Full support is provided for the upload and conversion of video and audio to streaming formats to enhance and speed up authoring and review process.
Share portfolios as a whole or in parts with a variety of internal and external reviewers. Share via email, through Facebook™, Linkedin™ or Twitter™. Import and reuse portfolio pages and sections across multiple representations, including career search portfolios.
Upload files as big as a gigabyte (this can be limited by the local institution). In addition, portfolios can be downloaded and saved locally or to an external drive, disc or external website environment. Expired accounts remain housed on our secure servers and may be reactivated years later.
Use TOCs as templates for defining portfolio structures. Provide learners with instructions, questions, attached resources and linked assessment instruments and standards. Instructors can create their own assignments outside of a portfolio structure with custom instructions, or choose centrally developed assignment templates and rubrics to assure data alignment.
Chalk & Wire allows for the assessment of portfolio pages, manual assessment of student work not captured in the portfolio, as well as offline assessment that can be uploaded to the system at a later date. Rules for anonymity, load and randomness can also be applied.
Text and audio comments can be applied directly to student submitted text, audio and video artifacts. Comment on whole video artifacts or specific video frames to provide relevant feedback quickly and easily.
Escalation based on student performance automates remedial actions such as reassessment of marginal performances, as well as committee assessments.
View and examine all the assessments that have been completed, are in-progress, or are pending.
A wide range of question types are provided from type-in-text to ranged choices, response grids, multiple and single choice questions. Branched question threads are also supported. Learner data (test scores, normed exam results, demographics) can be easily imported into Chalk & Wire for use in reports.
Easily deploy program evaluations as part of a capstone portfolio, ensuring 100% completion rates.
Use this data to perform action research by filtering results against learner assessment scores.
This can help support work integrated learning activities such as journals and counting experience hours.
Add or remove variables to instantly redraw the report to test hypotheses. Order and re-order tables with one click. Drill down from the instrument report view to see criteria, linked standards, constituent work samples, and a full range of other information related to each report. Save reports for later use in documentation as well as embedding within portfolios for circulation, comment and publication.
Use our Chi Square calculator and simulator tools to test for significance. Compare rubrics and assessments for evidence of predictive validity, as well as summative scores with internal holistic assessments to see if there is any correlation. Test for data validity and agreement using our Correlation Matrix and Cluster Analysis tools.
Leveraging legacy data you already have makes it easy to hit the ground running and ramp up your assessment system over time.
Pre-built reports can suggest what actions you could take to correct any problems however they may arise.
Author report narratives collaboratively in workspaces. Develop work samples to securely present to anyone in the world. Use them with accreditation teams, or prospective employers.
Team members can check documents and artifacts in and out to control editing and versioning. While being edited externally, the file remains locked in the Chalk & Wire system. Once checked in, the new version is presented alongside the older one.
Set up, manage, participate and follow discussions that address issues related to the work.
See daily roll-ups of completed work. Generate histories of each person’s involvement over the life of the project. Track and follow new discussions.
This is a benefit to assessors who may wish to gather data about different perceptions and gain insight into the value of different kinds of work.
Assign priority, comment on specific tasks, and mark as complete to track progress.
Chalk & Wire makes it easy to develop and configure your assessment system. National, state and international standards are automatically included in your customized site. Unit and cross-campus assessment efforts are quick to co-ordinate in the same system. Cross-linkage of multiple standards and outcomes is a matter of a simple drag and drop.
In Chalk & Wire you can create or import groups and subgroups to isolate people and data to mirror your organizational structure. Groups on campus can independently manage their own assessment structures, assessment, surveys and accreditation reporting. The system also allows for the cross-unit alignment of data to create large, comparable datasets reflecting the entire institution’s efforts. This creates a constant flow of information for Institutional Research and self-study reporting, streamlines collection and eliminates redundancy.
Iterations over time are available. These provide for future comparative use of the submitted work in accreditation, research and program-audits, as well as learner-progress and changes made based on feedback.
Automate and schedule the import of rosters, account creation, push or pull of demographic, scoring and other relevant data to assessment and reporting. Integration consulting and help is provided at no additional fee. Chalk & Wire has integrated with Banner, Datatel, PeopleSoft, Jenzabar and Microsoft SharePoint.
Embed portfolio-based assessment as course assignments directly within the Learning Management System. Full support for BlackBoard™, Moodle™ 1.9/2.0 (also Moodlerooms™ 1.9/2.0 Certified, Sakai™, WebCT™ (CE/VISTA), Brainhoney™. Fall 2012: Turnitin™. Coming soon: Canvas™.
Bulk update user demographics and other user information from any spreadsheet or data dump in ASCII formats.