Training Sessions for ePortfolios Instructors

The ISUComm Online Learning Team (OLT) and co-directors of Foundation Communication invite you to attend two training sessions on developing our collective mastery of our WordPress-based ISUComm ePortfolios system. Starting Spring 2017 ePortfolios will become standard practice in English 150 and 250, so these sessions are great opportunities to get up to speed with and/or delve in further to ISUComm ePortfolios in preparation for next semester. We will have free pizza and drinks at both sessions, so come for the food, and stay to further develop your ePortfolio pedagogy! The sessions will be as follows:

Monday, October 24th, from 1:10–2:00, in Ross 120

“My students have ePortfolios. But what should they do with them?”

Get up and running with ePortfolios and learn how to introduce them to your students. Find out about various methods for customizing an ePortfolio site, including theme selection, some of the advanced features afforded by Slim Jetpack, and an overview of how ISUComm ePortfolios’ features could benefit your students.

Wednesday, November 30th, from 3:10–4:00, in Ross 120

“My students have made their ePortfolios. Now how do I grade them?”

After a brief recap of the October session, discover and learn more about different methods for ePortfolio assessment and how to approach fair, summative, and holistic grading of these complex, interWOVEn artifacts. Some topics for this session will include:

  1. Breaking down the Assignment #6 assignment sheet and rubric
  2. How to evaluate reflections
  3. Screencasting ePortfolio feedback
  4. Marking up web browsers using Microsoft Edge or Mozilla Firefox
  5. How to provide feedback in the English 150/250 Moodle template’s clickable rubrics

We hope you will be able to join us for both of these sessions. We will have a laptop cart available, but we strongly encourage everyone to bring your own laptop so you can save notes and work within the context of your own machine. And again, free pizza and drinks. What’s not to love?

***Please RSVP to Deanna Stumbo ( so we have an accurate count for pizza.***


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