Introduction to the ePortfolio [WLO: 1] [CLO: 2]
Throughout your degree, you will be building a personal electronic portfolio, or “ePortfolio.” The ePortfolio will serve as a tool for you to track your professional and academic progress. In MPH699 (the capstone or final course), you will use the ePortfolio to reflect on your development across the degree. Once you graduate, it can also be used to demonstrate your skills and competencies to potential employers and the professional community.
This discussion will introduce you to Folio, the ePortfolio tool being used by this university. As an University of Arizona Global Campus student, you not only will have access to Folio during your time at University of Arizona Global Campus, but you will retain lifetime unlimited access after leaving the university, without fees or capacity limit.
Getting Started in Folio
- Review the Folio Quick Start GuideLinks to an external site..
Setting up your Account and Bio
- Now you are ready to set up your account in Folio by signing in and creating your Folio profile with a short bio and photo. This should be a representation of you that you can share with colleagues and professionals.
- Once you have a bio, export it from Folio as a pdf and upload it to the discussion board to share with your classmates. Review a few of your classmates’ ePortfolios. Look for ePortfolios that have not yet been examined by others in this discussion board.
In the discussion board describe your experience with Folio. How could you use it as a means for capturing your best work and sharing it with others? What other uses do you think Folio offers to you or to other students during and after their program?
Guided Response: Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. After reviewing at least two other students’ ePortfolio bios, give them some feedback. What additional information would you like to see as a colleague or an employer?