional teachers very seriously. To that end, we have identified Chalk & Wire as being an excellent tool to assess critical competencies identified by the College, the state of South Carolina, and national accrediting agencies such as the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

How does Chalk and Wire work?

Many classes in the College of Education have key assessment assignments.  A Key Assessment is a program requirement that measures specific outcomes or standards, as defined by the program's professional association, usually in the form of a course assignment. Collectively, Key Assessments are used to demonstrate overall student performance across the program. Because these Key Assessments allow students to demonstrate their experience and expertise, they will form the basis of the professional portfolio created through Chalk & Wire.

Can I create other portfolios?

Yes, in fact, we encourage you to do so. One of the major benefits for students is being able to create portfolios of text, graphics, and videos for the job market. Imagine taking key elements from your academic studies and putting them together to create a targeted portfolio for a specific job or career. You could have multiple portfolios highlighting your accomplishments in different ways for different perspective employers.

E-portfolios sound complicated. Can I do that?

It probably sounds more complicated than it really is. The good news is that the College of Education takes this very seriously and will provide training sessions, webinars, online tutorials, and other forms of support to assist you. Be on the lookout for announcements!