You are encouraged to use any available platform or tool to create your EmTech ePortfolio. A few of the many freely-available ePortfolio tools that you can use to build your portfolio can be located through EmTechWIKI and searching the ePortfolio category.
Digication is a leading provider of ePortfolio and assessment management systems. Digication develops its platform with students, faculty, programs, and institutions’ needs in mind, and enables institutions to close the loop that links student learning to institutional assessment and reporting.
New Digication (This version is used in #EmTechMOOC)
Quick-Start Guide for the New Digication ePortfolios will provide basic information about how to get started using the New Digication.
Getting Started with New Digication video tutorials introduce many of the features you will use to create and edit your ePortfolio.
Digication Student Guide contains more in-depth information about creating your ePortfolio.
You need to Publish your ePortfolio every time you make any changes. You can select the blue “Publish Changes” button, but it is best to go to your main ePortfolio setting and select Publish Pages. If you use the #EmTechMOOC template, you will be prompted to accept the recommended permission settings the first time you publish. If you use the default Digication template, then you will need to go to the Settings menu to adjust permissions. The (2 minute) video tutorial and the images below show the process of publishing and setting permissions. The Digication Support website has additional information about publishing and how to set permissions in the New version of Digication.
The video below shows the steps needed to set permissions and publish an ePortfolio.
The following image shows the setting to make an ePortfolio public.
Use the Publish Pages menu to ensure all changes are published.
The easiest way to ensure your portfolio is viewable to the public is to either log out of Digication or switch to a different browser and then reload your portfolio to see if it displays.
Modify the Header Slide and Site Menus on All Pages of Your Site
Add Your Digital Badges to Your ePortfolio
If you’re using the New Digication, there’s now a Credly Badge Module to make it easier. You can add the Credly module to any page of your ePortfolio and then log in to your Credly account to select the badges you’d like to display. Each badge can be resized and positioned on the page using the module and resize tools allowing you to display your badges alongside examples of work and reflections on your skills and experiences. There are also more general instructions on how to claim and share your Credly badges in your ePortfolio and on your social media networks.