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Course Content – learner

July 26, 2018

View course content

Use the Content tool to access course materials, complete required activities, and monitor your completion progress on topics contained within each course module.

Content tool overview for learners

An overview of the Content tool

1) When you access a course’s Content tool for the first time, the first page you land on is the Overview, which instructors might use to post the course syllabus and introductory material. If your instructor has left the Overview blank you will not see it listed and you will land on the Table of Contents.

2) Topics you bookmark appear in a list on the Bookmarks page. The number beside the Bookmarks link indicates how many bookmarks you have.

3) The Course Schedule page lists course material due dates, start dates, end dates, overdue course activities, and all events within the course from the Calendar tool for the next seven days. The number of overdue items in the course appears in red. Course events are also listed in the Calendar tool.

Note: Adding a due date to a content item that is associated to an assignment submissions folder will override an end date that is also set on the same Assignments.

4) The Table of Contents panel lists all modules available in your course. If numbers appear beside each module name in the Table of Contents panel it indicates that topics are being tracked for completion, and that you have a number of topics you have not accessed.

5) The course content options located on the Table of Contents page allow you to download your course content in zip file format.

6) Print your course outline, or navigate to a module’s landing page to print a module’s outline.

Print a content topic

The print function may not be available for all file types.

  1. Click on a document topic.
  2. Click  Print or click  Download and print from your computer.

View overdue Content topics

View a list of all overdue content topics within a course in the Overdue tab in the Course Schedule area. The topics on this list are sorted from most to least overdue. You can click the topic to immediately access and complete the topic. Only topics with a set due date but no end date or an end date later than the due date appear on this list since you must have time remaining after the due date to access and complete the topic. The Overdue tab only appears if you have content topics that are not complete by the set deadline.

The number of overdue topics in the  Overdue tab appears in red beside Course Schedule in the Content menu. When you access an overdue topic, it disappears from the list in the Overdue tab. When you complete all overdue topics, the Overdue tab disappears from the Course Schedule area.

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ePortfolio in LEARN

March 20, 2018

LEARN ePortfolio

Brightspace ePortfolio is a personal portfolio tool for storing, organizing, reflecting on and sharing items that represent your learning. You can include items such as documents, graphics, audio files, videos, presentations, and coursework to demonstrate your improvement or mastery in certain areas.

You can control what items you want to include in your portfolio, how they are organized, and who you want to share them with. When you share items with your peers, mentors, or potential employers, you can give them permission to view items, edit items, see or add comments, and see or add assessments to receive feedback.

Getting Started

Use this handy ePortfolio Learning Roadmap developed by Mohawk College to learn terminology and start navigating the ePortfolio tool in LEARN.

Creating and Adding Artifacts to your ePortfolio

Creating and Editing your ePortfolio Presentation

Presentations let you compile Brightspace ePortfolio items into a web project to showcase your achievements. Your presentations can have multiple pages. Presentations provide a polished, professional medium to demonstrate your learning and accomplishments.

Submitting, Sharing and Exporting Your ePortfolio Items/Presentation

Instructor Resources

Most use cases of ePortfolio are user-led, however, instructors can create workflows for self-reflection, self or peer evaluation, and incorporate assessment activities to interface with ePortfolio.

ePortfolio – Transferring to MyDesire2Learn

March 20, 2018

Keeping/Maintaining your Portfolio after Graduation

You are able to transfer artifacts from your ePortfolio to a free service provided at myDesire2Learn.

ePortfolio – Navbar

March 19, 2018

Adding ePortfolio to you Navbar

  • Enter your course, Click “Edit Course”

Adding ePortfolio to you Navbar;Enter your course, Click "Edit Course"

  • Click “Navigation & Themes”

;Click "Navigation & Themes"

  •  Click the dropdown menu connected to the default Nav bar (1), click “Copy” (2)

;Click the dropdown menu connected to the default Nav bar (1), click "Copy" (2)

  •  Click the name of the new navbar copy to edit

;Click the name of the new navbar copy to edit

  •  Rename your Navbar (1), Click “Add Links” (2)

;Rename your Navbar (1), Click "Add Links" (2)

  •  Select the Navbar items you wish to add (1), in this case, “ePortfolio” and click “Add” (2)

;Select the Navbar items you wish to add (1), in this case "ePortfolio" and click "Add" (2)

  •  You are able to move the new link by clicking and dragging it. (1)
  • When done, click “Save and Close” (2)

;You are able to move the new link by clicking and dragging it. (1)
 When done, click "Save and Close" (2)

  •  Click the “Active Navbar” dropdown and select your new Navbar, (1) click “Apply” (2)

;Click the "Active Navbar" dropdown and seelct your new Navbar, (1) click "Apply" (2)

ePortfolio – Tagging Artifacts

March 19, 2018

Tags

Tags are words you associate with your artifacts or items to make them easier to find within your ePortfolio.

You can search for items with specific tags. When searching for or adding tags, other users tags are shown for easy searching. For example, searching for or utilizing a tag named Creative will show the number of times it has been used as a tag.

  • To make a multiple-word tag, place double quotes around the entire phrase. For example typing “winter project” makes the two words a single tag.
  • To make a private tag that only you can see, type an @ symbol in front of the tag. For example typing @draft adds a private @draft tag to an item that other users will not see when you share the item with them.
  • To make a private multiple-word tag, put the at symbol before the quotation marks, for example: @”rough draft”.
  • To add tags to an existing artifact first click “edit” from its drop-down menu:
    Edit artifact menu item
  • Enter your tags and hit “Add Tag”:Add tags field

ePortfolio – Creating and Uploading Files as Artifacts

March 19, 2018

Artifacts in ePortfolio

There are several different types of files that you can upload to your presentation.

Artifacts used in ePortfolios are digital evidence of your learning, experience, achievements and goals. They are the building blocks of everything you do within the ePortfolio tool. An artifact can be almost any kind of file.

The artifacts you collect should have a purpose in demonstrating a skill or competency. You should collect a wide range of artifacts so you have many options to choose from when you build a presentation. Examples of artifacts you can include are:

  • Writing
    • Papers, projects, and writing samples
    • Journal/blog entries
    • Word, PDF, etc.
  • Projects, Assignments
    • Group projects
    • Examples of work from the class
    • Video and audio clips
    • Photographs, images, artwork
  • Work experience
    • Co-op and work experience
    • Community and service learning
    • Examples of Prior Learning
  • Other
    • Academic awards and honors
    • Grades
    • memberships in professional organizations
    • Certifications, WHMIS etc.

Uploading Artifacts

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Adding Files from your Computer as Artifacts

  • Click “Add Files”

;Click "Add Files"

  •  Click “Upload” or drag and drop your file

;Click "Upload" or drag and drop your file

  •  After uploading your file you can “Add tags” (1), and when done click “Add to Portfolio” (2)

;After uploading your file you can "Add tags" (1), and when done click "Add to Portfolio" (2)

Adding Assessments etc. as Artifacts in ePortfolio

You are able to add course content as reflections as well as add feedback, grades, assessments etc. as artifacts.

  • Find what you would like to add.
  • In this example, “Assessments”(1), “Dropbox”(2)

Adding Assessments etc. as Artifacts in ePortfolio;You are able to add course content as reflections as well as feedback, assessments etc. as artifacts. Find what you would like to add. In this example, "Assessments"(1), "Dropbox"(2)

  •  Click “View” to view the feedback on the assessment

;Click "View" to view the feedback on the assessment

  •  Click “Add to ePortfolio”

;Click "Add to ePortfolio"

  •  Give your Artifact a name (1), add a description and tags if you wish and click “Add” (2) when done.

;Give your Artifact a name (1), add a description and tags if you wish and click "Add" (2) when done.

ePortfolio – sharing an artifact or presentation

March 19, 2018

Sharing an Artifact or Presentation

  • Access your ePortfolio and click to view “My Items”

Sharing an Artifact or Presentation;Access your ePortfolio and click to view "My Items"

  • Click the menu button (1) for the item you wish to share and then click “Share” (2)

;Click the menu button (1) for the item you wish to share and then click "Share" (2)

  • Click “Add Users and Groups” (1) to share this artifact with your instructor or classmates.
  • “Allow public viewing of presentation” (2) will only be available for Presentations. To share this way you will add the checkmark to that box and distribute the “Share URL” with those you wish to view the presentation. Removing the checkmark will remove the ability to view the presentation from the URL.
  • “Show Visibility Options” (3) will allow you to set a start and end date for the visibility of your presentation.

;Click "Add Users and Groups" (1) to share this artifact with your instructor or classmates. "Allow public viewing of presentation" (2) will only be available for Presentations. To share this way you will add the checkmark to that box and distribute the "Share URL" with those you wish to view the presentation. Removing the checkmark will remove the ability to view the presentation from the URL. "Show Visibility Options" (3) will allow you to set a start and end date for the visibility of your presentation.

  • After clicking “Add Users and Groups” and selecting users to share your artifact with you will have the ability to “Assign Permissions” to control how the users can interact with your artifact.

;After clicking "Add Users and Groups" and selecting users to share your artifact with you will have the ability to "Assign Permissions" to controll how the users can interact with your artifact.

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ePortfolio – Presentation

March 18, 2018

Creating a Presentation

  • Access your ePortfolio and click “New Presentation”

Creating a Presentation;Access you ePortfolio and click "New Presentation"

  • Give your Presentation a Name, add a description and any tags you would like, click Save.
  • Click “Content/Layout”

;Give your Presentation a Name, add a description and any tags you would like, click Save. Click "Content/Layout"

  • Select any optional navigation or layout settings by clicking “Edit Presentation Navigation”(1), or “Edit Page Layout”(2).
  • To create a new page click the “New Page” icon (3)

;Select any optional navigation or layout settings by clicking "Edit Presentation Navigation"(1), or "Edit Page Layout"(2). To create a new page click the "New Page" icon (3)

  • Give your new page a “Page Name” (1), apply any settings (2), and “Save” (3)

;Give your new page a "Page Name" (1), apply any settings (2), and "Save" (3)

  • To re-order your pages click the “Reorder pages” button

;To re-order your pages click the "Reorder pages" button

  • To add content to your Presentation click the page you wish to add to (1), and then “Add Component” (2)

;To add content to your Presentation click the page you wish to add to (1), and then "Add Component" (2)

  • Click the content you would like to add to your Presentation

;Click the content you would like to add to your Presentation

  • Clicking “Banner” (1) will allow you to rename your presentation’s banner, “Theme” (2) allows you to pick a new theme for your presentation.
  • You are able to preview (3) themes, and click “Select” (4) to choose a new theme.
  • At any point when building your Presentation you can click “View Presentation” (5) to see what it looks like.

Options for changing the Banner and Theme

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ePortfolio – submitting artifact to dropbox

March 18, 2018

Submitting an ePortfolio Artifact as a Dropbox Assignment

  • First you will have had to add your artifact to your ePortfolio.
  • To submit it to the Dropbox click “Assessments” (1) and “Dropbox” (2).

Submitting an ePortfolio Artifact as a Dropbox Assignment;First you will have had to add your artifact to your ePortfolio. To submit it to the Dropbox click "Assessments" (1) and "Dropbox" (2).

  • Find the dropbox you wish to submit the artifact to and click it’s title.

;Find the dropbox you wish to submit the artifact to and click it's title.

  •  Click on “Add a File” button as you would submitting any file.

; Click on "Add a File" button as you would submitting any file.

  •  Click on “ePortfolio”

; Click on "ePortfolio"

  • Select the ePortfolio item you wish to submit (1) and then click “Select Item” (2)

;Select the ePortfolio item you wish to submit (1) and then click "Select Item" (2)

  • You will now see your artifact attached (1), you are able to add any comments (2) you wish, and when ready hit “Submit” (3).

;You will now see your artifact attached (1), you are able to add any comments (2) you wish, and when ready hit "Submit" (3). You will receive a confirmation page and email.

  • You will receive a confirmation page and email.