Watermark Via Support
The College of Education is transitioning to using Watermark Via, a newer version of the former LiveText online portfolio and assessment software we have used since 2006.
Students use Via for online portfolios and for submitting assignments for specific courses.
Faculty use Via for assessment of student learning outcomes and to provide formative feedback to students - both of which are key components in our continuous improvement cycle.
The College of Education uses Via for college-level reflection on programs we offer, as well as reporting on student learning for national accreditation purposes.
Accessing your Via account
You will be able to use your EMU login credentials to log into your Via account. Login access will be available on this page, later in the month.
If you have a current LiveText account, you will now have a new Via account for your work. Work previously submitted in LiveText will not be available within Via, but you will continue to have access to your old LiveText account as long as that account has not expired.
If you had not yet had a LiveText account, upon first login to Via, it will prompt you for account setup and online payment information. New Via accounts are $133, and are good for up to seven years.
As our transition to Via progresses, more information will be made available here.
Accessing your old LiveText account
No new assignments will be loaded into LiveText. All new assignments and assessments will take place in Via, starting Fall 2018.
The two systems, LiveText and Via, are not interconnected. If you had an account on the LiveText system, all of your submitted work and completed assessments continue to be available by logging in to your LiveText account there, as long as your account has not expired.
You may download old submissions, and export completed assessments as .pdf files, from your LiveText account if you like.