Welcome to MyPortfolio! Here you will find instruction and inspiration on how to use your eportfolio. MyPortfolio is free for all students at Unitec and what’s more, you can take your portfolio with you after you graduate. Login is easy, your Moodle login is your MyPortfolio login, no need to sign in or create a new account.
What is MyPortfolio?
At the simplest level, MyPortfolio is two things: an eportfolio and a social networking system combined. An ePortfolio is a system in which students can record “evidence of lifelong learning” – such as essays, artwork or other such things they produce that can be stored digitally. Such things are known as artefacts in Myportfolio. Social networking systems need little introduction – think Bebo or Facebook. Basically, they give a way for people to interact with their friends and create their own online communities.
With MyPortfolio, you control which items and what information within your portfolio other users see. Such items and information are termed artefacts. To facilitate this access control, all artefacts you wish to show to other users need to be arranged into one area. In MyPortfolio this compilation of selected artefacts is called a ‘page’. You can have as many pages as you like, each with a different number of artefacts, intended purpose and audience. Your audience, or the people you wish to give access to your page, can be added as individuals or as a member of a group. It can even be made publicly available.
For example you could create:
- a page for your friends and family that includes holiday photos and a personal journal
- a page for your tutor, which includes assessments and your reflective learning journal
- a page to showcase your best pieces of work and your résumé for potential employers
A single page or a collection of pages can make up your portfolio. Unless artefacts are placed in a page, they are not visible to anybody but you. You can use files that you uploaded or journal entries you wrote in as many pages as you wish. You only need one copy of your artefact.
The work you create, upload and display to MyPortfolio is private by default until you decide to make it visible. The only exception to this rule is whatever content you have on your profile page. Your profile page is visible to everyone at Unitec who is logged into MyPortfolio and acts as an online representation of your skills, and your attributes. You can use this page to promote your skills to potential employers or to advertise your desire to collaborate with others on projects.
Imagine you collected all your artefacts in a shoe box. Whenever you have a new artefact, you add it to the shoe box. When you are ready to create your portfolio, you take a look at the artefacts in your shoe box and choose those that you want to make available on a portfolio page. You can arrange the artefacts on that page to your liking.