ePortfolio at CUNY SPS
In general, ePortfolios are a learning tool that help students create a virtual identity and track their academic growth throughout a course or program. In their ePortfolio, SPS students reflect on their academic work, make meaningful connections across their curriculum and integrate academic learning with their professional and personal experience. Additionally, ePortfolios provide an environment to break learning barriers by creating conversations around learning that go beyond the classroom.
See ePortfolio in action: CUNY SPS Annual Student Showcase
Accessing Digication at CUNY SPS
SPS uses the Digication platform to create and manage eportfolios. It has been incorporated as a Blackboard Tool Link (LTI) to facilitate students’ access. Faculty and students are able to enter their ePortfolio directly from their Blackboard course. Faculty who would like to integrate ePortfolio into their Blackboard course, can refer to the Digication/Blackboard page on the ePortfolio Faculty Resource Site, or see below for further support.
An ePortfolio created by an SPS student is owned by the student for life. After graduation, students may access their work directly from the Digication website: https://cunyonline.digication.com
The ePortfolio Team provides technical and administrative support for all platform users. We encourage both faculty and students to seek help both synchronous and asynchronous modalities.
|Email: primary contact for all ePortfolio related email@example.com||Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Resource Site: guides users with essential platform information and tutorials.||Student Resource Site||Faculty Resource Site|
|Support Session: 1:1 virtual session to guide users with ePortfolio help.||Student Support Session||Contact Karen Gonzalez, to schedule a support session.|
|Workshop: guided virtual group sessions that assist users in navigating ePortfolio.||Student Workshops||As needed or requested by faculty.|
Current ePortfolio Use
As of Spring 2021, ePortfolio is used across 13 programs in a variety of ways from project-based ePortfolios in a semester to program-focused ePortfolios across an entire curriculum. The following programs currently use ePortfolio:
|Program ePortfolios||Course ePortfolios|
|Communication and Media||CM 203, 312, 499||Business||BUS 605|
|Children’s Program Administration Credential||All required courses||Disability Services in Higher Education||DSSV 699|
|Human Relations||All required courses||Disability Studies||DSAB 499, 699|
|Liberal Studies||LBL 201, 498, 499||General Education||HIST 202, INT 450, PLA 300|
|Nursing||All required UG and GR courses||Advanced Certificate in Immigration Law Studies||ILAW 605|
|Sociology||All required courses||Information Systems||IS 350, 499|
|Youth Studies||All required courses|