An ePortfolio is a collection of digital media evidence that demonstrates your knowledge, skills, and growth as a professional within a particular area of study over a given period of time. ePortfolios are created by assembling artifacts in the form of text, video clips, pictures, etc. within a single digital presentation. Together, these artifacts and presentation are called an ePortfolio, which, once complete, you will submit to your program of study as evidence of your learning.
If you have questions about what your portfolio needs to include, due dates, etc., your instructor or program director should be able to answer them. This webpage is the spot to get support on the technical aspects of creating and submitting your ePortfolio. Video walkthroughs and help sheet tutorials are available to assist you throughout the process.
The Five Steps in Canvas
The School of Education and other licensure programs across the campus use Canvas as the place where you will access, create, and submit your ePortfolio. There are five main steps to creating your ePortfolio in Canvas, listed below.
1) Getting Organized (Canvas)
So that you can concentrate on the content of your portfolio, rather than spending time creating it from scratch, your program will make an ePortfolio sample available to you, which can be used to create sections and pages in Canvas. You can also take this time to organize your ePortfolio content on your computer by creating folders in OneDrive or Canvas. A video is available (below) to assist you in getting organized.
2) Logging in and Creating a New ePortfolio (Canvas)
After you have organized your ePortfolio content, it’s time to log into Canvas and create your ePortfolio. A video is available (below) to assist you in logging in and creating a new ePortfolio in Canvas.
3) Creating Sections & Pages (Canvas)
After you log in and create your ePortfolio, you can use your ePortfolio sample to start creating the sections and pages that will make up your ePortfolio. You’ll also use your ePortfolio template to name your ePortfolio pages in Canvas. A video is available (below) to assist you in completing this step.
4) Adding Content to Pages (Canvas)
After you have created your ePortfolio sections and pages, you can start adding content to your pages. A video is available (below) to assist you in completing this step.
5) Submitting the ePortfolio (Canvas)
After you have finished adding content to your pages and once your ePortfolio is completed, you are ready to submit your ePortfolio. A video is available (below) to assist you in completing this step.
Canvas Student Guides – ePortfolio
Canvas has many online help guides for students, including a section for ePortfolios. Visit the Canvas Student Guides ePortfolios Table of Contents page to view ePortfolio help guides.
SOE Instructional Design ePortfolio Development Resources
This site provides ePortfolio resources for faculty, instructors & students. Visit the SOE Instructional Design ePortfolio Development Resources page to view the resources (use your ePanther credentials to login).
Your advisor or instructors are the best people to answer questions about the content of your portfolio, due dates, or specific program requirements. If you need to contact someone about the technical aspects of ePortfolios, including any of the steps outlined above, email the portfolio support office at firstname.lastname@example.org.