Digication and ePortfolios
What is Digication?
ePortfolios are online collections of student work. Digication is BU’s supported platform used to create ePortfolios. Users can upload audio, video, and written material to an ePortfolio, which is then accessible within the BU community or to the public through a shareable URL. Some students use their ePortfolios as digital resumes, but most often at BU ePortfolios are used to assess learning outcomes. With Digication e-Portfolios, evidence of learning can be collected over time to display long-term projects and document growth.
Developments in Digication
Digication will soon release an update with improvements to the software. Tools that improve users’ experiences have been added, such as drag and drop tools. The original version required a flurry of “add,” “edit,” “save,” and “publish” buttons, but now content is autosaved as it is uploaded.
A Sargent student’s professional portfolio.
A student’s reflections on WR 150.
View CGS alumna Salma Yehia’s ePortfolio of her time at BU.
In 2009, the College of General Studies began using Digication eportfolios for all students, redefining and deepening how both students and faculty understood the impact of the program’s learning experience. Watch the video and read the full article.
James Wolff of the School of Public Health adopted individual and class ePortfolios.
CAS Writing Program Former Director Joseph Bizup interviews about ePortfolio.
Support for Digication
EdTech offers trainings on Digication, and runs a Community of Practice for BU faculty and staff to meet and discuss Digication purposes, successes, and challenges.
More technical support is available on TechWeb.
Learn how to embed Google modules in Digication.
Use the Digication site map.
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