We are excited to remind you of the upcoming system-wide upgrade to New Digication on September 1, 2018. Many schools opted to upgrade early and we are inspired by all the incredible ePortfolios that have been created by students, faculty and administrators using the new features and functionality over the last two years since we first released New Digication.
Thank you to all the project leaders, system administrators, faculty and student mentors that have been guiding their school communities in embracing the changes. We feel so grateful for the amazing ePortfolio community we serve.
Important: If under extraneous circumstances you feel that your school needs an alternate upgrade timeline and have not communicated with us at firstname.lastname@example.org, please do so ASAP.
As we have noted in previous communications, the following will take place once the upgrade is enacted on September 1:
- New ePortfolios will no longer be created in Digication Classic
- Digication Classic ePortfolios will still be viewable and editable but no further development will occur in this version of the product; end users may upgrade existing Classic ePortfolios, upgrade instructions are available on our help desk
- Our Help Desk will transition to focus the support we provide as well as online documentation on New Digication
What you can do as an administrator to get ready for the upgrade:
- Upgrade Classic Templates to New Digication (contact email@example.com if you need help)
- Announce the upcoming changes to your school
- Attend training webinars (sign-up online to rsvp)
- Offer training workshops for students and faculty
Training and Consultation Available
Digication training webinars are being offered throughout the year for faculty and administrators. Take a look at the webinar schedules and sign-up to learn more!
New Digication Implementation Consultation and New Digication Template Design Consultation is available for all schools. Contact our support team to schedule individualized consultation for your campus. firstname.lastname@example.org
New Digication specific resources including Step by step guides and resources are available on our help desk. Take a look at the articles available for your community.
Updates to the Help Desk will be taking place over the coming weeks as it transitions to focus on New Digication, stay tuned!
Sharing example ePortfolios created in New Digication with your school community, especially if your school has recently upgraded or is upgrading on September 1, 2018 is recommended. The following ePortfolios are live, active, and public-facing. The authors of the ePortfolios have graciously granted us permission to share their work, so please enjoy perusing the ePortfolios and feel free to share them with others as examples some of the possibilities of the platform. We have highlighted some for your here:
Vanessa Guaman (Manhattanville College)
Why we love Vanessa’s ePortfolio:
Vanessa has created a polished and professional ePortfolio to share with potential employers. She has chosen to organize her ePortfolio in such a way that emphasizes the professional skills and competencies she has developed during her time at Manhattanville College. We especially love that Vanessa makes full use of the Digication platform by providing multimedia artifacts and examples that demonstrate her proficiencies and make her learning visible to anyone who views her ePortfolio.
Nicole Kendrick (University of Puget Sound)
Why we love Nicole’s ePortfolio:
Nicole Kendrick is the program manager and instructor for the Reflective Immersive Sophomore Experience (RISE) at the University of Puget Sound. Nicole welcomes her students with an ePortfolio that provides information about her own interests and relevant experiences, modeling the perfect blend of personal and professional discourse. In addition to serving as a guide for her students, who will be creating their own RISE ePortfolios, Nicole’s ePortfolio contains information and materials that the students will find useful as they engage in the program. We love the approach Nicole has taken with her ePortfolio and the images and narratives she shares.
Michelle Maguire (University of Alaska-Anchorage)
Why we love Michelle’s ePortfolio:
Michelle’s use of a variety of visuals displayed via embedded videos and image galleries adds a richness to her ePortfolio. Presenting her ePortfolio as a museum exhibit entitled, “The Extraordinary Commonplace,” Michelle provides an informative and reflective “Curatorial Statement” that explains the connectivity among the visual attributes she includes in her space. In addition to the aesthetic visual appeal of Michelle’s ePortfolio, we love her creative use of navigation buttons to move viewers through the exhibit.
Elena Fulton (University of Puget Sound)
Why we love Elena’s ePortfolio:
Elena’s use of layered images adds a beautiful dimension to her ePortfolio, but it doesn’t stop with visual appeal! We love Elena’s candor and thoughtful reflection as she walks viewers through various learning experiences, relating those moments when she gained knowledge--not only of the disciplinary material but also of herself as a thinker and a learner. You might be surprised by what she learned in Organic Chemistry!
Christine Perry (Appalachian State University)
Why we love Christine’s ePortfolio:
Christine’s exquisite use of photographs draws viewers into her ePortfolio, and her compelling reflections on those photographs relates the stories of her experiences and her goals. Her ePortfolio brings together multiple aspects of Christine’s undergraduate and life experiences and unifies them into the narrative of her personal, academic, and professional development.
Rachel Salsedo (Writing Instructor, DePaul University)
Why we love Rachel’s ePortfolio:
Rachel’s ePortfolio serves not only as a course site for her students to visit and access pertinent information and documents, but it also serves as an example for her students, who will be creating an ePortfolio themselves this quarter. Having her own experience with creating an ePortfolio will be of great value when coaching her students on the development of their own spaces. Another notable best practice? On the home page of her course ePortfolio, Rachel provides a linked attribution for her header image, modeling essential citation skills.
We hope you find these resources helpful as you prepare for the upcoming school year. As always, if you have any questions, please reach out to our support team at email@example.com.
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