ePortfolio FAQs


Goucher College ePortfolio Questions and Topics

  1. How do I access my Goucher ePortfolio?
  2. What are the steps that I need to complete for my portfolio?
  3. How do I create my Goucher ePortfolio?
  4. How do I load files, documents, and images to my account to use in my portfolio?
  5. How do I load my picture to the Overview page of my portfolio?
  6. How do I add education history, employment history, and other information to the Overview page of my portfolio?
  7. How do I update pages in my portfolio?
  8. How do I share my portfolio with people in the Goucher ePortfolio system?
  9. How do I share my portfolio with people outside of the Goucher ePortfolio system?
  10. How do I view sample portfolios?
  11. What is a page?
  12. What are collections?
  13. What are templates?
  14. Are Goucher Programs in Education (GPE) resources available for students to set up and edit portfolios?
  15. How do I export my ePortfolio?

 


 

  1. How do I access my Goucher ePortfolio?
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    • Go to GoucherLearn (http://learn.goucher.edu)
    • Log in with your Goucher username and password
    • Click on the Goucher ePortfolios link at the bottom left-hand corner of the page
    • You will be logged into the Goucher ePortfolio system
  2. What are the steps that I need to complete for my portfolio?
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    • Copy a template to create a collection (see #3)
    • Upload your files: documents, artifacts, and reflections (see #7)
    • Upload your picture (see #8)
    • Create your resume (see #9)
    • Update the pages in your collection (see #10)
    • Share your portfolio (see #11 and #12)
  3. How do I create my Goucher ePortfolio?
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    • The first step is to copy a template for your program (e.g., Master of Arts in Teaching Template)
    • Go to Portfolio
    • Go to Templates
    • Find the template for your program
    • Click on the Copy button next to the template
    • This will create a Collection for your program
    • You can then begin to update the pages of your collection
  4. How do I load files, documents, and images to my account to use in my portfolio?
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    • As you submit papers, documents, and research for your classes, you should upload these files to your portfolio to accumulate artifacts and reflections for inclusion in your portfolio.
    • You can upload your images, documents, or other files for inclusion in pages. You can select multiple files to upload them at once. You can create folders to organize your files and documents. You can drag and drop the icons to move files between folders.
    • Go to Content
    • Go to Files
    • Upload files
    • When you upload files and documents, update the name and description to describe the artifact. Make the name meaningful and clear. Your description can be as long as you like. Remember the name and description will be displayed in your portfolio when you add a file to a page of your portfolio.
  5. How do I load my picture to the Overview page of my portfolio?
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    • Go to Content
    • Go to Files
    • Upload the picture
    • Go to Portfolio
    • Go to Pages
    • Select the edit icon for the Overview page OR Select the Overview page then select Edit this page
    • Select the Files, images, and video tab
    • Drag the Image icon on the page
    • Enter information in the Block Title box. NOTE: You can make this field blank.
    • Click on the Select button next to the picture that you would like to include
    • Click on the Save button
    • Delete the Insert your photo here text box
  6. How do I add education history, employment history, and other information to the Overview page of my portfolio?
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    • Go to Content
    • Go to Resume
    • Begin entering information into any of the fields in any section of the resume
    • Information that is entered in the resume will automatically appear on the Overview page
    • Only enter information that you would like to be seen on the Overview page of your portfolio
    • Cover letter: this is a good way to provide readers of your portfolio with your biography
    • You can enter blank start and end dates for entries in your education history or employment history
    • Information that can be included in the resume section:
      • Introduction: Cover Letter and Personal Information
      • Education & Employment: Education history and employment history
      • Achievements: Certifications, accreditations and awards; books and publications; professional memberships
      • Goals: Personal goals, Academic goals, Career goals
        Skills: Personal skills, Academic skills, Work skills
      • Interests
  7. How do I update pages in my portfolio?
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    • Go to Portfolio
    • Go to Pages
    • Select the edit icon to update a page in the portfolio
    • You can drag and drop content blocks to create or update your page
    • Once you drag a content block to the page, you will be shown directions to select that will be displayed for the content block
    • For each of the following tabs, you will find different content blocks to use for your page:
      • Files, images and video
      • Journals
      • General Profile
      • Resume
      • External content
  8. How do I share my portfolio with people in the Goucher ePortfolio system?
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    • Go to Portfolio
    • Go to Share
    • Click on the Edit icon under “Edit access” for the collection that you would like to share
    • Click on “Share with other users and groups”
    • Click on the dropdown box and change the value from “Friends” to “Users”
    • Type in the name of the person and hit Enter
    • The name of the person should be displayed
    • Click on the Add button next to the name of the person
    • The person that you have added will be displayed
    • Click on the Save button
    • NOTE: If the person is not displayed during the search, check the spelling of the name or use part of the name for the search. If the name cannot be found, contact the person to be sure that they are a part of the Goucher ePortfolio system. If they are not they should access the system or you can share your portfolio using the Secret URL technique.
  9. How do I share my portfolio with people outside of the Goucher ePortfolio system?
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    • Go to Portfolio
    • Go to Share
    • Click on the Edit icon under “Secret URLs” for the collection that you would like to share
    • Click on the Add button next to New secret URL
    • The URL will be displayed
    • Email the URL to people who you would like to view your portfolio
  10. How do I view sample portfolios?
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  11. What is a page?
    (back to top) A page allows you to load any type of content to your portfolio: files, images, video, journals, notes, external content.
  12. What are collections?
    (back to top) A Collection is a set of pages that are linked to one another and have the same access permissions. You can create as many collections as you like, but a page cannot appear in more than one collection.
  13. What are templates?
    (back to top) Templates are sets of related collections. When you copy a template, all collections and pages inside it will be copied to your portfolio.
  14. Are Goucher Programs in Education (GPE) resources available for students to set up and edit portfolios?
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  15. How do I export my ePortfolio?
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    To export your ePortfolio click the “Portfolio” tab and then click “Export.” Then choose the export format and the content you wish to export.