Q: How do I get to Albertus' ePortfolio?
A: Go to eportfolio.albertus.edu to log in to the Albertus ePortfolio system.
Q: How is the ePortfolio system different from eLearning?
A: The ePortfolio is a learner-centered environment. It provides a place in which an individual can demonstrate learning over a period of time by posting reflections and by submitting artifacts. It differs from eLearning in terms of its student driven approach, rather than eLearning, which focuses on the delivery of course content. Both ePortfolio and eLearning are important in order to assess the overarching goal of reaching educational objectives.
Q: Is there a connection between eLearning and ePortfolio?
A: At the moment, there is not a direct link between these tools. However, at some point students will be able to work in eLearning and easily send selected items to their ePortfolios. This will allow for easier collection and management of academic work.
Q: Where can I find support for ePortfolio?
A: You can find support by clicking here
Q: What system does Albertus use for its ePortfolio?
A: Albertus Magnus uses the Mahara ePortfolio tool, an open-source tool.
Q: Is the ePortfolio system restricted to first-year students?
A: No. In fact, the ePortfolio tool will be opened to a larger audience of students coming up in Fall 2012. Any instructor who would like to use ePortfolio for a class will be able to do so. However, the instructor must contact Information Technology Services before the class begins to allow time for member uploads.
Q: How does Albertus Magnus stay current with information from the ePortfolio community?
A: The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence maintains information on ePortfolio best practices. In Spring 2012, a faculty circle consisting of thirteen members evaluated and discussed ePortfolio practices on campus. Albertus is actively involved with AAEEBL and attends the World ePortfolio summit in Boston each year. Albertus is also a member of the Mahara User Group, an international team of Mahara ePortfolio users and programmers that works to integrate new ideas and practices for the ePortfolio community.