If you would like further information about ePortfolios, contact the Centre for Education Futures.
ePortfolios allow students to reflect on experiences, plan learning, upload evidence of learning activities, and to showcase their abilities.
ePortfolios provide students with a way to reflect on and demonstrate their learning and achievements. They can be used for personal development or professional presentation, and in higher education, for staff to give guidance and feedback through assessment. This JISC guide is a starting point for more information about ePortfolios.
The use of ePortfolios seems to work best when implemented and scaffolded across a whole course, with a particular emphasis on course outcomes, professional competencies or, in the case of UWA, educational principles.
UWA uses Blackboard Portfolio, which enables students to create and manage their own ePortfolios. The Blackboard Portfolio tool also enables staff to provide the following through their unit:
The following guides will help you set up portfolio use in your LMS unit. This information is also provided under 'Staff LMS Help' in the LMS.
How to share portfolios within a unit