EPortfolio Items and Collections
WSU instructors currently using Brightspace and interested in using electronic portfolios in their Brightspace courses.
This article describes the steps involved in using the Brightspace ePortfolio tool to add artifacts, tags, and collections to an ePortfolio.
What is an artifact?
An artifact is an individual piece of evidence that demonstrates learning has occurred.
Examples of artifacts include:
What is a tag?
Tags are keywords you assign to your artifacts to help identify them and to make them easier to find in a search. Artifacts can have more than one tag.
What is a collection?
Collections are groups of artifacts, reflections, presentations, and learning modules. Ani item can belong to more than one collection.
What is a presentation?
Presentations are a compilation of artifacts into a multi-paged showcase of your achievements. Presentations have themes similar to websites. Presentations are often used to display work to others in the outside world.
Creating and Adding Items and Collections
A portfolio is a collection, curation, and display area for artifacts that represent the skills and knowledge of the owner. Therefore, a portfolio (whether electronic or a more traditional medium) is worthless without its artifacts.
Artifacts can include papers, videos, podcasts, photographs, audio recordings, reflections, or whatever the curator decides in important. Over time, the curator of the site can add, reorganize, or remove artifacts as needed.
Creating and adding artifacts through the Brightspace ePortfolio tool is the first step.
If you would like more information on how the Brightspace ePortfolio tool can be used to create and curate electronic portfolios, refer to More Information below.
Brightspace ePortfolio Instructor Guide
There are a step-by-step instructions on how to use the ePortfolio tool in the Brightspace ePortfolio Instructor Gide.
Related Wiki Topics
D2L Overview Topics
- The International Journal of ePortfolio
- PEARL: Publications on ePortfolio: Archives of the Research Landscape
- Catalyst for Learning
- The Field Guide to ePortfolios: Why it Matters for Learning
For a complete listing of topics, select from the category list below.