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Please note: Chalk and Wire and Google Sites do not work well with Internet Explorer. Choose an alternate web browser (available for free if you don't already have them installed). Use Google Chrome (PC or Mac), Mozilla Firefox (PC or Mac), or Safari (Mac).


Portfolio at Nazareth was launched in fall 2013. Students are required to create a professional electronic portfolio as part of their academic program. All undergraduate students create a Core Portfolio and some academic programs require students to create program portfolios. Currently, students use two different platforms for e-portfolios: Chalk and Wire and Google Sites. 

We recommend using Google Drive to store your files. Not only is cloud storage a safe way to back up your files and make them accessible anywhere with internet access - it is easy to incorporate items from Google Drive into your portfolio. Learn how to use Google Drive here

For some portfolio assignments, you may need to scan in documents or use a camcorder or digital camera. Scanners and media equipment are available in the lower level of the library. For additional information: Technology and Media Service Desk.

More information about the Core

Core Portfolio Q&A

How do I create/add content to my Core Portfolio in Google Sites?
When do I share my Core Portfolio?
Why do I have to create a Core Portfolio?

Chalk and Wire Q & A

How do I log in/request my password?
How do I change my password?
Which programs use Chalk and Wire for portfolios?
How do I add content to my portfolio in Chalk and Wire?
How do I submit my portfolio in Chalk and Wire?

Information for Faculty

Help for Core and Program Portfolios

Google Sites Program Portfolio Information

Music Education (Undergraduate)
Psychology (Undergraduate)
Social Work (Undergraduate)


  • For Chalk and Wire account access issues email If you are having trouble accessing your Nazareth College Google account for portfolio contact Information Technology Services at 585-389-2111 or
  • Contact Dr. Rachel Bailey Jones, Director of the Core Curriculum, at or 585-389-5139 if you have questions about the Core.