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ePortfolio

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

ePortfolio Support

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.

Support Channel Students Faculty
Email: primary contact for all ePortfolio related inquiries. eportfolios@sps.cuny.edu Karen.gonzalez@cuny.edu
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, ePortfolio Program Assistant, 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