NotesThis is an exhibitor sponsored session; we’re promotingour product Spike@School that has an ePortfolio module.Our aim today is to teach you how our ePortfolio moduleworks, not to go into ePortfolio theory.I’ll try to make sure that you’re all keeping up with theinstructions but yell out if you if you’re having trouble.The tutorial is self paced, so feel free to read and workahead of me if you want to get done faster.
Logging InLog into your existing Spike@School website or…Log into our training site using the instructions on Page 1.
Create a new ePortfolio AreaAn ePortfolio Area houses your Members (students) whowill be creating ePortfolios.Follow the instructions on Page 1 to create your ePortfolioArea.
Create a new MemberA Member is just a user within your ePortfolio Area. You’llnormally create a member account for each student inyour classroom.Instructions for creating a Member are on Page 1.
BreadcrumbsHelp you navigate in Spike@School. They show you theway home.The grey box on Page 2 has more info.
LogoutYou need to log out of the Admin System to simulate whatit is like for a student to log into their ePortfolio Area.If you remain logged into the Admin System you can seeall Members and ePortfolios without a password. This isuseful for auditing purposes.
ContainersContainers house ePortfolios in your ePortfolio Area.You can create your own custom container structures.Think of them as folders.You don’t have to have any containers if you don’t want to.Instructions for making a container are on Page 2.
Add a New ePortfolioFollow the instructions on Page 2 and 3 to create your firstePortfolio and enter into it.
Edit SettingsMake your ePortfolio prettier by changing the backgroundcolour or by uploading a background image. See Page 4.If you make your ePortfolio public anyone can view theePortfolio via a link under your name on the entry page forthis ePortfolio Area.If you give your ePortfolio a password the public viewerswill first need to enter this password before being able toview the ePortfolio.You can combine both options to list the ePortfolio underyour name and also require a password to view it.
Edit the OverviewYou can edit the Overview at the top of the ePortfolio.The overview allows you to introduce and summarise yourePortfolio. You have more screen width to play with.Follow the instructions on Page 4 to learn how to do this.
NextFollow the instructions in Pages 4-9 as we add aninstance of each of the available content types: Blogs Calendars Comment Areas Embedded Items File Sets Image Galleries Link Sets Pages Quiz Sets
BlogsMake regular posts about progress or learning.