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Share / Access Course e-Portfolios

Step-By-Step Instructions for Sharing + Accessing a Course e-Portfolio in O-Space

 

A course ePortfolio is created by a faculty member as a way to share digital course content with students. In many ways it is similar to creating a custom website for the course. It allows for more custom design and multi-media functionality than the CMS.

Help for Faculty | Help for Students

Faculty Top Tips

When creating a course ePortfolio . . .

  • Remember, students do NOT automatically have access like the CMS. You need to add them to the ePortfolio. See below.
  • For the title include "YEAR + SEMESTER + CLASS TITLE + FACULTY NAME" to keep your ePortfolios organized as well as make it easy for students to recognize.

 

Faculty: Share a Course e-Portfolio 

  • Log into O-Space
  • Go to your course listed under the gray heading "My Courses"
  • Select the "ePortfolio" tab
  • Select "Add ePortfolio"

Add ePortfolio Button

O-Space Help Add ePortfolio to CMS

  • Since you have already created the course ePortfolio, go to the bottom "Search by Name"
  • Enter the title of your ePortfolio and select "Search"

Note: If you have not created a course e-Portfolio, enter a title and follow prompted steps. 

  • Select the correct ePortfolio
  • Select "Add"
  • You now determine user access

O-Space Help Select Student Level

  • From the drop down menu under "Students", select appropriate level of access

Note: The template option does not apply when giving students access to a course e-Portfolio. 

  • Select "Save"
  • Your students have now been collectively added to your course ePortfolio.

Note: Students will see the e-Portfolio on their own log in screen.

 

Go here for more information on adjusting ePortfolio view/permission settings.


Students: Access a Course e-Portfolio

You have three options for accessing a course ePortfolio.

1. SUBSCRIBE

When you subscribe to a course ePortfolio, it will appear on your O-Space home screen under "My ePortfolios."

  • To SUBSCRIBE simply click on the Subscribe link at the bottom of any page in the course ePortfolio
  • An ePortfolio's theme may make the link hard to find, but it will always appear under the copyright statement

Location of Subscribe link on eportfolio

Users can "subscribe" to topics in courses and communities as well as to ePortfolios. Once a user has "subscribed", they will be automatically emailed every time new content is added to that topic, that topic is modified, or new replies to the topic are posted.To manage all of your subscriptions, click on the "SUBSCRIPTIONS LINK" in the top menu. To UNSUBSCRIBE click on the Unscribe link for the course or ePortflio.

O-Space Help Subscriptions Option

 

2. O-SPACE HOME SCREEN

When you log into O-Space, underneath the top gray heading "My ePortfolios" you will see the directory icons and titles of all of your ePortfolios, including course ePortfolios to which you have subscribed or have Editor or higher permissions. Select the course ePortfolio's icon.

 

3. CMS OR "MY COURSES"

When you log into O-Space, underneath the gray heading "My Courses" you will see the course listed. Select the course and then select the "ePortfolios" tab. The course ePortfolio will be listed as a link you can select to access.

Note: If your instructor has created a course ePortfolio, but it does not appear on this tab, please refer them to this page.