Creating a portfolio requires entering some information. Let’s get started.
Click “Create” under My e-Portfolios.
Digication will prompt you for some initial settings to help get you started.
1.) Title – Tunxis recommends using your full name here. A web address will automatically be generated by the system but may be manually set.
Note: If the system refuses the generated web address you may fix this by manually changing the web address (for example by adding a number to the end) until a valid address is formed.
2.) Templates – A template loads some content for you automatically. Create from scratch is selected by default. Some programs or professors will make use of a template to help get you started. Make sure you know if your course asks you to use one.
If the template you need is not there select “More Templates” in the bottom right hand corner.
Note: If you enter any information incorrectly and receive an error message the template selection will reset and must be selected again.
3.) Theme – You can ignore this setting. Tunxis does not currently support the theme functions.
4.) Permissions – Options Explanations:
- Private to me – Only you may view your portfolio. Best for work-in-progress portfolios. You may add individual permissions for instructors or courses.
- Private within Tunxis Community College (Recommended) – Only viewable by students and faculty with valid Tunxis ID’s.
- Public – Viewable by anyone. Search engines, such as google, may also index it for availability on the web.
If you would like to keep your portfolio private but still allow your teacher access use “Custom Permissions”. It reveals a new drop down section. You will need to use the additional permissions box.
Use the search box to type in the name of your professor. Results should show immediately. Click the name of your professor to add them as a viewer. Leave all new permissions as “Viewer”.
Warning: DO NOT remove the admin role from yourself.
5.) Tagging – Tags allow you, or other viewers, to add helpful tags to portfolio pages. These tags act as search terms in the main portfolio directory.
The options are:
- Do not allow – No tagging
- Allow tags by all editors – You, or editors added under custom permissions, may add tags to your own page
- Allow tags by anyone – Viewers may add tags to your pages
If your teacher asks you to tag your portfolio select “Allow tags by all editors”.
6.) Comments – Comments appear at the bottom of a portfolio and are left by other users.
The options for posting comments:
- No one – Comments are disabled
- Registered users – All valid Tunxis accounts may post comments
- Anyone – Comments may be posted without an account
The options for showing comments:
- Show comments immediately – Any posted comment is immediately available for viewing by everyone
- Wait for approval – Posted comments only available to you until approved
- Do not show – Nobody except you may see comments
The default selections here are usually fine.
7.) Create – At the very bottom click “Create New e-Portfolio”
Congratulations, you have a brand new e-Portfolio!