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:
- Enter your tags and hit “Add Tag”:
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:
- 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
- Academic awards and honors
- memberships in professional organizations
- Certifications, WHMIS etc.
Adding Files from your Computer as Artifacts
- 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)
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)
- Click “View” to view the feedback on the assessment
- Click “Add to ePortfolio”
- Give your Artifact a name (1), add a description and tags if you wish and click “Add” (2) when done.
Creating forms for surveys, self-reflection, or self and peer evaluation through forms
Forms are a powerful tool that will integrate with your course content and a users ePortfolio. Forms can be used for surveys, guided reflections, self-assessment, peer-evaluation and more. Forms are the only way for a student to fill out a rubric and completed forms can be easily submitted to a dropbox for instructor assessment.
Creating a Form
- Click on “New Form Template” button
- Name your Form Template (1), ad a Description if desired (2), and click “Save”
- Click on “Add System Field” button to choose what user data you would like to collect when the form is filled out
- Select what data you would like to include in your form (1) and click “Add” (2)
- Give the Field a Name (1), decide if it’s required or not (2), and select what Data Type you would like (3)
- In this example “Drop-down List” was selected as the Data Type. Fill in any required information (1), decide on any optional settings (2), and click “Save” (3)
- Click “Add Custom Field” to continue adding fields.
- Fill in the required fields (1), select your Data Type (2), click on “Which data type should I choose?” (3) if you need an explanation on data types, fill in any optional fields (4), click “Save” (5) when done.
Using Forms Allows for Self and Peer Evaluation
Forms will allow for self and peer evaluation through the use of rubrics. Rubrics will need to be published in the course shell and the “Advanced Availability”, “Allow new associations in ePortfolio” option will need to be selected.
- Select “Rubric Evaluation” as your custom Data Type
- Give your Field a name (1), Click on “Select Rubric” (2) button (Note: You will have had to build the Rubric into LEARN already and have it published), click “Save” (3)
Making a Form Available to Students
- Click on “Course Content”, and “Content”.
- Click or create the Module you would like the Form to be added to (1), click on “Add Existing Activities” menu (2), click on “Form Templates” (3)
- Click on the Form you wish to add
- The Form is now added to the content