Chalk & Wire

What is Chalk & Wire?

Chalk & Wire (also called Anthology Portfolio) is an e-portfolio management and assessment system that allows students to demonstrate knowledge and competencies. Outcomes are used by instructors and departments to inform program improvements.

Chalk & Wire can be accessed through Blackboard

It can also be accessed here with your Chalk & Wire password: Log In

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Students: The College will provide Chalk & Wire access for students as required by a course or program.

New Users: Students will automatically receive their account access in Chalk & Wire when uploading their first Chalk & Wire assignment using Blackboard. New users should follow the instructions outlined below under "Student Guide" to activate their Chalk & Wire account.

Renewal: Expired accounts will automatically be renewed when a student clicks on the assignment link in Blackboard. A code is never required to create a Chalk & Wire account at Hood College. Any issues with creating or accessing an account after you click on the assignment link in Blackboard should be reported to

Instructors: The college will provide Chalk & Wire access for instructors.

New Users: An instructor account will be created at the direction of the department or program director.

Renewal: Expired accounts will be reviewed each semester and renewed as needed. If an account needs renewed, please request assistance at

Chalk & Wire Support

Students and Faculty:

Blackboard Support

Phone: 301-696-3622

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  • Chalk & Wire showcases students’ work throughout their academic year in a portable, online format that can be taken with them after graduation.
  • At the end of the program, students will have a complete portfolio of critical assignments that document or demonstrate their skills and professional growth.
  • Students are given unlimited online storage and can create and design separate portfolios to target a particular type of position or career path and for other purposes.
  • Chalk & Wire provides a platform for faculty to assess individual student performance on course assignments and at the same time demonstrate competencies for program review. 
  • Chalk & Wire allows faculty to evaluate student learning outcomes specific to the academic program.
  • Chalk & Wire is designed for program assessment in which faculty members collectively assess student work that is common across a program over time using the same set of criteria or a rubric. Results can be gleaned and aggregated each semester to evaluate program-level learning outcomes or disaggregated by important demographic variables.
  • Chalk & Wire is a powerful data management system that allows the program to conduct assessment of students’ competencies, which are linked to state and national standards and assessment instruments.