ePortfolios at UNI - Home
The use of electronic portfolios (eportfolios) allows students to demonstrate competencies and reflect on experiences, documenting academic preparation, co-curricular participation, and career readiness. UNI's eportfolio system, called ifolio, allows students to enhance their learning through a better understanding of their strengths/weaknesses and areas that need improvement in order to meet academic, personal, and career goals. ifolio focuses on learning portfolios, demonstrating and documenting student learning taking place over time. It is a tool serving as a repository of work (artifacts), comments, and reflections as a student progresses through their discipline and academic courses. Digital artifacts that students place in their ifolio can be used to demonstrate and assess learning at the course, program, department, and institutional level.
The guidelines and information from Getting Started with ifolio can help you decide if your program or department could benefit from using ifolio and offers steps to follow for developing an electronic portfolio that meets the needs of your students and your program.
Please see more general information on eportfolios below.
What are eportfolios?
- ePortfolio is short for electronic portfolio.
- Digital collections of personal & professional information about a learner.
- Representation of accomplishments, goals, experiences, and other personalized records.
- Can be presented to instructors, schools, employers, or other entities.
How are eportfolios used?
- Document and reflect on learning over time.
- Provide evidence of meeting professional standards and/or core competencies.
- Provide evidence of learning and achievement for career planning.
- Institutional documentation for assessment, program review and accreditation.
What might an eportfolio contain?
- Digital artifacts of learning
- Personal information
- Evidence of standards attainment
- Interests and values
- Peer review and comments
- Test and examination results
- Involvement in activities
- Links among artifacts, goals, reflections, etc.
- Dynamically constructed views and presentations
- Audio and video documents
How do you create an eportfolio?
- Can be as simple as an organized collection of files on a CD or DVD.
- Could be a web-based interface linking to various files of different types of media.
- Numerous programs have been developed specifically as eportfolio systems.