Getting and filling in a portfolio
This help page will look at the process by which a tutor has given you a ePortfolio to fill out and complete as part of your work
If your tutor wants you to fill out a portfolio they will have designed a template, much like a blank form, that you will have to fill in.
You will not have this template automatically and you will have to make a your own personal copy of it that you can start to fill in. Please note that in most circumstances you will only have to do this once for each unit using ePortfolio templates.
To get this portfolio you will first need to go to the 'Portfolio' tab and select 'Collections' from the dropdown menu
Once in Collections you will need to select copy a collection
You will then be taken to a search box where you will be able to search for the portfolio that you need. If you do not know this talk to your tutor.
Once you click search all of the results will appear below. find the one that applies to you and click copy collection. Please note that you will see all the pages of the collection appear in the results, coping the collection will copy all of those pages.
The next screen you will be taken to will ask you to modify information of your portfolio, you can leave these all at their defaults. If you wish to change any of the fields click in the relevant box. next click on 'Next: Edit collection'
Do not change anything here, simply click done at the bottom of the page
You have now successfully copied a portfolio and saved it to your collections. It will now sit under portfolio , collections.
Completing your portfolio
You will need to complete you portfolio by adding work to it. Once you have created this work it then can be attached to your portfolio.
There are two way this work can added:
1: You create the work outside of the system; word documents, scans, videos etc and you upload them into the system
2: You can create it within the system. you are able to create a Blog, Action plan and track CPD within the system. These can then be dragged and dropped into your portfolio and they will display on the page for your tutor to read them.
The tutor will advise how they want you to complete your portfolio. The sections below show you how to how both of these can be achieved.
You may be required to upload files to your portfolio, this may be evidence you have collected or other work that you have created. All of these can be uploaded to myPortfolio system then attached to your portfolio. This section will show you how to upload these files to the system.
After uploading your files to the system you will then need to attach them to your portfolio. In most cases the portfolio will have been designed with placeholders that will tell you what document needs to go where. This video will show you how to do this.
You may be asked by your tutor to keep a blog, record CPD or develop actions plans. These can all be created in the MyPortolio system and added to your portfolio for your tutor to read.
Now that you have created your content it is very simple. in your portfolio you will first need to select 'edit this page'. now a menu will appear on the left that will allow you to add different elements to your portfolio.
Adding a journal can be found under the journal heading. drag and drop this into the section that you would like the journal to appear. This process can be repeated for CDP and Plans, these can be found under the general menu.
His part of the help covers how to scan a document that you would then upload into myportfolio. This is specially for student who need to get signatures to evidence work or placements.
There are three ways to scan a document; a smart phone, university printer, or your own personal scanner attached to a personal computer. If you have your own scanner you will have to look at its instruction manual to see how to do this. This guide will show you how to use the university scanner and your smart phone.
NOTE: if you have documents that are printed in landscape (the page is wider than it is tall) then you will have to scan it landscape otherwise the scan will be lopsided and very difficult to change. Both these video show how to scan a portrait document as this is the typical orientation of paper.
Using a university scanner
Scanning using a scanner app on your smart phone or tablet
This guide show the use of the app "cam scanner" this is available to download on both Android and Apple