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User Scenarios


This Special Exhibit portfolio was created to address some common issues that you may be thinking about as you begin to explore Chalk & Wire eportfolio assessment solutions. At Chalk & Wire, we understand that our clients come to eportfolio assessment with a wide range of skills, levels of understanding and perspectives on assessment, and almost without exception, busy, busy lives. We take pride in offering fast and effective responses and solutions to your assessment needs—always with a genuine sensitivity to the conditions, issues, and personalities that are unique to your institution.

The samples represent a synthesis of common scenarios and ideas taken from years of actual experiences in the field by the educators on our staff, as well as years of providing successful eportfolio assessment solutions. What you will see in these pages is a small part of what we have to offer. We look forward to addressing the additional questions that these samples may raise, and hope that we will have the opportunity to partner with you in the future.

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Faculty


In this section of the Exhibit you will find examples of how the faculty members are using the Chalk & Wire eportfolio system. The use of eportfolio is strongly influenced by how users feel about and understand assessment. There will be a wide variety of practices in each organization, and even in each smaller group of users within the organization. While these examples are fictitious, they do represent typical use and common scenarios.


Case Study 10.1 Using the Portfolio Sharing Feature

Chalk & Wire provides users with multiple ways to collaborate with both students and colleagues in a secure and dynamic environment. Shared portfolios can be organized and stored for later review, and will update automatically when edited by the author.

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Case Study 21.1 Reporting for Continuous Improvement

Faculty use tables of contents and rubrics to manage student learning, and flexible reporting features to identify areas for improvement.

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Administration


The local Chalk & Wire administrator's job includes setting up and maintaining the online system and generating reports. In addition, the C&W administrator provides the resources that faculty members and students need to use the eportfolio software successfully. This includes gathering, organizing, and making accessible a variety of learning resources, such as Tables of Contents (TOC), course websites, rubrics, standards, and help materials.


Case Study 1.1 The Institutional Assessment Team

Read about how the administrator and the Institutional Assessment Team partner with faculty in designing assessments and reporting for continuous program improvement. The team meets each faculty member at their own starting point and assists them in moving forward in an understanding of standards-based performance assessment.

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