Events
  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with Connie Butler, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • Renee Gladman

    Oct 19| Lectures
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    Renee Gladman is the author of eight books of prose and poetry, including the Ravicka triology, published by Dorothy (Event Factory, The Ravickians, and Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge). Other titles include Arlem, Not Right Now, Juice The Activist, A Picture Feeling, and Newcomer Can't Swim. Since 2004, she has been the publisher of Leon Works, a perfect bound series of books of experimental prose, and also has edited the Leroy chapbook series.

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Faculty Help

General Questions

Do I need to create my own Learning ePortfolio?

No. The students will be responsible for creating their own Learning ePortfolios. However, it is encouraged to create your own to be somewhat familiar with the e-portfolio process.

What are the benefits of the Learning e-Portfolios?

Go to benefits and uses for a complete breakdown.

What do students need to start their Learning e-Portfolio?

Students will first need their unique username and password assigned in order to access O-Space. This is the same username and password used to log into Otis email.

If you do not have your username and password, students can go to Academic Computing, located on the fourth floor of the Ahamanson Building to collect that information. They will not give out usernames and passwords over the phone – only in person with a photo ID.

For faculty and staff, use the Password Manager. If that does not work, contact the Information Systems Help Desk.

How do I create a Learning e-Portfolio?

Go here for step-by-step instructions.

Who can see the student's Learning e-Portfolio?

The student determines who can view their Learning ePortfolio. See the step-by-step instructions for more specific information. Students are advised to set the permission setting to Otis Community.

How do I access my student Learning e-Portfolios?

Learning ePortfolios are open only to the Otis Community so for a start you will need to log in to O-Space. There are several options to access student Learning Portfolios, please see below:

  1. Students Email the Direct HTTP Link > You can create a Discussion thread in your O-Space course and ask to stduenst to reply, passing the direct HTTP link to your course page within the Learning ePortfolio. You can also ask them to send this link in an email to your Otis address. Note: We reccomend this option as it is the most direct and will save time on navigating through various web pages.
  2. Use the "People" Tab in Your O-Space Course > When you access your O-Space course, the People tab shows a list of all your students with their student ID photographs. Under the student's name is a link to their Learning ePortfolios. This link will guide you to the eportfolio directory where the Learning ePortfolio will appear as a search result. You can then enter the Learning ePortfolio by selecting that link and navigate to the desired page.
  3. By Person ePortfolio Directory Search > When you log in to O-Space, at the veyr top is a bold menu item called e-Portfolios. When you select this link, you will navigate to the search directory. Select the "By Person" tab and conduct a search using the student's name to find their Learning Portfolio.
  4. People Menu Link > When you log into O-Space, at the very top of the webpage is a bold link called "People". This link directs you to a list of all the users for all your courses. Select your current class from the drop down menu. The list will sort to only show students registered in that course. When you select the student's name, a window appears listing their Learning ePortfolios for you to select.

What is the "Submission" tab in my O-Space course?

The new submission feature in your O-Space course will allow departments to collect work from your class for archiving and assessment. Please go here for further support.

How to students submit their Learning e-Portfolios?

Please go here for the step-by-step guide.

How do I automatically add students in my O-Space course to my course e-Portfolio? 

You can share e-portfolios using the Course > Portfolios tab in O-Space. Based on the course's user access, you can add students (and faculty) as a group. See the step-by-step instructions for more specific information.

 


Technical Questions

 

How do I update or make changes to my Learning e-Portfolio?

See the step-by-step instructions for more specific information.

What happens to the Learning ePortfolio after students graduate?

The Learning ePortfolio will remain active as part of O-Space after students graduate from Otis.

How much space do students have on their Learning e-Portfolio?

The only size limit for the Learning Portfolio is the 12 MB file size for uploaded media. Images that are smaller, though, are preferred since they will load much more quickly.

How do I edit text and add pictures/graphics?

See the step-by-step instructions for more specific information.

If my images are too large, how do I resize them?

Use an image processing program, such as Photoshop, and save the image as a JPG. The maximum file size is 12 MB, though smaller files will load much more quickly. Images that are wider than 500 px will be automatically resized when uploaded via the Image/Video/Audio module.

How do I add links or embed video into my Learning e-Portfolio?

See the step-by-step instructions for more specific information.

 


 

Training and Support Questions

Are there training sessions to help me with launching Learning e-Portfolios in my class?

Students will create their own Learning ePortfolios during the Summer Orientation/Registration process. If a student does not have a Learning ePortfolio, they can create one. See the step-by-step instructions for more specific information.

To request an in-class presentation, please go here to schedule a day and time.

Where can students work on their Learning e-Portfolio?

Since your Learning ePortfolio is web-based, you can access it from any networked computer. You can access O-Space from home or on any of the available computer labs at Otis in addition to the computers in the Library and SRC.

If faculty are working in the TLC on ePortfolios, the TLC staff can assist if you have questions.

Questions not covered?

If you still have questions that are not addressed above, please contact Jean-Marie Venturini at tlc(at)otis.edu.

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