Spice Up Your Digital Portfolio


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Spice Up Your Digital Portfolio

  1. 1. Spice up your<br />Digital Portfolio<br />
  2. 2. This presentation refers to the use of Blackboard to create a Digital Portfolio.<br />A Digital Portfolio should showcase your best practices but that doesn’t mean it has to be <br />boring to look at.<br />Here are a few suggestions to<br />help add some visual appeal.<br />
  3. 3. Menu Bar<br />To change the look of the button panel, click here<br />
  4. 4. Select Course Design<br />
  5. 5. Select <br />Course Design<br />
  6. 6. Here you can decide whether to have buttons or a panel of colour with text<br />Select a colourand style here. It is a good idea to decide on a colour scheme to be used throughout the portfolio<br />
  7. 7. Banner<br />Create a banner for your Digital Portfolio. You may wish to use your name or create a word cloud using www.wordle.netand add text which is relevant to your interests.<br />
  8. 8. You can create a banner image many different ways. PowerPoint is a good alternative because it is quick, easy and effective.<br />These slide dimensions work well for a Title Banner<br />Width: 35 cm and Height : 10cm<br />Save the image as a .jpeg file.<br />Here is an example of a word cloud which you could take from information in your portfolio<br />
  9. 9. To add a Course Banner, follow the same steps through the control panel and select <br />Course Banner.<br />
  10. 10. Browse and upload your Banner image<br />
  11. 11. At the top of each section or for a new folder you can add a banner image with a title. You can add it as an item or add the image to a folder.<br />An example of a <br />Title Banner<br />
  12. 12. An example of folder fanners, where you can click on the link and see the section indicated<br />
  13. 13. Embed items<br />You can add interesting items to your Virtual Classroom. <br />This can be done with basically anything that has an embed code.<br />Copy the embed code from the website and then click on Toggle HTML Source Mode icon, Then Paste the code and then click on submit<br />
  14. 14. Talking Avatars<br />Create a talking avatar. Add text and the voice is generated.<br />You can give a welcoming address.<br />http://www.voki.com/<br />
  15. 15. Add a map by going to Google maps, click on Links and copying the HTML code<br />Maps<br />
  16. 16. Convert your documentation of your Professional experience into an interactive time line.<br />Timeline<br />http://www.xtimeline.com/<br />
  17. 17. Slides<br />Embed relevant slides or presentations you have created.<br />http://www.slideshare.net/<br />
  18. 18. Videos<br />Embed a videos or upload your own.<br />http://www.teachertube.com/<br />
  19. 19. Mind Maps<br />Convert your Belief Statement into a diagram.<br />You can save as a jpeg or do a screen shot.<br />http://www.mapul.com/<br />http://mywebspiration.com/<br />http://www.gliffy.com/<br />http://www.mindomo.com/<br />http://www.text2mindmap.com/<br />http://www.bubbl.us/<br />
  20. 20. Ebooks<br />Create your own ebookshowcasing evidence of your practice. <br />http://www.scribd.com/<br />http://www.myebook.com/<br />Created by: <br />S. Hendy 2009<br />http://www.wobook.com/<br />
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