One thing that is important to note about your ePortfolio is that it is owned by you, the student. Not by your instructor, not by NCC, but by you. This is important because you get to make the final decisions as to what goes in your ePortfolio and how it looks. Some instructors may give you guidelines, or create templates as a starting point for your ePortfolio, but you have the final say as to the organization of and information contained in your ePortfolio.
The platform we are using for ePortfolio at NCC is called Digication. Digication is a great product; it is easy to use, you can create multiple portfolios in it, and you can link work from your portfolio to specific courses you are taking.
The first thing you need to do to get started with your ePortfolio is log in to Digication. Go to the following website, click on the NCC logo and you will be brought to the log in page. Enter your NetID and password (the same ID and password you use to log in to my.commnet.edu):
The first time you log in, you will have to “Agree” to some Terms and Conditions. Digication will also run some checks to make sure you have a compatible browser and Flash software. If your software is not current enough, you will be brought to a page with links to download the correct versions.
You will then be brought to your Digication home page
ePortfolios are organized by sections, which will appear across the top of your portfolio. Information within sections can be organized by pages, which appear down the left hand side of an ePortfolio section. If you created your ePortfolio from scratch (without using any template) you are given one section, called “Home.” On the other hand, if you did choose a template when created your ePortfolio, you will have already created all the sections and pages you will need. However, you can still create, rename, or delete other sections and pages as needed.
To add sections, click the Add/Edit Sections tab and click the Add Section button, type the name of your new section into the textbox and click Save. To add pages to a section, click the section you watn to create the page on, and then click Add/Edit Pages tab, and type the name of your new page and click Save. To edit a section or page name, click the pencil/notepad icon next to the section name. To change the order of sections or pages, click and drag a name to its new location.
Modules are the building blocks of your ePortfolio. To add a module to a page or section, click on that page or section, and then click Add Module. Select the module type you want to add. You can add more than one module to a page. When you are done, click I’m done.
There are four basic types of modules:
The Rich Text Module allows you to add and format text, add images, and add links to files or web pages. It might be used for example, if you want to upload and create a link to a piece of work from a class and add a few sentences to introduce the work to the viewer.
The Gallery module allows you to add a series of photos. It might be used to showcase some art or photography work, or just to add some images you want to share. Keep in mind when uploading images that we like to think of this as your student, or professional portfolio.
The Image/Audio/Video module allows you to upload an image, an audio clip, such as an mp3 file, or a video. The video can be one you created, or one you find on sites such as YouTube.
The Contact Form module allows other people to contact you regarding your ePortfolio. The Contact Form allows someone to email you, but keeps your email address hidden from the user.
There are a few ways you can create a header image for your ePortfolio. Here we show three:
Cooltext - Use this link to create a header image for your ePortfolio
Flamingtext - Use this link to create a header image for your ePortfolio..
ePortfolio – electronic portfolio, a tool for students and faculty to collect, reflect, select, and present their work
Dashboard – the home page in Digication
Portfolio Settings – the place to go to set the permissions, visual styles, email address, and URL for an ePortfolio
Permissions – determine who can view and edit an ePortfolio
Directory – the public area for viewing student and faculty ePortfolios. The directory is found at
Header – the image that appears across the top of an ePortfolio
Directory Icon – the image that appears in the directory for an ePortfolio
Section – the primary organizational unit for an ePortfolio. Sections appear across the “top” of the ePortfolio
Page – the secondary organizational unit for an ePortfolio. A section can have multiple pages within it. Pages appear down the “side” of an ePortfolio section
Module – a unit added to an ePortfolio page or section in order to add information to it. There are four main module types; image, gallery, rich text, and contact form
Image Module – allows the user to add a single image, video, or audio file to a page
Gallery Module – allows the user to add multiple images, videos, or audio files to a page
Rich Text Module– allows the user to add text, images, and links to files and URLs on a page
Contact Form Module - allows someone who is viewing an ePortfolio to email a comment to the owner of the ePortfolio. The viewer does not see or have access to the ePortfolio owner’s email address.