Do I need to create my own Learning ePortfolio?
No. The students will be responsible for creating their own Learning ePortfolios. However, it is encouraged to create your own to be somewhat familiar with the e-portfolio process.
What are the benefits of the Learning e-Portfolios?
Go to benefits and uses for a complete breakdown.
What do students need to start their Learning e-Portfolio?
Students will first need their unique username and password assigned in order to access O-Space. This is the same username and password used to log into Otis email.
If you do not have your username and password, students can go to Academic Computing, located on the fourth floor of the Ahamanson Building to collect that information. They will not give out usernames and passwords over the phone – only in person with a photo ID. For faculty, contact the Information Systems Help Desk.
How do I create a Learning e-Portfolio?
Go here for step-by-step instructions.
Who can see the student's Learning e-Portfolio?
The student determines who can view their Learning ePortfolio. See the step-by-step instructions for more specific information. Students are advised to set the permission setting to Otis Community.
How do I access my student Learning e-Portfolios?
Learning ePortfolios are open only to the Otis Community so for a start you will need to log in to O-Space. There are several options to access student Learning Portfolios, please see below:
- Students Email the Direct HTTP Link > You can create a Discussion thread in your O-Space course and ask to stduenst to reply, passing the direct Http link to your course page within the Learning ePortfolio. You can also ask them to send this link in an email to your Otis address. Note: We reccomend this option as it is the most direct and will save time on navigating through various web pages.
- Use the "People" Tab in Your O-Space Course > When you access your O-Space course, the People tab shows a list of all your students with their student ID photographs. Under the student's name is a link to their Learning ePortfolios. This link will guide you to the eportfolio directory where the Learning ePortfolio will appear as a search result. You can then enter the Learning ePortfolio by selecting that link and navigate to the desired page.
- By Person ePortfolio Directory Search > When you log in to O-Space, at the veyr top is a bold menu item called e-Portfolios. When you select this link, you will navigate to the search directory. Select the "By Person" tab and conduct a search using the student's name to find their Learning Portfolio.
- People Menu Link > When you log into O-Space, at the very top of the webpage is a bold link called "People". This link directs you to a list of all the users for all your courses. Select your current class from the drop down menu. The list will sort to only show students registered in that course. When you select the student's name, a window appears listing their Learning ePortfolios for you to select.
What is the "Submission" tab in my O-Space course?
The new submisison feature in your O-Space course will allow departments to collect work from your class for archiving and assessment. Please go here for further support.
How to students submit their Learning e-Portfolios?
Please go here for the step-by-step guide.
How do I automatically add students in my O-Space course to my course e-Portfolio?
You can share e-portfolios using the Course > Portfolios tab in O-Space. Based on the course's user access, you can add students (and faculty) as a group. See the step-by-step instructions for more specific information.
How do I update or make changes to my Learning e-Portfolio?
What happens to the Learning ePortfolio after students graduate?
The Learning ePortfolio will remain active as part of O-Space after students graduate from Otis.
How much space do students have on their Learning e-Portfolio?
The only size limit for the Learning Portfolio is the 12 MB file size for uploaded media. Images that are smaller, though, are preferred since they will load much more quickly.
How do I edit text and add pictures/graphics?
If my images are too large, how do I resize them?
Use an image processing program, such as Photoshop, and save the image as a JPG. The maximum file size is 12 MB, though smaller files will load much more quickly. Images that are wider than 500 px will be automatically resized when uploaded via the Image/Video/Audio module.
How do I add links or embed video into my Learning e-Portfolio?
Training and Support Questions
Are there training sessions to help me with launching Learning e-Portfolios in my class?
Students will create their own Learning ePortfolios during the Summer Orientation/Registration process. If a student does not have a Learning ePortfolio, they can create one. See the step-by-step instructions for more specific information.
To request an in-class presentation, please go here to schedule a day and time.
Where can students work on their Learning e-Portfolio?
Since your Learning ePortfolio is web-based, you can access it from any networked computer. You can access O-Space from home or on any of the available computer labs at Otis in addition to the computers in the Library and SRC.
If faculty are working in the TLC on ePortfolios, the TLC staff can assist if you have questions.
Questions not covered?
If you still have questions that are not addressed above, please contact Jean-Marie Venturini at tlc(at)otis.edu.