Faculty/Staff – Using the ePortfolio

Along with incorporating assessment of skills, Career Connect will help faculty and staff with the integration of the ePortfolio into their course or program. The ePortfolio is a digital repository for documenting and connecting learning experiences throughout a student's education. The ePortfolio encourages students to have a broad perspective on the big picture and promotes a more integrated individual.

You can use the ePortfolio system a few different ways with your students:

Provide the ePortfolio as a resource.

You can add Foliotek to your Canvas course navigation and make it a tool that all students see. This is only recommended when you do not have a specific ePortfolio assignment for your class.

  • Enter your Canvas Course or dev site.
  • Click on “settings” in the left navigation menu.
  • Click on “navigation”
  • Scroll until you see “Foliotek” under hidden items.
  • Click on “Foliotek” and drag it to the items that are not hidden from students.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and save.
  • Now, you and your students will be able to access Foliotek and see all resources available within the system.

 

Require students to create an Identity Page

In Foliotek, there are resources that help students develop a personal identity page that can be shared.

  • The Identity page is similar to Linkedin, but is a bit easier to build and is recommended as a good starter page for students. Learn more about it here.
  • To add the ID page as an assignment in your course:
    • Enter your Canvas Course or dev site.
    • Click on assignments and create a new assignment.
    • Insert a title and description of the assignment so students are aware of what you expect them to complete.
    • Under “submission type,” click the dropdown and select “external tool.”
    • Click “Find” and select “Foliotek Content Selection.”
    • Click “assignment” to be presented with appropriate options.
    • Select “pages” and then click on “Identity Page.”
    • **Do not click the incomplete/complete assignment option.
    • Click the checkmark and then click “select” in under “Configure external tool.”
    • Then add any other details like due dates, points, etc., and then save and publish your assignment.
    • Students will be able to view the assignment and submit it for you to review via speedgrader in canvas.

 

Career and Academic Readiness Resources to Foliotek

We have a series of career preparation and academic readiness materials available. As faculty and staff, you can assign specific components to students to support their success. To learn more, contact Melanie Mitchell (Melanie.mitchell@unt.edu). If you already know what you would like to use and want to add it to your class, follow these steps:

  • Enter your Canvas Course or dev site.
  • Click on assignments and create a new assignment.
  • Insert a title and description of the assignment so students are aware of what you expect them to complete.
  • Under “submission type,” click the dropdown and select “external tool.”
  • Click “Find” and select “Foliotek Content Selection.”
  • Click “assignment” to be presented with appropriate options.
  • Select “activities” and then click on the appropriate pathway item you are interested in using.
  • **Do not click the incomplete/complete assignment option.
  • Click the checkmark and then click “select” in under “Configure external tool.”
  • Then add any other details like due dates, points, etc., and then save and publish your assignment.

 

Assign an ePortfolio or Project Template specific to your student’s work

You can assign an ePortfolio or Project Template specific to your student’s work, assignment in class, or co-curricular activity. 

If you have never worked with Connect before and are interested in understanding how to create a unique ePortfolio or Project Template for your class or co-curricular activity, please reach out to Jordan Rogers (Jordan.Rogers@unt.edu) or Melanie Mitchell (Melanie.Mitchell@unt.edu) to get started.

Creating a template also allows you to add a UNT-wide marketable skill assessment and help students articulate the relevance of this evidence beyond the context of your course or co-curricular activity and as something that is relevant to their future goals.