The SF State ePortfolio team supports departments and individual faculty in implementing ePortfolios via Portfolium in their programs and courses respectively.
Why consider ePortfolio as part of your teaching?
Educational research shows that portfolios can encourage students to think about their learning in a broader context of career, culture and experience. The ePortfolio development process throughout a program of study may help students to become more actively involved in planning, and more responsible for achieving, their own educational and life goals. Faculty and departments can play a key role in helping students to engage in the process of learning how to collect, select, reflect, connect, build and publish & their academic and co-curricular work throughout their course of study
Student ePortfolios often contain the following:
Digital artifacts created by students that demonstrate core competencies in a major or discipline. These are typically signature assignments or projects from the student's course of study.
Written descriptions of assignments, projects, or activities that show a relationship between how the student's knowledge, skills and competencies related to a course or program objective and the students
Student's reflective writing about learned experiences and discoveries gained through the process of completing signature assignments.
Artifacts and reflective pieces may reflect both curricular and co-curricular activities. As students engage with activities on and off-campus, they may begin to post and connect and their academic work to a wider circle of relevant experiences such as:
- Work experiences
- Volunteer and community-based activities
- Leadership skills (on-campus and off)
- Professional/academic activities (conferences, presentations, performances, exhibits)
- International travel and study abroad experiences
Please explore the range of departments using ePortfolios and view some galleries to get more insight into the possibilities that ePortfolios have to offer.