Technology Resources

The Technology Learning Center seeks to provide students, faculty, and staff with resources on current technology used both inside and outside education.

For additional technology support or suggestions for technology resources, please contact the TLC Help Desk at
(501) 450-3400 or

Support for Blackboard is provided by the Department of Information Technology (IT). Please visit the following links on the IT webpage for support, or contact the IT Help Desk at (501) 450-3107.

Blackboard IT Resources
IDC Resources


Chalk & Wire

Chalk and Wire

The College of Education is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). In order to demonstrate accreditation requirements, the Professional Education Unit (PEU) must provide evidence that all candidates meet basic competencies in their fields of study. These competencies are demonstrated through key assessments completed in each program. Chalk and Wire ( ) is the online system through which key assessments are collected, evaluated, and stored for analysis and accreditation purposes. Candidates will purchase a subscription to Chalk and Wire as indicated by their professors.

Chalk and Wire subscription codes can be purchased through The UCA Bookstore.

For assistance, please contact the Technology Learning Center Help Desk by e-mail at or by phone at (501) 450-3400.


Please visit the Chalk and Wire Help Site for instructions on a huge array of topics, such as:

  • Register for an account
  • Create a portfolio
  • Submit work to an assessor
  • Withdraw an assignment
  • Reviewing results
  • Videos
  • FAQ
  • + much more!

Guides for Students

Video Guide - Typical Student Use and Workflow

Registering Your Account

Opening Chalk and Wire

Creating a Portfolio

Viewing Instruction and Resources

Adding Content Through a Text Block

Adding Content Through Upload Artifact

Submitting an Assignment

Withdrawing an Assignment

Viewing Assignment Score/Grade

Accessing Annotations made by Instructors

Viewing Rubrics

Complete Chalk and Wire Guide

Assessment Guides -- Faculty/Assessors ONLY

'Quick Start' Guide for Assessors

Video Guide - Typical Assessor Use and Workflow

How To Change Assessment Time Horizon

How To Set Up Collaborative Assignments

How To Edit a Table of Contents (Portfolio)

Guide to Creating & Editing Assessment Instruments



SMART Board Training and Resources

SMART Software Downloads

SMART Exchange - Resources for Teachers

The computers in the TLC computer lab are loaded with SMART Board Notebook software for student use. Faculty members should contact the TLC Help Desk to install SMART Board Notebook software on their computers.