What is Chalk and Wire?
Chalk and Wire is a password protected, electronic portfolio system used throughout programs in the UCA College of Education.
Chalk and Wire has two purposes. First, it allows you as a student to store your work in a professional, electronic portfolio you can download and share with potential employers at the end of your program. This portfolio can be provided to interviewers as a marketing tool to showcase your educational and technological proficiencies. Second, it allows the UCA College of Education to gather data on identified “key assessments” allowing us to analyze our programs and make changes that benefit you.
Some College of Education courses/professors will use a bridge between Blackboard & Chalk and Wire so that you only need to log into one system to submit work and view grades. Once you click on a Chalk and Wire assignment (identified by the C&W logo) within Blackboard, you will upload your assignment, identify your assessor (instructor), and submit.
Students enrolled in courses not using the Blackboard pass-through functionality to Chalk and Wire will need to access Chalk and Wire directly at http://www.chalkandwire.com/uca. From there, you will create a portfolio based on your program area and select your assignment or course. Then you will upload your assignment, identify your assessor (instructor), and submit.
Please do not let the technology frustrate you. There are resources and people available to support you. Don’t hesitate to call or email the TLC Help Desk.
How do I get access to Chalk and Wire?
If your course requires one or more assignments to be submitted through Chalk and Wire, you will need to purchase an access code from the UCA Bookstore. You can view pricing and subscription length on the UCA Bookstore’s website.
If you have never had a Chalk and Wire account at UCA before, you will need to purchase a NEW SUBSCRIPTION CODE. If you have had a Chalk and Wire account in the past at UCA, you should purchase a RENEWAL SUBSCRIPTION CODE. If you’re unsure of your account status or credentials, please contact the TLC Help Desk.
Who do I contact for assistance with Chalk and Wire?
Please contact the Technology Learning Center Help Desk by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (501) 450-3400 for assistance. We are open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We can also make an appointment with you after hours if needed.
For immediate after hours support with Chalk and Wire, you can contact Chalk and Wire Support by telephone at 1-866-949-6800 (toll-free), email at email@example.com, or on Twitter at @ChalkSupport. Chalk and Wire Support is available 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM weekdays, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM weekends.