As of July 1, 2009, the SPU School of Education switched away from using Chalk & Wire as its electronic portfolio tool and is now using the blogging tool WordPress.
Curriculum and Instruction Students
Students entering the Curriculum and Instruction program will set up their portfolios as part of the EDU6895 Orientation course. These students will also be added to the “Curriculum and Instruction bPortfolio” site in Blackboard where additional resources and assessment tools are found. The following document and screencasts walk students through the basic process of setting up their portfolios.
Please reference these documents when setting up your portfolio and adding content.
Please be sure to watch the 10 Questions about bPortfolios video in which David Wicks, Director of Instructional Technology Services, addresses the following questions about bPortfolios:
- What is a blog?
- What is an electronic portfolio?
- What is a bPortfolio?
- Who is the audience?
- What are we supposed to blog about?
- How often should we blog?
- What about privacy concerns?
- How are tags and categories used to organize content?
- Can I create my own categories?
- What tags should we be using?
Alternative Route to Completion (ARC),
Master's of Arts in Teaching (MAT),
& Residency Certification Students
Visit the official ARC / MAT / Residency Certification bPortfolio site for information about the purpose of bPortfolios and how to create your very own.