Create your ePortfolio
Once logged in, you will come to your homepage which lists everything you have on Digication - ePortfolios, Courses, and Communities.
To create a new ePortfolio, under "My e-Portfolios" click the "Create" button.
Clicking the Create button opens the Portfolio Settings page, on which you provide basic information about your ePortfolio. The fields Title of your e-Portfolio and e-Portfolio Web Address are required. The other options enable you to customize information about your portfolio. You can return to this page to edit these fields at any time by clicking the 'Portfolio Settings' tab.
Title and Web Address
In the Title and Web Address area, you identify the name and location of your e-Portfolio.
- Enter the title of your ePortfolio (for example, Jane Doe's ePortfolio).
- Complete the ePortfolio web address by adding a simple title in the blank field, containing letters and numbers with no blank spaces (for example, janedoeseportfolio).
Choose a Theme
Within the theme you can customize the Directory Icon (a small image that displays next to your listing in the ePortfolio directory), the Header image (an image that displays at the top of every page of the ePortfolio), and the ePortfolio CSS (for more advanced users, the CSS editor gives you the ability to change background color, text colors, sizing, and fonts in your ePortfolio) and the ePortfolio footer (a small text area that displays at the bottom of each page of your ePortfolio).
To create an ePortfolio using a custom theme click the 'Customize' button.
Directory Icon: This icon is displayed in the directory of ePortfolios if you choose to have your ePortfolio listed there. The default Digication image shown in the sample screen above is used if you do not upload your own icon.
To modify the Directory Icon image, click on Choose File and browse to the image file on your computer that you would like to use. The image selected will be sized to 100 x 100 pixels.
Header Image: This image is displayed at the top of every page of your ePortfolio. The default Digication image shown in the sample screen above or an alternate default image provided by your school is used if you do not upload your own image. Click the Browse button to upload an image file as your own header image from your computer.
Current Header Image: To use the Current Banner associated with the theme for the Header Image, select the Current Banner option.
- Upload new Image: To modify the Header Image, select the Upload new Image option and click on Choose File and browse to the image file on your computer. The image file will sized to 779 pixels in width or less
- Default Header Image: To use your school's default Header Image (usually includes the school's colors and logo), select the Default option.
Custom CSS Reset: To reset the CSS (helpful if you have made changes that you do not like) click o the reset CSS button and the original CSS will be reloaded.
Custom CSS: Directly edit the CSS of your ePortfolio to change colors, fonts and sizing in your ePortfolio.
Portfolio Footer: The footer text is displayed at the bottom of every page of your ePortfolio. For example, you can enter a saying, a quotation, or copyright information here.
Choose settings for privacy, permissions and collaboration for your ePortfolio. To control who can view and edit your ePortfolio, choose from the first three options, or click the Custom Permissions link to give access to specific people or groups at Pepperdine.
You can assign any of four types of access to individuals:
- Viewer: Can only view your ePortfolio and can not edit it.
- Editor: Can edit but not publish your ePortfolio
- Publisher: Can edit and publish your ePortfolio
- Admin: Can edit ePortfolio settings (including adding and removing users) and edit and publish your ePortfolio
Tags are keywords that you or others who have access to your ePortfolio can assign to the ePortfolio pages. Tags make it easier to find individual pages of the portfolio in searches. You can turn tagging on or off at any time.
You can decide on a per page basis whether you want others to give you feedback via comments and tags.
Create New Portfolio
Click the "Create New Portfolio" button to complete creating the structure (sections and pages) of your ePortfolio and to open its first page. You are now ready to begin filling your portfolio with your content.