Pages are the top level of organization within an ePortfolio, and set the patterns of development for subsequent content. This video covers creating new pages in a Digication ePortfolio, as well as organizing, customizing, and deleting existing pages.
- [Instructor] Pages is the ePortfolio term used to describe the top level of organization in a portfolio. These different areas identified in the top horizontal bar. Most digication templates will begin with a preset number of pages. Including the default template. Frequently though, you'll want to customize that content, adding or deleting ePortfolio pages. To pull up the pages editor, just head on up to the nav bar, and select any part of the nav bar not already linking to a page. The conditional nav bar that pops up has three commands.
The sunburst icon pulls up the style editor, which lets you customize font and background appearance. And the compass icon allows you to move the nav bar location. The remaining icon, which looks like a pencil, pulls up a conditional menu. Which lets you work with ePortfolio sections in bulk, editing them as you see fit. To add a new page, select add new page. Which will bring up a new pages area. Move the cursor to where you can type in the page content, and then title it anything you'd like.
We'll go with artistic influences. If you'd like to add another page after this, just hit the return key. Now if you don't like the location of a page, all you need to do is click and hold on the hamburger icon next to the page name. Which will allow you to drag it around to any location you would like. To edit a page's custom URL, just select the gear icon on the right hand side of the page bar. You can adjust it here to anything that you see fit. You can even designate it as a private URL, which means that only you can see it.
Or designate it as a heading, which gives it a presence in the nav bar, but means it isn't clickable. So it's essentially a category placeholder. Finally, to delete a page, you select the trash can icon. Now here's a big warning, if you delete a page, you also delete all of its contents. But your changes aren't final until you select save here at the bottom of the screen. So if you accidentally hit delete, don't panic. Just exit out of the interface by selecting the X up here, and no adjustments will actually be made.
Since we're making an ePortfolio that's for an art student in our example, I'm going to make some quick adjustments to create sections that lend themselves to that purpose. So I'll see you in a moment. Okay, we've made our adjustments. We've now got a home page, an artist bio page, a description of artistic influences, some pages that show off specific artistic projects, and a page for reflection about the course. There's no content on any of these yet, but that's okay. We can take care of that later.
In the meantime, we're going to select save. Some of these changes involved deleting previous sections, so we type delete to confirm that deletion. Say yes, delete it. Our changes will save, and now all of our new sections are present and accounted for. Personally when I make ePortfolio's and teach them to others, I always encourage making page organization one of the initial steps. Pages with a top level of organization, and effectively titled pages, not only help users be able to navigate the portfolio quickly, but they can also help establish a portfolio's identity.
And even suggest a probable path that a user should take. While also establishing the portfolio's theme. Setting up pages and deciding on their order isn't just a procedural move therefore. It's a logistical one, and a rhetorical one as well.
- What are ePortfolios?
- Navigating the interface
- Adding and customizing slides
- Creating a Digication ePortfolio
- Adding text-based and multimedia content
- Adding new pages
- Making your ePortfolio available
- Digication for teachers
- Creating an assignment
- Presenting ePortfolios to students