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Student User Guide

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Overview

The ePortfolio tool, Anthology (formerly Chalk & Wire), is a web service integrated in graduate courses that stores samples of your graduate-level work in a virtual ePortfolio. This work is assessed by your instructor for set skills (known as competencies or criteria). Over time, this ePortfolio tool will show you how you progressed in those skills.

You will be prompted in your course(s) when to submit work for the ePortfolio. You will receive a score for the work. A grade will also be given for the work. The grade counts towards your course, but not the score. The score is for personal reflection. Over time, you will see how your scores progressed in each skill (more on assessment of competencies).

The following programs require an ePortfolio account:

Programs with ePortfolio Activities

Health Care Management

Leadership

Nonprofit Leadership

Nursing Health Care

Project Management

 

Non-matriculated students who are interested in one of the above programs must complete these assignments for that program.

If your program requires an account and has ePortfolio activities, see below about activating your account, accessing your ePortfolio, and getting help.


Activate Your ePortfolio Account

The following instructions are for new and returning students. To create an ePortfolio account or re-activate an existing one, an Anthology (Chalk & Wire) subscription purchase must be made at the bookstore which will cover all of your course needs. If your subscription expires, you will need to renew it through another purchase in the bookstore.

Purchase Access

  1. Go to the online UNH Bookstore.
  2. Follow instructions for ordering your books for courses in which you are registered.
  3. The subscription code is found in courses that require it, titled “Anthology (Chalk & Wire)”. Choose either the 1 or 2 year option (not both), depending on the length of your program. Please do not purchase another subscription if your account is still active. To check the expiration date of your subscription, see the Expired Account section below.
  4. Upon completing a purchase, the access code package will be emailed to you within 24-48 hours to the email address provided at check-out. Contact the UNH Bookstore if it’s been more than four business days.

Activate Your Account

Once you have purchased and received an access code from the UNH Bookstore, you will be prompted to enter your access code when you click on an ePortfolio assignment in your course. You can also click the “Chalk & Wire Dashboard” link located in the Course Resources module to activate your account. If unable to access Canvas for your course(s), please visit the USNH Helpdesk PortaI for further assistance.

  1. When you click an ePortfolio assignment link in Canvas (or the Chalk & Wire Dashboard link), the activation panel will appear where you can enter your subscription code and establish password.
    • Subscription Code: Enter the access code you were issued via email.
    • Password: Enter a password. We recommend you use the same password you use to log in to Canvas.
    • Click Register. Your browser will redirect from Canvas to Anthology (Chalk & Wire). Your browser may redirect you to a blank Canvas page first with a gray box. Click the gray box to load Anthology in a separate tab.
Activation Screen
Figure 1. An activation panel displays when clicking on an ePortfolio assignment for the first time. This will also appear if your Anthology account expires.

Once activated, you will have full access to your ePortfolio account. If you are renewing your account, you will have access to your existing account as it was when your account expired. Your access will continue according to which subscription length you purchased. When your account expires, purchase another access code in the bookstore.

When you click through your first ePortfolio assignment in Canvas, an ePortfolio is created for you automatically with all of the assignments for the program you are enrolled in (see “Access ePortfolio Activities” for more information). If you activated your account using a link other than a Canvas course assignment, your ePortfolio account will appear empty.

Expired Account

Your ePortfolio account will alert you when your subscription is nearing expiration. Your can also check your expiration date as follows:

  1. Click any ePortfolio assignment in a Canvas course or click the Chalk & Wire Dashboard link in Course Resources to be directed to your Anthology ePortfolio account.
  2. Click your name on the top right corner of your Dashboard. The dropdown menu will display the expiration date.

If your expiration date is approaching or has passed, you can renew it by purchasing another access code at the bookstore under your graduate course. Follow the instructions in the Activate Your ePortfolio Account section.

Your ePortfolio account lasts for the length of time indicated in your purchase (Example: 1 or 2 years), beginning on the date you activate it.

Troubleshoot Purchase and Activation

Access code does not work. Contact the Bookstore to check the code. If the code matches but the code still does not work, contact Anthology Support directly – do not contact the USNH Help Desk.

Username is not recognized. If you are prompted for a username and your UNH username does not work:

  1. Log into UNH Canvas (mycourses.unh.edu)
  2. Go to Account in the Canvas global navigation.
  3. Find and select Settings.
  4. Find your default email address which formatted  [username]@unh.edu. The number/letter combination in front of the @ domain is your official username.
  5. Use your official username in activating or renewing your account.

Forgotten password. If you forgot your password, it can be reset when prompted for your username or by submitting an IT Support request at the IT Help Desk Portal.

 

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How to Use Your ePortfolio Account

Watch these orientation videos before proceeding:

Orientation Videos

Click to play

Access and Submit ePortfolio Activities

Activities for the Anthology ePortfolio are accessed through Canvas:

  1. Login to MyCourses: https://mycourses.unh.edu/
  2. Find your course
  3. Find ePortfolio assignment links. These can be found in modules where assignments are usually listed. Only click the assignment that is labeled specifically for your programImportant!: Do not click an assignment for a different program because it will cause Anthology to create an ePortfolio for that program in your Anthology account that cannot be deleted. It will also cause your instructor to score the assignment under the wrong program competency rubric.
  4. When you click an ePortfolio assignment, you will be directed to an interim page with a button that looks like this:
    Click the “Load e-Portfolio” button and the assignment page in your ePortfolio will appear (outside of Canvas). Always access & submit your ePortfolio assignments through assignment links in Canvas. Do not access the ePortfolio by manually navigating outside of assignments in your course. Otherwise, your grade will not be returned to Canvas.

Activity Overview and Submission

Once inside Anthology, activities will look like the following. For a tutorial walkthrough, click on the black resource tabs in the top navigation bar.

 

Table of Contents in My Profile

To add content to an assignment, click the ADD CONTENT button:

      • Choose which kind of content to add: Textblock to add text or Add File to upload files.
      • Drag the cross icon to move content. Drag it where it belongs.
      • Click the gear icon to delete content.
      • After uploading a file, a “Check Originality” button will appear. This button may be used to check your assignments for originality, see the Turnitin for ePortfolio Activities section. Your instructor has access to the same feature during grading and may use it.

The Menu in Anthology is located on the left side as a button with 3 bars.

Some assignments may have minimum requirements to complete before the Submit button will activate.

      • Follow the assignment prompts within the grey areas.
      • When all required content is completed, the Submit button will activate.

Submit and Delete content

Click the Submit button to submit your work to your instructor.

    1. When prompted, type in your instructor’s name as the Assessor
    2. Select the assessor name displayed.

Submitting Content Type Instructors Name

    • All assignments in the ePortfolio are to be submitted to your instructor as the Assessor, unless you have been explicitly directed to submit to someone else.
    • Do not email your assignments to your instructor nor send them a separate notification that you have submitted your work. Your instructor will receive an automatic notification to review your work.
    • All assessed ePortfolio assignment pages include a Submit button on the upper right side of each assignment page. If the Submit button does not work, check for any assignment requirements (in gray boxes with instructions on the page). If there are none, notify your instructor. Your instructor may ask you to submit an IT Help Request for assistance. It is also possible that the page you are viewing is not an assignment that requires a submission. In which case, there is nothing to submit.
    • You will be notified through your UNH email when your work has been assessed.

Turnitin for ePortfolio Assignments

Anthology can check your ePortfolio assignments for originality using Turnitin. This feature is available if a file is uploaded in an assignment in Anthology.

  1. Follow the steps in the Access and Submit ePortfolio Activities section to upload your file for the assignment. 
  1. A “Check Originality” button will appear next to your file on your assignment page. Turnitin button next to an assignment submissionThe first time you click the Check Originality button, you will see a Terms of Use agreement. Agree to the terms. This notice will not appear again.

Turnitin originality report Terms and Conditions

  1. Allow some time for the review process complete. Turnitin will compare your document to its database. This process may take up to 15 minutes (likely a lot less). You can close out the panel and return to it later, or just wait until it finishes.

Turnitin originality report in progress

  1. When the analysis is completed, click the Launch button to review the results. The review notes will open in a new browser tab.

Turnitin originality report with completed review

  1. Review the resultsTurnitin originality report review
  2. To submit your assignment, return to the browser tab at the top of your browser. Follow the steps in Access and Submit ePortfolio Activities section to submit your assignment.

Share Your ePortfolio URL

Your ePortfolio may be shared with others via a Share URL. A Share URL is a secure link to your ePortfolio that shows your progress in the form of a working website. When you create a Share URL for your portfolio, you must keep it active (don’t delete it).

  1. From your ePortfolio account’s Dashboard, click “Portfolios”
  2. Select the e-Portfolio you want to share
  3. In the ePortfolio, click “Sharing”
  4. Click “+ Share This Page”
    Inside the ePortfolio, the Sharing button is on the right of the Table of Contents with all the pages.
  5. Do not select “Allow commenting”. See more information on sharing options displayed.
  6. Click “Generate Share URL” button
    Options include choosing between sharing the ePortfolio or one page. Options also include allowing to comment and inserting a password.
  7. Copy the new URL in the “Share URL” field above.
    Copy the new URL from the above field and share or paste in desired locations.
  8. If you are submitting the ePortfolio to a course, continue to the Submit Your ePortfolio section below.

 

Troubleshoot Using Your ePortfolio

Unable to access your account. If you are having any difficulties accessing your e-portfolio account or trouble accessing assignments through Canvas, please contact the USNH Help Desk.

Other program ePortfolios appear in your account. Other program ePortfolio templates in your account not related to your program are the result of accidentally clicking an ePortfolio assignment in the course that is for another program. This action will generate an ePortfolio template for that program in your account. Your recourse is as follows:

  1. Open the errant ePortfolio and check which assignment was submitted.
  2. If the course has not ended, return to the course.
    1. Click the assignment matching your program and resubmit your work.
    2. Notify your instructor. This will ensure you receive the correct grade and Competency score for your program of interest.

If the course for that assignment has ended, no further action is required. Consult your Program Director for questions or concerns.

 

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Types of ePortfolio Activities

About your Programmatic ePortfolio

This is an information page about your program and the purpose of your ePortfolio as part of your academic experience. Some programs include this page; some do not.

Assignments

These are the most common ePortfolio activities and are accessed through your Canvas course. See “Access ePortfolio Activities” on how to access.

Forums

Forums are activities in Project Management courses only. These have simple instructions in Anthology to submit without adding work to this activity. The instructor will assess the matching discussion forum in your course via this activity submission for it to count towards your progress in your ePortfolio program competencies.

My Profile

The My Profile activity requires the precise completion of four tasks in order to submit it. Please review each step carefully.

  1. Review the instructions for the four tasks
    • Note that there are four required tasks to complete before the Submit button will activate.
    • The grey areas are the assignment instructions.

Granite State College MyProfile page with four required tasks in grey boxes

  1. Create and upload the required content.
    • Use the Text Block for your profile and Share URL (see the section “Share Your ePortfolio” for the Share URL).
    • Use Add File for your JPEG and résumé.
    • When your new content is added, drag it where it belongs using the cross icon.

Granite State College MyProfile page with new content being added

3. The final submission should look like this:

Properly completed MyProfile page

Create Your Own ePortfolio

A course may ask that you to create a Capstone ePortfolio from scratch. You may also create ePortfolios on your own for other uses. Follow these instructions:

Create a new ePortfolio

  1. In your Anthology account, access the Menu.
    The Menu is located to the left of the Anthology landing page.
  2. Click “My CourseWork”
    My Coursework is located in the Menu to the left of the Anthology homepage
  3. Click “New Portfolio” button
    The New Portfolio button is located to the top right of the My Coursework page.
  4. Name: Provide a title to your ePortfolio project
  5. Table of Contents: *IMPORTANT* Choose your program’s template (for example, “MSLD Capstone ePortfolio”). This will activate the Submit button for submission to your course. If this is not selected, your ePortfolio can not be submitted or graded and must be re-created using the correct template.  If this is not for a course but for personal use, ok to leave as is with “blank template”.
    Enter a name and choose a template (required for course assignments). Click Create.
  6. Click “Create” button
  7. You will be redirected to the ePortfolio’s Table of Contents to begin working on your new ePortfolio.
  8. If this ePortfolio is from a program template, a “Home” page will be available with instructions on this project.
    THe ePortfolio displays a blank Table of Contents to the left and features to the right.

Access your ePortfolio

To return to your ePortfolio any time:

    1. Go into your Anthology account via any ePortfolio assignment in a course, or the “Chalk & Wire Dashboard” link in course modules if available.
    2. On the left Menu, click “Dashboard”. (The Menu is either a black vertical bar on the left or at the top as a button with 3 lines if the browser has been minimized.)
      The Menu in Anthology is located on the left side as a button with 3 bars.
    3. Click “Portfolios” tab
      Locate the Dashboard in the Menu and click the Portfolios tab.
    4. Select the desired ePortfolio
      Click the desired ePortfolio from the list of existing ePortfolios.
  1. Click “Edit” in the pop up menu.

 

Customize Your ePortfolio

  1. Theme & Footer
    1. In the ePortfolio, click on “+Setup” button
      In the ePortfolio, the +Setup button on the right contains themes and the footer to edit.
    2. Click on “Edit Setup” button
      The Edit Page button will allow you to edit the theme, background, and footer of the ePortfolio.
    3. Choose a Theme
      Themes are available to choose from, providing background and font format.Optional: To change the background, click “Preferences” tab at the top.
      To choose a background for the ePortfolio., use the Preferences tab at the top.
      Optional: To edit the footer, click “Footer” tab at the top. All pages will display the footer. Check that this information is correct or update as needed.
      The footer is displayed at the bottom of the ePortfolio to the viewer. This may be edited in the Footer tab.
    4. Click “Save” button
  2. Add Pages
    1. Click the “Enable Table of Contents Edite Mode” to add, rename, move, or remove pages.
      To add, rename, move, or remove pages, the Enable button must be clicked.
    2. Pages may be dragged for re-ordering or to place them in sub-levels. Look for a green checkmark as you drag to confirm placement.
    3. Click the “Enable Table of Contents Edit Mode” again to leave edit mode and go into the pages.
      Hovering over a page will display the Add, Rename, and Delete buttons at the top. Pages may be dragged for re-ordering. To enter in a page, leave the edit mode by clicking the Done Editing button.
  3. Edit Pages Inside: Pages look similar to ePortfolio activities in courses, with the “Add Content” button to use for adding text blocks and files.
    1. Add files such as activities from prior courses to showcase in the ePortfolio. See the next section on how to import.
    2. Text blocks are useful to add titles, summarize imported files, and explain the page. Images copied into text blocks can be resized and aligned.

 

Import Content

To import ePortfolio assignments from other courses:

  1. In the ePortfolio, click “Home” page
    Go into the Home page or any page to access the Import button.
  2. Click “Import Content” button
    The Import Content button is on the top right.
  3. Select “Import from a Portfolio” and “Import as a new page”.
  4. Choose an ePortfolio: Select an ePortfolio you want to import from.
    Keep the options to import from a portfolio and import into a new page. Select a portfolio from the dropdown to preview or choose files from.
    Tip: If unsure which portfolio to select, choose one at a time and click “Preview” button to see what’s inside in separate browser tabs. Go back to the previous tab to return to this importing page.
  5. Select the content you want to import. It will have a checkmark to click on if available.
    Available files will have a checkmark next to them in each portfolio selected.
  6. Click “Import” button on the top right.To finish importing, click the Import button on the top right.

To import other files and course activities that are not ePortfolio related:

  1. Locate and save the files from their source locations first (i.e. Canvas course), then save to your computer or cloud service.
  2. In the ePortfolio click a desired page where this should go or create a new page for it (see Customize your ePortfolio “Add pages” above on how to add pages.)
  3. In the page, click “Add Content”
  4. Click “Add File”
  5. Click “Insert Content Here”
  6. Drag the file from your computer or click one of the Cloud service buttons on the right to import the file.

Submit your ePortfolio

  1. Generate a Share link (See Share Your ePortfolio section for steps.)
  2. Submit to the Course:
    1. Click the Home page of your ePortfolio
    2. Insert the Share link from step 1 in the Home page. It can be done by copying the URL in step 1 and pasting into a text block, preferably as a hyperlink called “ePortfolio Preview”. This will allow your instructor to see the final formatted and themed ePortfolio, not just its content during grading.
    3. Click “Submit” button. If the Submit button is not activated, then it means there is no content in your portfolio. Add content first before you submit it for assessment.To submit the final ePortfolio, go into the Home page and click Submit on the top right.
    4. Choose an Assessor: Type your instructor’s name until displayed and select it.
    5. Click “Submit” button.

If you have any questions about ePortfolio assignments or the ePortfolio component of your overall experience, please contact your instructor first.

Troubleshoot Creating Your Own ePortfolio

Unable to submit. This could be due to one of the following issues:

  • The ePortfolio has not met the requirements to submit. Click the “Home” page in the ePortfolio and read through requested information to ensure it has been uploaded. The Home page often requires inserting a text block into it with content for the “Submit” button to become available.
  • The template used to create the ePortfolio is not correct. Check for this:
      1. In the ePortfolio, click “+ Setup”
      2. Click “Edit Setup”
      3. The “Table of Contents” field should have your program template selected (i.e. MSLD Capstone ePortfolio). If it displays “Blank Template” or other, the ePortfolio will not be able to be submitted. Changing this field will erase your ePortfolio content. Therefore, a new ePortfolio must be created and content transferred to it. Follow the Create a new ePortfolio steps above. Make sure to follow Step 5, select the program template in the pop up window “Table of Contents” drop down. Then follow the Import your content steps above to import the old ePortfolio content into the new ePortfolio.

 

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ePortfolio Grading and Assessment

Assignments and activities for the ePortfolio receive both a numeric grade and a Competency assessment score. These two forms of assessment measure different performance.

Numeric Grade: The numeric grade reflects your academic knowledge of the subject matter: How well have you demonstrated your proficiiency with the subject matter according to the assessment criteria of an assignment?

  • A numeric grade will appear in your Canvas course along with all other assignment grades.
  • Your numeric grade counts towards your course grade, while your competency score does not.

Competency Score: In contrast, a Competency score reflects your abilities relative to professional proficiency. The Competency score is for personal and professional reflection. Competencies are carefully chosen for each ePortfolio activity for your program. Read the Assessment of Student Learning and Competency Assessment to learn more.

  • A competency score will appear in Anthology (not Canvas) and can be accessed via any ePortfolio activity link in your course.
  • Over time, you will see your growth according to Competency scores in each skill (see how to view score results).

It is possible to produce “A” quality academic course work yet attain only a 2.5 out of 4.0 in professional proficiency (competency), which is consistent with a novice in the profession. This is common and is not considered a negative mark of one’s potential.

Check Your Growth Over Time

Checking your progress over time in your ePortfolio account will provide insight on how you are progressing in professional competency.

To check your progress:

  1. Return to any course in Canvas and click on an ePortfolio activity. You will be directed to your Anthology ePortfolio account.
  2. Your Dashboard’s Overview tab and Performance tab will show charts with more information about each competency. Learn how to navigate your dashboard and check your performance.

Troubleshoot Missing Grade or Score

Numeric grade missing. Final numeric grades are posted in your Canvas course along with the rest of the assignments. Numeric grades may not necessarily display in the ePortfolio tool (Anthology, formerly Chalk & Wire) and is dependent on your instructor’s methods. If there is a missing numeric grade for an assignment you have submitted, contact your instructor immediately.

Competency score missing. If the course is still open, notify your instructor. If the course has ended, consult your Program Director.

 

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FAQs

Q. What is an ePortfolio and why do I need one?

A. Your ePortfolio is a record of your growth as an emerging professional in your chosen field. It will include a combination of artifacts (papers, products, projects, etc.) and personal reflection that you created in your program. See the Assessment of Student Learning and Competency Assessment for more information on assessing and grading these artifacts.

Q. Do all graduate program students need to purchase an ePortfolio subscription?

A. No. Check the bookstore and search your course to see if it is required. If so, the “ePortfolio with Chalk & Wire” access code will be listed. Certificate and non-degree students interested in programs that require it must purchase a subscription.

Q. What kind of ePortfolio do I need?

A. UNH-CPS uses its own ePortfolio system called Anthology, formerly known as Chalk & Wire, which is integrated into your Canvas course activities. You do not need to create a Programmatic ePortfolio from scratch. A template will be created for you automatically through an assignment exercise. Do not create a new ePortfolio unless directed to do so.

Q. Help! I need technical support for the ePortfolio.

A. The guides published above include setting up your account, submitting assignments, sharing your portfolio, troubleshooting, and more. If you have additional technical questions, contact Anthology Support directly.

Q. How do I get my ePortfolio account?

A. Purchase a subscription at the UNH Bookstore and follow the instructions above to activate your account.

Q. What am I supposed to put in my ePortfolio?

A. Each course will include ePortfolio activities that will explain what you need to do. Please refer to the “Access ePortfolio Activities” link above for instructions on how to perform each of these tasks.

Q. How do I turn in ePortfolio assignments?

A. All ePortfolio submissions are submitted within your ePortfolio account. See the “Access ePortfolio Activities” link above on how to submit assignments.

Q. Who is looking at my ePortfolio?

A. Your ePortfolio work is 100% private and complies with FERPA rules. Not even your instructors can see your work until you submit it to them. When you submit an ePortfolio activity, the instructor can only see the activity, not the entire ePortfolio. If you choose, you may share your ePortfolio with others by sending them a secure share link – but that is solely up to your discretion.

Q. Can I still access my ePortfolio after it expires?

A. You can continue to access your ePortfolio at no additional cost once the account has expired, but with limited functionality. If your account expires you will still be able to:

  • Download your existing files.
  • Download PDF versions of any ePortfolio.
  • Download HTML website versions of any ePortfolio complete with a visual theme and navigation for local use or placement on other websites.
  • Link your ePortfolios automatically to email and social media such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
  • Securely share your ePortfolios with anyone for comment and review.

If your account expires while you are still an active student at UNH-CPS, you will be required to renew your account to continue uploading and submitting content. See “Activate Your ePortfolio Account” instructions above for renewing your account.

Q. What if my access code expires, how do I renew it?

A. If your subscription expires, you will need to purchase a renewal. See the “Activate Your ePortfolio Account” link above and go to the “Expired Account” section.

Q. What happens after I graduate and no longer have access to the course site?

A. You may continue using your account after graduating by going to the external Anthology login site using the password you established when you first activated your account. (Tip: you may have set the same password you used for logging into your online courses.). If it does not work, contact Anthology support (the phone number and email are on the upper right corner of your account dashboard). If you need to renew your account to upload new content, see the Activate your ePortfolio account section.

 

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