Chalk and Wire at Miami University
• Navigate to www.chalkandwire.com/muohio
• Log into system using your Miami username—but put your username in ALL CAPS
• Your password the first time is the default password set by Miami’s IT which is 8
numbers long: your 2 digit birth month, followed by your 2 digit birth day, followed by
the last four digits of your SSN. Once you log in for the first time you will need to change
your password. “Change Password” is located on the black command toolbar on the
upper right of the screen.
Now you are on your Dashboard! Click on the “My Portfolios” tab
Under “My Portfolios” you will see “Add New Portfolio”—click on
At the top of this page will be your name, and a drop down menu to
chose a Table of Contents (TOC). Choose the name of your program for
your key assessment entries. Chalk and Wire calls these ”department.”
If you can’t see your TOC, click on Can’t See Your TOC. When you set
up an individual portfolio, choose “Open Customizable Table of
Next, you will have many design options. For your key assessment
portfolio, you should choose the Miami Branded Theme. It is at the
bottom right of the choices. When you set up an individual portfolio,
you can choose your own theme.
From here on out, the “Add Content” and “Add
Page” buttons are your best friends. Your TOC
for your key assessments is already set up. For a
customized portfolio, you will create your own
TOC. When you do, add page adds a new page
that you will name to your table of contents
(you can add pages under pages as well). Add
Content allows you to add info to that page!
On the “Add Content” page you can upload videos, sound bites, and pictures
that you have on your computer—simply click on the “browse” button and
select the file, then upload it. It will then appear under “choose existing” and
you can choose it for inclusion in your portfolio! (Currently files cannot be over
100mb in size, so if your video is large, be sure to compress it first. You can also
embed video that’s hosted somewhere else on the Web such as at sites like
Once you have added content to a page, a small pencil will appear on the page
just above the content. You can click on this to edit your page.
At the bottom of the “Add Content” page you
can upload and add an “Artifact” or a
document—Chalk and Wire will store the
document on your dashboard under the
Artifact Library tab, and you can include a link
to it in your portfolio!
At the top of the page, there is also a “Share Page” tab—click on this to email a link to your
portfolio to whomever you like!
But the MOST IMPORTANT thing about Chalk and Wire is to always SAVE your work—if you
navigate away from a page without saving everything you have done is lost!!!! And when you
navigate to another part of the Chalk and Wire site, use the return button on the page, not the