Graceland Contact Information


Chalk and Wire

All faculty members teaching core courses and/or supervising student teachers will be given a username and password for Chalk and Wire.  To login, go to:  If you have trouble with your login or need help with Chalk and Wire, contact Garnet Coulthard ( or call (641) 784-5591. 

Core Courses

If you are teaching a core course for the Graceland School of Education, your students will have two assessments in Chalk and Wire: a Signature assessment and a Dispositions assessment.  These are described below with links to the rubrics.  Core courses include:

  • EDUC3100 Human Relations
  • EDUC3580 Education of Exceptional 
  • EDUC3590 Ed Psych 
  • EDUC4250 Professional Seminar
  • EDUC3540 Elementary Methods Lab
  • EDUC3520 General Secondary Methods

Signature Assessment

In each core course, one of the assignments will be called a Signature Assignment.  The student will submit this document/project to you in Chalk and Wire where it will be assessed with the Signature Rubric.  This allows the School of Education to collect a common assessment across many courses using a variety of student work.  

You will receive an email notification whenever a student submits work to you.  These emails don't need to be saved.  Instead, just bookmark the URL ( in your web browser, so you can login whenever you want without the notification. 


Disposition Assessment

Dispositions (behaviors/attitudes) of teacher education candidates are assessed throughout the program, including the core courses listed above.  At the end of a core course, you will assess each student's dispositions using this form.  2022 Dispositions Form.docx

Low Scores

If a student receives an unsatisfactory rating on one or more criterion, this is a concern that must be addressed.

  1. Review your ratings with any student receiving a low score.
  2. After completing the form, please send the completed form to Garnet Coulthard (  Include your explanation in the comments area for low scores and these will be entered in the Concerns process for the TE committee.  The student's advisor will be given a copy and will work with the student to develop a plan of action.


Online Course Delivery

Using an online course delivery tool will improve communication with your students, and will also give you cost effective options for making your syllabus, assignments, and other information available to your students. Graceland uses two online course delivery tools: My Graceland ( and Brightspace by D2L (

Step One: Contact the Lead Teacher to Determine the Best Online Course Delivery Tool for Your Course
Check with the Lead Teacher for your course. He/She can let you know how the course has been handled in the past and what seemed to work best. 

Step Two: Set Up Your Course
If the course has previously been created in Brightspace, contact ITS to make a copy for you (641-784-5167). They can also assist you in updating the course with your own information. He'll need the following information:

  • (Your course) Your Name, Course Number, Section Number, Term/Year
  • (Previous course to be copied) Name of instructor, Course Number, Term/Year

Step Three: Your Login
Brightspace and My Graceland use your Graceland network username, which is the beginning of your Graceland email address (i.e.  

Accessing your Class List

You can access a list of students registered for your course in My Graceland on the Faculty tab.

  1. Faculty tab
  2. Faculty and Advisor Home
  3. Class List - Cognos Report
  4. Login with your My Graceland username and password
  5. Enter the Academic Year (1920 for 2019-2020 academic year)
  6. Choose the session
  7. Enter the EDUC course number (EDUC3100)
  8. Click Next
  9. Choose your section and click Next
  10. The list displays on the screen.  You may also click the red and green buttons above to download as PDF or Excel.

Grade Entry

Grade entry is handled in My Graceland from the Faculty tab. Click HERE for instructions.