Chalk & Wire Guide for Faculty (Canvas)

The process for setting up your Chalk & Wire assignment looks slightly different in Canvas, but is much simpler!

First, browse to the place in Canvas where you would like your assignment to appear (whether in a module or the assignments page).

The steps to set up a link are as follows:

  1. Add a new assignment as usual, making sure to give it a name and some directions if you’d like. Scroll down to the “Submission Type” box and make sure External Tool is selected:

Screenshot of the Submission Type box

2. Click the Find button, and choose Chalk & Wire: Assignment.

Screenshot of the Configure External Tool window, with the options for external tools shown.

3. Click the Save & Publish bottom at the bottom of the page.

4. Canvas will direct you to the table of contents selector you’re familiar with from Blackboard. Choose the appropriate table of contents, making sure to select one of the portfolio pages, and then click Save. The Save button will not appear until you make a selection!

Screenshot of the Table of Contents selector

That’s it! You’ve successfully set up your Chalk & Wire link in Canvas.

Here’s a video, if you need more help:

To assess work in Chalk & Wire, you’ll follow the process you used in Blackboard: