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DePaul advocates the use of ePortfolios to promote and represent reflective practices across learning in multiple professional, curricular, and co-curricular experiences.
Such reflective practices encourage learners to identify, articulate, and synthesize the strengths, values, beliefs, and skills that they bring into multiple contexts. Hence ePortfolios serve as a valuable tool in helping learners achieve all of the University Learning Goals and Outcomes, but particularly Goal 5: Integration of Learning. In addition, ePortfolios encourage access to and experience with the mixed modalities of communication that are increasingly central to literate practices. Overall, ePortfolios, thoughtfully implemented, help DePaul University achieve its mission of developing “the full range of human capabilities and appreciation of higher education as a means to engage cultural, social, religious, and ethical values in service to others.”
Learn how faculty members and academic support staff from across the university are using ePortfolios.
All students, faculty and staff have access to Digication at depaul.digication.com. If you are a faculty member who wishes to enroll your class in Digication, please submit a Digication Course Request Form. While e-Portfolios can be downloaded and saved at any time, faculty and staff who leave DePaul will no longer have access to Digication. Learn more about downloading Digication ePortfolios .
A condensed Digication for Instructors handout provides an overview of features specific to faculty use, like creating portfolio templates and assignments. You can also learn how to create rubics in Digication .
D2L vs. Digication
Understand the differences and similarities between D2L and Digication so you can decide which one(s) best suit(s) your needs.
Get help with Digication
The University Center for Writing-based Learning(UCWbL) has created a helpful support site for Digication, which includes everything from how-to guides to sample ePortfolios. Students needing extra help with their ePortfolios are encouraged to make a Writing Center appointment, as all writing center tutors are trained in and experienced with Digication.
Need technical support?
If you or your students are experiencing specific technical support problems, contact the Technology Support Center at 312.362.8765 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Types of problems can include trouble logging in, missing portfolios or courses, error messages, and unusually long wait times.
Ask a question or schedule training
Stumped? If you have a question about designing or customizing an ePortfolio in Digication, or would like to set up a training session for yourself or a group of faculty members, contact Faculty Instructional Technology Services (FITS) at FITS@depaul.edu.
Explore how others at DePaul are teaching with ePortfolios
- The College of Education hosts a series of videos that explain their Integrative Knowledge ePortfolio project.
- All first year writing students at DePaul use digital portfolios to showcase and reflect on their coursework. Check out the First Year Writing Program's hub on Digication for more information, including links to faculty resources.
- Porfolios at SNL highlights how ePortfolios are being used at the School for New Learning. Of particular note are the ePortfolio assignments and rubrics that are being used in a number of courses at SNL.
Join the mailing list
Discuss with other faculty members how you use ePortfolios, and receive monthly updates. Email Sarah Brown and request to be added to the ePortfolios@DePaul mailing list.
Schedule an in-class workshop
The University Center for Writing-based Learning (UCWbL) offers 45- to 90-minute-long, interactive workshops on Digication. Learn more about the UCWbL's in-class workshops.
Build your teaching portfolio in Digication
Learn about the Teaching and Learning Certificate Program and the Digication ePortfolio platform during this introductory workshop, which is offered several times each quarter.