Looking for options for your students to collect and share documents, assessments, presentations, etc. with other students and faculty across their Program? You might want to come see us to find out how ePortfolio in D2L might support you and your students!
D2L’s ePortfolio is a personal portfolio tool for storing, organizing, reflecting on, and sharing items that represent their learning. Students can include items such as documents, graphics, audio files, videos, presentations, and course work to demonstrate their improvement or mastery in certain areas.
ePortfolio is a system-wide tool which can be accessed by students in any course, and because it is a D2L tool, students can use ePortfolio to save course-related materials so that they can access them for as long as they are registered at Camosun, and they can export some of their ePortfolio items when they leave.
Students can control what items they want to include in their portfolios, how portfolios are organized, and who they are shared with. When items are shared items with peers, mentors, or potential employers, students can control permission to view items, edit items, see or add comments, and see or add assessments to receive feedback.
ePortfolio items and collections can be shared with other students and with instructors, added to the Assignment tool, and used to create presentations. In addition, comments can be enabled on artifacts, collections, reflections, presentations (which can be shared externally to D2L as well), etc., and others in the course can provide evaluation and feedback through the Assignments tool or using Rubrics.
Items that can be saved to ePortfolio include:
- Reflections (to which you could embed a video or audio file, for example from Kaltura)
- Links to external websites
- Files uploaded from a device (documents, images, audio files, etc.)
- D2L News items
- D2L Grade items (but ONLY if the instructor has enabled that feature)
- D2L Quiz Submissions (but ONLY if the instructor has enabled that feature)
- D2L Assignment submissions (but ONLY if the instructor has enabled that feature)
If you would like to find out more about ePortfolio and how it could be used to support you and your students, contact email@example.com to arrange for a consult with one of our instructional designers. To find out more about the benefits of keeping an ePortfolio, check out the following websites:
- Benefits of an ePortfolio: https://eportfolio.sites.tru.ca/benefits-of-an-eportfolio/
- 41 Benefits of an ePortfolio: https://kbarnstable.wordpress.com/2010/01/08/41-benefits-of-an-eportfolio/
- ePortfolios (strategies and examples): https://uwaterloo.ca/centre-for-teaching-excellence/resources/integrative-learning/eportfolios
- Examples of using ePortfolios in a Course: Basic Spanish: http://www.uwosh.edu/d2lfaq/eportfolio/examples-of-using-eportfolios-in-a-course-spanish