ePortfolios are a type of artifact in Student Learning and Licensure (SL&L.) ePortfolios allow students to create a single “document” that may contain many different kinds of content. ePortfolios have many uses. Most often, though, ePortfolios are used to gather and document work completed across a student’s program, along with students’ reflections and narratives.
ePortfolios can be submitted as part of SL&L activities and, as with any other submitted artifact, be assessed using rubrics. One common workflow is to have students build one portion of a portfolio and submit it for assessment. Over the course of a program, a student adds more portions to the portfolio, submitting for assessment along the way. At the end of the program, students have a completed Program portfolio, and can submit to a final, or “capstone” assessment.
To ensure students are building all the required components into their portfolio, SL&L Administrators can construct an ePortfolio template. An ePortfolio template provides the structure and format of a portfolio and contains “fill-in-the-blank” components. The template can then be copied by students and populated with their own content.