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Some ideas on how to make a digital portfolio more visually appealing

Some ideas on how to make a digital portfolio more visually appealing

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