Chalk & Wire Upgrades its ePortfolio Connect Server for Seamless Integration with LMS Platforms

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Leading Assessment Provider Offers Easier and More Accessible Connection with Institutions’ Learning Management Systems

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Saving students and faculty valuable time, the deep integration between Chalk & Wire's assessment platform and our LMS helps us offer a more seamless learning experience, said Mike Mathews, CIO, Oral Roberts University.

Chalk & Wire announced today the unveiling of a newly upgraded ePortfolio Connect Server (EPCS) to smooth accessibility and eliminate duplicate data entry between the company’s industry-leading assessment platform and top learning management systems (LMS).

LTI 1.1 certified, Chalk & Wire’s EPCS provides a secure intermediary service between institutions’ LMS and Chalk & Wire. New EPCS features include support for universities using multiple LMS platforms, along with other intuitive functions that help improve the process of connecting various technology platforms.

"Saving students and faculty valuable time, the deep integration between Chalk & Wire's assessment platform and our LMS helps us offer a more seamless learning experience," said Mike Mathews, CIO, Oral Roberts University.

Cal Easterling, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness for Oral Roberts University, added, "All parties are more engaged. The integration streamlines our entire process which, when added to Chalk & Wire's extensive high load solutions, has made our original vision a tangible reality. Today we have stronger student persistence, thanks in part to Chalk & Wire."

Chalk & Wire’s complete integration benefits include:

  •     Chalk & Wire ePortfolios will appear at the course level as normal assignments directly in the user interface of an LMS including Blackboard™, Canvas, D2L, Jenzabar, Moodle™, Sakai and others
  •     Single sign-on compatibility
  •     Improved workflows and elimination of redundant labor
  •     Assessors can push grades directly to gradebooks adjusted to the correct internal settings for scoring and weighting
  •     Institutions and programs can collect Direct Measure, outcomes-based assessment at the same time as faculty are grading.

“As a pioneer of higher ed system integration, we know professors have limited bandwidth, so we continue to create a more streamlined and transparent environment for assessments,” said Geoff Irvine, CEO, Chalk & Wire. “Our ePortfolio Connect Server increases efficiencies by eliminating time spent by faculty and students logging into various systems or submitting and assessing the same work multiple times.”

Chalk & Wire offers higher education institutions a comprehensive, campus-wide platform that includes ePortfolios, forms & surveys, assessment processes, analytic, live reporting and accreditation management.

For more, visit http://www.chalkandwire.com.

About Chalk & Wire
With a market-changing, research-based approach to higher education assessment, Chalk & Wire has helped institutions demonstrate student competency and improve the evaluation of learning outcomes for nearly 20 years. To increase the validity of assessment data, Chalk & Wire’s market-leading assessment platform is built on its CoreValidity™ process, which drives alignment between faculty and leadership through a unified assessment language and raises inter-rater reliability earlier in the process. Chalk & Wire takes a consultative approach to helping institutions prove their value and efficacy as well as their ability to prepare students for their post-graduate pursuits. For more, visit http://www.chalkandwire.com.

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