This video takes viewers through the specifics of Digication, and what distinguishes it from other online ePortfolio platforms. You learn about some global features of the database, like how portfolios can be searched or tagged within a hosted environment or be made publically available. Learn about how the Digication experience differs from a teacher's point of view and a student's point of view, and how the course covers both perspectives in detail.
- [Narrator] The first thing you see when you log in to Digication will be the main dashboard, which has direct links to all areas of Digication associated with the user's account. The first area on the homepage is your My E-porfolios area which shows all e-portfolios that you've created whether you've made them public or not. It will also show you any e-portfolios to which you've been given conditional permissions. Like if you've been given viewership privileges to someone else's, otherwise private, e-portfolio for example.
Below this, you'll see the My Courses area, which lists any courses, past or present, to which you've been enrolled. Though courses in which you're currently active will be listed first. Further down, you can find the communities area, which is set up for any groups of users in an organization outside of a normal classroom situation, like clubs or professional groups who might want to make e-portfolios a part of their operation. Below this, you can find the assessment area in which teachers will sometimes see collections of e-portfolios on which they've been asked to provide commentary, whether for teaching or departmental purposes.
Finally, on the right hand side of the dashboard you'll see the My Updates area. Whenever anything changes in you e-portfolio profile you'll see it here. This includes any updates on e-portfolios which you've chosen to follow; as well as any comments other users may have made on your own e-portfolio. But that's not all you can do on the top level of organization, you also have access to several other system wide features. First, there's the people area, which pulls up an email directory of anybody in the system whose contact information is available at your level.
This can be helpful for getting into contact with colleagues or classmates. Next, you've got an expanded courses area which provides some more robust searching capabilities. After this, you can find the e-portfolios tab which pulls up a database of portfolios created by users throughout your organization, and which you can search through in a variety of ways. This is excellent for getting a sense of how other students or users approach the process of using e-portfolios and the different shapes that they can take.
Recently created portfolios or portfolios designated as featured by administrators will be displayed prominently but you also have several other searching options here. Finally, you've got the subscriptions area. If you find an e-portfolio that really resonates with you you can choose to subscribe to its' contents. And anything new associated with that e-portfolio will be featured here. So those are some of the thing available within the top layer of Digication.
While most work in Digication is handled at the e-portfolio level, it is important for users to also take advantage of these system-wide capabilities, which are designed to make Digication feel like a community, in addition to a portfolio platform.
- 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