Choosing a Platform
There are many web-platforms available online for anyone to use to create a website. The Centre for Student Engagement and Learning Innovation at Thompson Rivers University has experience providing support in WordPress and we encourage students to use this platform. We believe the primary benefit of developing an ePortfolio lies in the cognitive process of articulating your learning, and not in the web platform you choose to use to develop an ePortfolio. Before choosing a platform, students should take some time to consider all of the following:
- Ease of use
- User Support
- Administrative Settings
Auburn University has created an excellent resource for students to use that outlines the aforementioned categories for common webpage development software. Click here to access that resource.
Common WordPress Help Topics for ePortfolio Development
WordPress can be a challenge to learn, however with some practice it’s one of the easiest tools to use! Below you’ll find links to help pages for common technology hurdles students have asked us about when developing an ePortfolio.
- Creating a Custom Menu
- Aligning Media Files with Text
- Inserting a Picture Gallery
- How to Disable Comments
- How to Create a Static Home Page
- Adding Media Files
- Creative Commons License: What it is and How to Use it
- How to Add a Contact Form
- How to Password Protect your Pages
In person help – For Students by Students
The Centre for Student Engagement and Learning Innovation has a group of students called the Learning Innovation Fellows who are dedicated to helping their peers enhance personal ePortfolios. Every Learning Innovation Fellow has taken the time to develop his or her own ePortfolio, and are happy to provide support for other students looking to create an ePortfolio. No matter where you are in the ePortfolio development process, the Learning Innovation Fellows can provide support and feedback to you. You can visit the Learning Innovation Fellows in the Learning Innovation Lab in room OM 1482 during drop-in hours for support with your ePortfolio in areas such as:
- Advice in a number of areas related to ePortfolio development
- Help in getting your ePortfolio set up
- …and much more! You can find the schedule for drop-in hours here or posted outside of OM 1482.
ePortfolio Support TRU by TRU is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.