MyPortfolio is an open-source e-portfolio tool that provides students with a private online space in which to collect and organise their work. Content could include written documents, presentations, videos and images; in short, anything that the student produces during their learning journey.
The student has complete control over who can access their e-portfolio. They can join online groups with colleagues inside UCL to share resources and ideas and, if they wish, they can use the e-portfolio to present work to potential employers.
Dr Fiona Strawbridge, Head of E-Learning Environments, introduces MyPortfolio
Using MyPortfolio, students can both create work and reflect on the process using journals. This is particularly useful for dissertation projects.
MyPortfolio is also an assessment tool which allows students to submit work and receive feedback from their tutors. Additionally, it can be used as a showcasing vehicle through which students can display their best work.
It's easy to create pages, that hold and display information, within MyPortfolio. No web development skills are required to do this and pages can be used to:
- Develop and manage all electronic files, including documents, presentation slides and video.
- Create and tailor online CVs (including the Europass, the standard CV format for many European employers).
- Record continuing professional development (CPD) activities.
- Access RSS feeds.
- Interact with online group members.
- Submit work for assessment.
- Create journals with a number of different postings for each topic.
Students can use MyPortfolio purely as a private working space or as a powerful networking space for communication and collaboration.