ePortfolios - Digication
Digication is the leading provider of ePortfolio and assessment management systems. Digication develops its platfom with students, faculty and programs and institutions needs in mind.
What are ePortfolios?
Benefits of an ePortfolio
- Individual ownership, lifelong access and control
- A tool for reflection
- Flexible management and organization
- Communication, connection and interaction
- Portability and sharing
Types of ePortfolios
ePortfolios for Assessment:
Where the audience is internal to the institution and the goal is to support institutional outcomes assessment.
ePortfolios for Learning:
Where the audience is students themselves, and th goal is helping studnts examine and reflect on their learning.
ePortfolios for Employment:
Where the audience is external, and the goal is to provide students with a tool for showcasing their achievements to employers or transfer institutions.
- Create: as you move along,think creative about what additional sections ypu can add to refelct on your college experience;both inside and outside of the classroom.
- Edit: add text, images, colors, and elements that reflect you as a student and who you aspire to be in ypur future career.
- Publish: the ePortfolio automatically save changes. Saved changes provides you with a continous draft mode. When you are ready to share with you must click the "publish changes" button.
- Share: be sure to know who you are sharing your ePortfolio with. There are different privacy settings that you can apply. Think about your audience when you publish content will impact their understanding of your experience at QCC.
Customizing your ePortfolio
- What do I want my viewers to see?
- How do I want to represent my work?
- What background colors do I connect with?
- It is important to create a timeline for your viewers so that they understand your wotk and the progress you have made.
- Choose a color that matches your theme
- Use 2-3 main colors
- Choose a font that is easy to read
ePortfolio - Faculty Support
Best Practices for Instructors
Explain the benefits of ePortfolios to students
Portfolios can help learners develop new or deeper learning, which results in higher grades; help learners develop a better sense of themselves as students and as individuals; be shared with friends and family members; and showcase learners' achievements when they are applying for a job.
Establish clear expectations
Explain to your students what you expect them to do in their ePortfolios. Learners may have difficulty understanding the need for them to reflect on their work and the need for them to make connections between different courses and experiences.
Provide numerous examples of successful ePortfolios created by students
Direct students to examples of effective ePortfolios created by Waterloo students, like Inkless, a project-focused ePortfolio created by Mechatronics Engineering student Kevin Liu or this ePortfolio by Knowledge Integration student Danielle Cruz that features course skills spotlights".
Scaffold student learning
Help students start small; ask them to choose just one artifact (such as an essay) and have them reflect on the challenges they had to address as they wrote their essay. Or, have the students select two assignments from different courses, and have them reflect on how each of those assignments helped them to better understand the other assignment.
ePortfolio - Student Support
Our ePortfolio resource site will help you navigate your ePortfolio and provide a variety of tutorials to assist you as you work along the way. If you would like any additional assistance, you may contact the ePortfolio team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: You may access this site 24 hours a day.
You may contact the ePortfolio team to schedule an appointment in order to address any of your concerns. Please contact us via email email@example.com.
How to login into Digication
How to create and edit content
How to organize your ePortfolio
How to edit your settings and permissions
How to share and publish your ePortfolio