ePortfolio Terminology

Artifacts - files that are created or uploaded into your ePortfolio for use in your presentations. Artifacts can include documents, graphics, audio files, videos, presentations, and course work.

Collection - are used to organize your artifacts by subject or purpose. You can have the same artifact in several Collections without making a duplicate file.

Course Results - you can add Dropbox submissions and feedback, Grades, Quiz scores from your current semester of courses if your instructor allows this.

ePortfolio - a collection of pages and documents that highlight your education and experiences. This may include samples of art work, assignments, lesson plans, reflections, etc.

ePortfolio (Dashboard) - the first screen you see after clicking the ePortfolio link in the My Home navigation bar, it will have: buttons to add or upload new artifacts; Newsfeed area that has the latest changes to your work, any shared items, and subscriptions you have; an area to monitor any invitations you may receive from others to review others' work.

HTML File - a web document created inside Learn@ UWSuperior. You can edit and view this file within your ePortfolio without having to open any specialty software.

Import Package - this is a file that was exported from Learn@ UWSuperior (D2L) and can be imported into your ePortfolio. If you came from another university that used the Desire2LEarn ePortfolio system, you'll be able to import any artifacts, presentations, collections that you created there.

Link - to websites outside the learning environment to places that support the purpose of your presentation.

Presentation - can be used to "package" artifacts, reflections, collections for sharing with peers, mentor, instructors, or outside sources. You can create several presentations and share them with different people.

Reflection - can be written like a journal 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.

Share (Your Presentation) - when you share your presentation, you are allowing others (instructors, peers, current/future employers, etc.) to view your presentation contents. Depending on what permissions you give them, they might also be able to edit, add or see comments and assessments to your presentation.

Sharing Groups - are people you plan to share your presentations with regularly and want to make a quick way to add everyone to the share list.

Submit (to the Dropbox) - this is different from Share (your Presentation), when you submit your presentation, your instructors will critic your presentation contents and offer comments on whether the pages meet the department's requirements and standards. The instructor may have a rubrics for assessment that they use for this.