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Support for Faculty

In an effort to meet today's ePortfolio practice goals and needs, the ePortfolio team provides the following support to all faculty and staff:


ePortfolio Consultation

The ePortfolio team will continue to provide ongoing and specific support to faculty with a focus on those who are new to the ePortfolio pedagogy and those already engaged in professional development seminars. Working one-on-one or in small group consultation, the team will work with faculty to devise a support plan for the semester considering their specific goals and needs. To get started, please click the button below.

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Train yourself: Workshops for Faculty and Staff

The workshops listed below are available to all faculty and staff at the College. The sessions can be arranged for an individual faculty member or a group. While each session has a suggested outline, the workshops can be tailored to different levels of familiarity with ePortfolio and the Digication platform. It is recommended that faculty request a workshop at least one week in advance in order to allow timely scheduling and to ensure availability of an ePortfolio consultant. To request of any of these workshops, please click the button below.

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This workshop will provide an overview of the new interface and its different features. The session will cover the basics of the interface such as slides and modules. Additionally, other features can be highlighted at the request of participants. This session will also provide an overview of the ePortfolio templates available to students and the different areas of content that these templates include. Lastly, this session will have a hands-on portion where participants will create a sample ePortfolio using the templates available to students.

Recommended for: All faculty (especially those new to ePortfolio and Digication)

This workshop will be a hands-on session designed specifically for faculty who are interested in creating an assignment in the ePortfolio interface; with a focus on any of LaGuardia's core competencies and communication abilities. Participants are encouraged to bring an existing assignment or a draft of one to get started. The session will cover the creation of assignments in the ePortfolio interface using the modularity feature. Additionally, participants will learn how to publish an assignment and make it available to students. One-on-one support can also be arranged for faculty who need extra or specific guidance.

Recommended for: Faculty with ePortfolio experience

This session is designed specifically for faculty who are teaching with ePortfolio. Whether it is a First Year Seminar, a Capstone course, or any other discipline-based course, faculty will learn the basics about using the new ePortfolio interface, reviewing students' ePortfolios, using the CMS portion of the Digication platform, reviewing student assessment deposits, and any other aspect the faculty may request. Faculty who participate in this session will be provided with web resources to further develop their use of ePortfolio in the classroom. Additional one-on-one support is available for faculty who request it.

Recommended for: All faculty (especially those new to integrating the ePortfolio pedagogy)

This session will be hands-on and will offer faculty an overview of using the ePortfolio for a course. Participants will create a "course ePortfolio," and learn to post and organize course materials for students to access. The session will also cover how to share this course ePortfolio with students and how to update it from semester to semester. Among the specifics, the session will cover how to upload multiple file formats, media, images, and how to enable the conversation feature for students to comment and interact with one another.

Recommended for: All faculty

This session will cover a range of features in the CMS portion of the Digication system. These features include the discussion board, announcements, attendance, and the assessment process. The session will also cover the basics about populating content on their Digication course, and how faculty can take full advantage of the system to maximize its use for course management purposes. This session can be tailored to different levels of familiarity with the system.

Recommended for: All faculty especially those interested in using discussions boards, grading features, attendance, among other features

This session will offer faculty an overview of the assessment depositing protocols that students follow. Once the competency and assignments are set up on the course, this session will offer faculty an understanding of how students deposit their work, the steps they have to follow, and how faculty can review the deposited work once it is submitted. Additionally, faculty will learn how they can download a report of all submissions. Please note: This session will not cover how to set up the competency and assignment; this must be completed separately prior to the workshop.

Recommended for: All faculty. Especially those new to the assessment depositing process

Although the creation of ePortfolios in the 'classic' interface will be discontinued as of September 1, 2018, this session will provide support for existing ePortfolios in the 'classic' interface. It is recommended that faculty communicate their specific needs so that the workshop can meet these goals. The session will be tailored to the needs of faculty.

Recommended for: All faculty working in the 'classic' ePortfolio interface

The goal for these sessions will be to provide faculty an overview of the new interface with a focus on the content created to support advisement. Additionally, an overview of the modularity of the system will be discussed, as well as the creation of assignments that reflect course learning objectives, and that aid in the development of high stake assignments. These sessions are open to all faculty and particularly those teaching any of the First Year Seminar courses.

Recommended for: All faculty (especially those teaching a First Year Seminar course)

Help your Students: Workshops for students

The workshops listed below are available to students at the request of faculty. It is recommended that faculty request any workshop at least one week in advance and provide all necessary information so that the workshop can meet the goals of the class. To request of any of these workshops, please click the button below.

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This session will offer students an opportunity to create an ePortfolio using the appropriate template and start uploading assignments under the faculty's guidance. This workshop will provide an overview of the new interface, its different features, the basics of the interface such as slides and modules, and adding new pages or modules at the request of faculty. The session can also be tailored to classes where a partial number of students already have existing ePortfolios and want to work on specific sections or pages.

This session will offer students an opportunity to add additional content to their existing ePortfolios. The session can cover adding new sections or pages at the request of faculty. It is recommended that the faculty specify the assignments students need to complete.

This session is designed to help students upgrade from the 'classic ePortfolio,' to the new interface. The session will walk students through the process of migrating all content created on a 'classic' ePortfolio into the new interface. Additionally, the session will help students troubleshoot content on 'classic' that is not supported on the new interface.

This session will be facilitated by an Instructional Design Assistant (IDA). In this session, students will be guided through the process of uploading an assignment into the assessment area on Digication. It is recommended that the faculty indicate both the competency and ability along with the assignment(s) that students will be depositing prior to workshop. If the faculty has any questions regarding this, they can contact the Faculty Assessment coordinators Professor Justin Rogers-Cooper at jrogers@lagcc.cuny.edu or at extension 5913; or Professor Regina Lehman at rlehman@lagcc.cuny.edu or at extension 5775.

This session will offer students an opportunity to customize their ePortfolio using the vivid and robust design features afforded by the new interface, to transform its look and view. Please note: This workshop will be available starting in October 2018


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