ePortfolio: Ideas for Incorporating ePortfolio in Your Course

Best practices for using ePortfolio at Pace.

Instructors can create their own ePortfolios to help their students better understand their professional accomplishments and background

→ Instructors can create a group for their course (see tutorial: “How to Create a Group” on www.pace.edu/eportfolio)

  • Can be used to have students submit assignments
  • Instructors can post certain course materials for students in the group to view. Students can post in the forums within the group in a time-stamped post to comment on the material.
    Examples: Dr. Anstendig's ENG 201 group; Dr. Poe's "Capstone Seminar: Literature Between World's" group

→ On the Introduction page, students can post the goals they hope to achieve by the end of the course and/or semester. They can also post the skills they have developed.

Students can use the Overall Reflection box of the Introduction page to emphasize what they have learned during the course. This box can also be used for a midterm and/or final reflection statement.

By using the feedback option on the bottom of a student’s view, instructors can give students feedback and/or a grade, and other students can offer peer responses.  The feedback can be public or private.

→ Use the journals feature to have students reflect on readings, videos, and other forms of course material

    • students can title a journal after a particular course, book, or assignment and use each entry to build on their thoughts

→ ePortfolios can be a forum for projects

      • Students can post videos, images and blogs in addition to the traditional paper/presentation
        Example: Dr. Poe’s Cultural Literacy Project