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Inside the ePortfolio Tool

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Inside the ePortfolio Tool

ePortfolio tab Top of Page

The ePortfolio tab contains a dashboard of all the activities within your ePortfolio (see image): 

  • The navigation tabs (red box) - ePortfolio, My Items, Explore, Sharing Groups - across the top allow you to move around within your ePortfolio. 
  • The New and Upload dropdown menus (black arrows) have the available actions for this screen. 
  • The Newsfeed area (blue box) highlights any new activities - recent modifications, RSS feed, comments from others, shared items, etc.
  • The Student Information area (orange box) will show your profile image and a link to your Profile for easy updating.  Remember anything you include on your profile page is available to anyone who looks at it.
  • The Unread Invites area (purple box) will show any shared presentations you've received from others in the Learn@ UWSuperior system.
  • The Space Usage area (green box) shows how much space you've used and how much is left.

My Items tab Top of Page

The My Items tab will have an inventory of all the things you've create and uploaded into your ePortfolio.  You will be able to filter the items by type - Artifacts, Collections, Presentations, Reflections, and Objectives, as well as if they were Shared or Unshared. (See image)

There are three dropdown menus under the tabs: New (see image), Upload  (see image), and More Actions (see image).  You can use these menus to create new items for your ePortfolio; add files from your computer, your Learn@UWSuperior locker, or course results; and organize your ePortfolio.

Artifacts Top of Page

Artifacts are the items that you create using the HTML editor or upload into your ePortfolio.  They can even be links to websites that support the purpose of your presentation.

Types of artifacts:

  • HTML File - a web document inside Learn@UWSuperior.
  • Link - to websites outside the learning environment.
  • Reflection - can be used like a journal or blog to reflect on the items within your ePortfolio, your thought process, your personal goals, how the feedback helped your progress.
  • File from your computer - you will be able to browse your computer to find the file you would like to upload into your ePortfolio.
  • File from your locker - you can add a copy of any file in your locker into your ePortfolio.
  • Course results - if your instructor allows this, you can add course feedback and grades to your ePortfolio.

If you've added something you no longer want in your ePortfolio, you can use the Delete option in the More Actions dropdown menu to remove it.

Collections Top of Page

Artifacts in your ePortfolio can be put into Collections to help you organize your ePortfolio area.  You can have the same item or artifact in several collections without having to make a copy of it.

You can use the New dropdown menu to create a collection or the More Actions dropdown menu to add artifacts to existing collections.

Presentations Top of Page

Presentation can be used to "package" artifacts, reflections, collections, for sharing with peers, mentors, instructors or outside sources. You can create multiple presentations that you share with different audiences or submit to the Dropbox as an assignment.

You can use the New dropdown menu to create a presentation or the More Actions dropdown menu to add artifacts to existing presentations.

Reflections Top of Page

Reflections can be written as a journal entry or like a blog, to explain what the items in your ePortfolio or presentation mean to you, your thought process, how certain feedback helped you progress in your studies, etc. 

You can use the New dropdown menu to create a reflection or the More Actions dropdown menu to add reflections to existing collections and presentations.

Shared / Unshared Top of Page

You can allow people to see, edit, add comments, and add assessments to your artifacts, reflections, and presentations.

In the My Items area, you can sort your artifacts, collections, and presentations by what you've shared and haven't shared with others.

Explore tab Top of Page

Use the Explore tab to search for presentations, reflections, or collections that others have shared with you.  Everything is displayed by user or by item.

Sharing Groups tab Top of Page

If you share your artifacts, reflections, or presentations with certain individuals often, you can create a sharing group to cut down on some of the time it takes to share your items.

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