ePortfolio Training

ePortfolio Initiative

The ePortfolio Initiative, established by the General Education (GE) Committee to, 1) Enhance student reflective learning, 2) Encourage awareness of learning outcomes, and 3) Help students generate 21st century digital portfolios, assists faculty and staff in developing e-Portfolios as an assessment tool for their programs.

ePortfolios encourage engaging, dynamic, and pedagogically relevant forms of student reflective writing, writing that is mediated by words, image, and video. Such multimodal forms of writing are emerging as routine 21st century literacies, and thus, ePortfolio work suggests application of learning both in and beyond academics.

In preparing an ePortfolio, students consider specific learning outcomes tied to a culminating course project (“signature assignment”). Using reflective writing prompts, students contemplate how they have gained certain kinds of knowledge, and, through their own words, they discover aspects of learning that often evade easy identification (or assessment). ePortfolios thus provide windows into the most complex aspects of learning.

Therefore, both students and faculty gain, as ePortfolios 1) Help students to more clearly internalize and strategically activate these forms of learning, and 2) Invite faculty to discover areas where we are more or less effective in achieving our teaching aims.

ePortfolio Platform(s):

Although Canvas has been the primary platform for ePortfolios since the initiative began, ePortfolios can be developed using alternative platforms such as WordPress, Blackboard, and other proprietary, homegrown, or free tools.

ePortfolio Resources:

 

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Event Archives

 

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Contact Information:

Cyndi Krebs – ePortfolio Director
cynthia.krebs@uvu.edu
Digital Media Department
CS 526a
(801) 863-8281
(801) 358-9905 (cell)
MS 246