The UCWbL is DePaul’s official student support site for ePortfolios.
The Writing Center supports students working on ePortfolios by focusing on reflective and multimodal writing practices. We offer appointments to help writers with any aspect of ePortfolio development and construction. Specifically, we recommend either face-to-face appointments or screencast video appointments, in which our tutors create audiovisual feedback. Our peer writing tutors have particular expertise with the Digication platform, which they develop through their training course and use for their own professional development.
In addition to helping writers through appointments, Writing Center Tutors help create content for DePaul’s Get Help Guide. Tutors on the Workshops team also facilitate many ePortfolio in-class workshops.
DePaul advocates the use of ePortfolios to promote and represent reflective practices across learning in multiple professional, curricular, and co-curricular experiences.
Such reflective practices encourage learners to identify, articulate, and synthesize the strengths, values, beliefs, and skills that they bring into multiple contexts. Hence, ePortfolios serve as a valuable tool in helping learners achieve all of the University Learning Goals and Outcomes, but particularly Goal 5: Integration of Learning. In addition, ePortfolios encourage access to and experience with the mixed modalities of communication that are increasingly central to literate practices. Overall, ePortfolios, thoughtfully implemented, help DePaul University achieve its mission of developing “the full range of human capabilities and appreciation of higher education as a means to engage cultural, social, religious, and ethical values in service to others.”