What are ePortfolios?
ePortfolios are digital portfolios that showcase collections of artifacts. They can be created individually by learners or as a group collaborative project. You may also have seen ePortfolios created at the institution level. Perhaps you want to start your own ePortfolio to archive and reflect on a topic such as your professional development.
Reflecting on the artifacts shared is essential. It’s not just about posting all assignments created for a class. Meaningful pieces are chosen, shared and reflected upon. Watch the following video for a brief introduction
What online tools can be used?
There are a wide variety of online tools that can be used to create ePortfolios. You may want to require that all students use the same online tool or give them the option to choose the one that best fits their needs.
Here are just a few of the many other tools that might be useful for creating ePortfolios
How are ePortfolios assessed?
You may have your own assessment techniques already planned for ePortfolios. Consider assessing ePortfolios with a rubric. Here is an example of an ePortfolio rubric that may inspire you
EPortfolio (Digital Portfolio) Rubric-University of Wisconsin-Stout
You may also be interesting in trying peer assessment with students.
Where can I find out more about ePortfolios?
If you are looking for a place to start reading more about this topic here are a few links
Please keep in mind that this is only a starting point. You may need to do some research on your own to find out more about ePortfolios. Another idea is to search online to see real examples of the wide variety of ePortfolios learners are creating.