Creating a New Digication ePortfolio is an easy process that can be completed in a matter of minutes. This guide will walk you through everything you need to know to create an ePortfolio and begin adding your own text, photos, and documents.
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 the blue plus sign button (1) to create an ePortfolio from that template.
If you have previously created ePortfolios, they will appear in this section, and the create ePortfolio button will be at the top right (2).
Type the name of your ePortfolio into the “Title” field (1).
Select a template and then click “Create” (2). As your ePortfolio is being created, you will see the following screen:
In normal circumstances, the processing time will only be a few seconds; however, it may take longer if multiple users are creating ePortfolios at the same time. If your wait time exceeds 30 minutes, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. Depending on your Notification Settings, you will receive a Digication Notification when processing has finished. Clicking the notification will take you to the ePortfolio.
Adding Content to Your ePortfolio
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 the “Add Content” button.
Then select the “Section” option.
To choose the type of content you’d like to add to your ePortfolio, click the “Add Content” button to open your Library. Your options include Rich Text, for adding blocks of text, and Upload File, for uploading photos, PDFs, and other documents. Content is displayed in modules that can be customized. Click and drag the border or corner of the module to resize, or the Move tool to place it in a different location. Styles for your module can be selected via the module settings.
Editing an existing Rich Text module
Your ePortfolio will likely contain a number of existing text boxes, or “Rich Text modules.” To edit a Rich Text module, double click on the module and start typing or hover your mouse over the module to reveal the module buttons. The first of these, the Edit button (1), will allow you to freely add to, delete, or edit the text in the Rich Text modules.
ePortfolio Pages Navigation
Your ePortfolio is organized into multiple pages which are accessed from the page menu at the top of the ePortfolio in the header section. To add or rearrange pages, first unlock the header section (1), hover over the navigation menu, and select the “Edit” button (2). This will open up the “Page Settings” where you can:
- Add/Delete Pages
- Reorder your pages by clicking the hamburger icon and dragging
- Create subpages by clicking and dragging a page slightly to the right.
Saving and Publishing
Changes to your ePortfolio will save automatically as you’re editing. Please note, however, that no one will be able to see your changes until you Publish them. Review your ePortfolio Permissions (see below) to see who will be able to view your published pages.
At the top of your ePortfolio, you will see a toggle that allows you to switch between Edit Mode and Published View. Edit Mode is where you are able to make changes to the ePortfolio. You can switch to Published View to see the exactly what anyone viewing your ePortfolio will see. If you are unable to switch to Published View, it means that you have not yet published any of your pages.
When you have made changes to a page, a bar will appear to inform you that “Your changes have not been published yet.” You can click the “Publish Changes” button to publish only that page. If you would like to publish all of your pages, select “Publish Pages” from the ePortfolio Menu.
ePortfolio Permissions & Share
To change who is able to view and/or edit your ePortfolio, select “Settings” from the ePortfolio Menu.
The first option under Permissions & Share is the Permissions setting. Click “Edit” to choose between:
- Private to Me: ePortfolio is only accessible to you, and those who you have added to your “Share” settings.
- Private Within [your school]: All Digication users at your school will be able to view your ePortfolio with a link.
- Public: Your ePortfolio will be viewable by anyone and will appear in public search results
Below the Permissions, you will see “Also Share With Specific, People, Groups, Or Courses.” Clicking “Edit” will open up a search bar, where you can search for courses, groups, and individuals in your school. Members of a course/group, or specific individuals, can be added to your Share settings as:
- Admin: Can View, Edit, Publish, and access Settings
- Publisher: Can View, Edit, and Publish
- Editor: Can View and Edit, but not Publish
- Viewer: Can only View
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: