Quick Start Guide to Creating an ePortfolio

Creating a New Digication ePortfolio is an easy process that can be completed in a matter of minutes. This guide walks you through everything you need to know to create an ePortfolio, begin adding your own text, photos, and documents, and share and publish for the first time.

Get Started

  • If this is your first time logging in, you will see a section at the top of your dashboard titled “Create New ePortfolio.” Select one of the templates available in this section and click “Create ePortfolio” (1).

The Digication dashboard, with a numerical guide, 1, marking a template

  • If you have previously created ePortfolios, they will appear in this section. Click “Create ePortfolio” (2).

The Digication dashboard with previously created eportfolios; a numerical guide, 2, marks 'create eportfolio'

ePortfolio Setup

  • Type the name of your ePortfolio (1). Select a template and click “Create” (2).

The 'Create your ePortfolio' page, with numerical guides marking the following: 1, ePortfolio name; 2, 'Create'

  • Depending on your Notification Settings, you may receive a Digication Notification (3) when creation has finished.

The Digication dashboard with the notifications panel open; a numerical guide, 3, marks a notification

  • Open the ePortfolio by clicking on it in the Dashboard (4).

The Digication dashboard, with a numerical guide, 4, marking an ePortfolio

Edit a Module

Modules contain your ePortfolio’s text, images, and other content. They are customizable.

Edit a Rich Text Module

  • To edit a Rich Text module, double click on the module and start typing or hover your mouse over the module to reveal “Edit” (1).

An ePortfolio with a rich text module; a numerical guide, 5, marks the module's 'edit' button

More information about adding content to your ePortfolio can be found in the help guide’s “Adding Modules and Content” section.

Move a Module

Use the Move tool to place a module in a different location (see below).

an animated screenshot demonstrating moving a module

Resize a Module

Click and drag the border or corner of a module to resize (see below).

an animated screenshot demonstrating resizing an image

Edit Module Style

Styles for a module can be selected via the module settings (1).

An ePortfolio page with a numerical guide, 1, marking a module's 'settings' button and the module settings panel open.

For additional information about the styling of sections and modules, please see the articles in “Style and Customization.”

Add a Module

  • Click “Add Content” (1).

An open ePortfolio, with a numerical guide, 1, marking 'add content'

  • Click on one of the options, such as Rich Text (2), for adding blocks of text, or Upload File” (3), for uploading images, videos, PDFs, and other file types.

The library page, with numerical guides marking the following: 2, the rich text module; 3, the upload file module

  • Please see the articles in “Add Modules and Content” for more information about adding modules to your ePortfolio.

Add a Section

  • Sections are the base layer of an individual ePortfolio page, serving as the customizable background, as well as the container for content modules. Your ePortfolio will likely contain at least one section per page when you first create it. You can add additional sections by clicking “Add Content” (1).

An open ePortfolio, with a numerical guide, 1, marking 'Add Content'

  • Click “Section” (2).

The library, with a numerical guide, 2, marking 'section'

  • The section will appear after existing sections (3).

Add Section Background

  • Add a background to the section by clicking “Settings” (4)

An ePortfolio page, with numerical guides marking the following: 3, an added section; 4, the module's 'settings' button

  • In “Section Settings,” scroll to “Bottom Layer Background.”
  • Add a colored background by selecting a color from the palette (5).
  • Add an image background by clicking “Select Image” (6).

An ePortfolio page with the 'section settings' panel open and scrolled down to 'bottom layer background'; numerical guides mark the following: 5, the palette; 6, 'select image'

  • You can add the image in several ways:
    • Click “Previous Uploads” (7) and select the image.
    • Click “Upload File” (8) and upload the image.
    • Click “Image Search” (9) and search for an image.

the library, with numerical guides marking the following: 7, 'previous uploads'; 8, 'upload file'; 9, 'image search'

  • The color or image will be added as a background to the section (10, 11).

An open ePortfolio, with a numerical guide, 10, marking the colored background of a section   An open ePortfolio, with a numerical guide, 11, marking an image background of a section

Please see “Add Sections to ePortfolio Pages” for more information about sections.

Add and Organize ePortfolio Pages

Your ePortfolio is organized into multiple pages accessed from the Navigation Menu To add or rearrange pages, unlock the header section (1), hover over the Navigation Menu, and select “Edit” (2).

An ePortfolio page, with numerical guides marking the following: 1, the 'unlock' button in the header; 2, the navigation menu 'edit' button

“Page Settings” will open. You can

  • Add (4) or delete (3) pages.

the 'page settings' page, with numerical guides marking the following: 3, 'add page'; 4, 'delete page'

  • Reorder pages by clicking handles and dragging (see below).

an animated screenshot showing 'page settings' and demonstrating how pages can be reordered through clicking and dragging

  • Create subpages by clicking and dragging pages slightly to the right (see below).

an animaged screenshot showing 'page settings' and demonstrating how pages can be made into subpages by being clicked on and dragged to the right

More information about working with the Navigation Menu can be found in “Adding and Managing Pages.”

Share and Publish your ePortfolio

  • Share and publish your ePortfolio to make changes viewable by others.
  • Click “Share” (1).

An open ePortfolio, with a numerical guide, 1, marking 'share'

  • Click “View Recommended Settings” (2).

An ePortfolio page with the 'share settings' panel open, and a numerical guide, 2, marking 'view recommended settings'

  • The recommended Settings will be displayed (3).

If you need to change any settings, please see “Share and Publish your Work for the First Time” for more information.

  • Click “Save” (4) to save your settings.

an ePortfolio with the 'share settings' panel opened for editing; numerical guides mark the following: 3, the recommended share settings; 4, 'save'

  • Next, you will be prompted to publish your changes (5).

An open ePortfolio page, with a numerical guide, 5, showing the prompt to publish

For more information about publishing, including publishing multiple pages, please see the “Publish Your Work for the First Time” section of “Share and Publish Your Work for the First Time.”

Additional Information

This guide should help you get started on creating your ePortfolio. For more in-depth assistance, please view the articles in our Help Desk Student Guide. Here are a few that may be particularly useful:

Was this article helpful?
0 out of 0 found this helpful
Have more questions? Submit a request

Comments

0 comments

Please sign in to leave a comment.