By Chalk & Wire on Tuesday, July 29, 2014

First announced at our annual user conference in June, we are pleased to officially release our biggest platform enhancement yet —including a first-of-its-kind mobile assessment platform.

As higher education faculty and students rely more heavily on mobile devices for academic work, Chalk & Wire announced today the latest enhancements of its higher education assessment platform including full-scale mobile device optimization.

Chalk & Wire users, including those logging in via one of Chalk & Wire’s Learning Management System (LMS) partners, can now work on their accreditation reporting, assessments, ePortfolio, fieldwork and performance analysis from any mobile platform.
Additionally, CoreValidity™ methods, which help institutions design sound and systematic assessment platforms, are now built directly into the software. This helps further drive alignment between faculty and leadership through a unified assessment language and raises inter-rater reliability of assessors earlier in the process.

“This latest release takes the key aspects of CoreValidity™ and embeds them into the heart of the Chalk & Wire software suite, helping institutions demonstrate student learning as a specific result of instruction,” said Geoff Irvine, CEO of Chalk & Wire. “Our assessment platform harnesses and adapts any learning outcome and automatically and transparently drives it down to the already planned evaluation of student competency. This helps to organically promote a common assessment language across campus for increased reliability and consistency.”

Other new features include:

  • A new rubric development tool to help automatically set up the basis for valid rubrics across campus/departments; Improvements to LMS integration that make it easier for faculty to collect both competency assessments as well as grades for an assignment at the same time;
  • Natural workflows with simplified drag and drop additions for users building ePortfolios on small screens;
  • Cloud storage access for Apple devices so that users can get to their synchronized files from anywhere;
  • Enhanced support efforts with an advanced Help Overlay system;
  • Unique enterprise interoperability with new support by both Banner™ and PeopleSoft™; and
  • Assurance of ADA compliance.

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