As the Fall semester nears its close, the pressures of assignments, papers and finals can be a little overwhelming. This can be especially true for first-year students new to using an ePortfolio. Setting up and posting assignments to an ePortfolio can be frustrating, but Salt Lake Community College offers help to those who don’t know how to create, or even know what one is.
The ePortfolio is an online collection of “signature assignments” from all required general education courses. It is intended to reflect a student’s experience and education at Salt Lake Community College and gives students a digital portfolio of his or her best academic work. This portfolio can be attached to various applications, including those for jobs, scholarships, internships and specialty schools.
There are three different suggested websites to use to build your ePortfolio. They are Weebly.com, WordPress.com and Yola.com. Each offers different features, but any of these platforms will meet the required layout of the ePortfolio. All three are free to use. WordPress.com is less user-friendly than the others, but allows for more storage space and more personalization options. There is a separate website that contains tools such as YouTube videos which instruct students on how to use each platform.
Other websites are also allowed as long as they are able to meet the required ePortfolio layout guidelines. Websites that do not meet the acceptable guidelines include MySpace, Facebook, Blogger and other similar social networking sites.
SLCC offers a variety of options to help students build an ePortfolio. Students enrolled in a Computer Information Systems (CIS) course are taught the ins and outs of the ePortfolio and even create one in class.
For those who tested out of CIS or plan on taking it later, the Taylorsville Redwood Campus offers hands-on workshops to help you build an ePortfolio that meets the required layout and guidelines. These workshops are hour-long sessions that can be scheduled with an ePorfolio-trained faculty member on the library’s website.
In addition, the Learning Center also offers tutors trained and available to help at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus in AD 218, South City Campus in N308 and the Jordan Campus in B105 during their hours of operation.
For general questions and ePortfolio tutorials, visit www.slcc.edu/gened/eportfolio.
To schedule a meeting with an ePortfolio-trained faculty member, visit www.libweb.slcc.edu