DePaul advocates the use of ePortfolios to promote and
represent reflective practices across learning in multiple professional,
curricular, and co-curricular experiences.
Such reflective practices encourage learners to identify, articulate,
and synthesize the strengths, values, beliefs, and skills that they
bring into multiple contexts. Hence ePortfolios serve as a valuable tool
in helping learners achieve all of the University Learning Goals and Outcomes,
but particularly Goal 5: Integration of Learning. In addition,
ePortfolios encourage access to and experience with the mixed modalities
of communication that are increasingly central to literate practices.
Overall, ePortfolios, thoughtfully implemented, help DePaul University
achieve its mission of developing “the full range of human capabilities
and appreciation of higher education as a means to engage cultural,
social, religious, and ethical values in service to others.”
Digication at DePaul: New and Classic
Digication is DePaul’s ePortfolio platform. At the beginning of the 2017-18 academic year, DePaul upgraded from “Classic” Digication to “New” Digication.
Support for New Digication
- The Get Help site provides step-by-step guides for creating an ePortfolio in Digication.
- Faculty can schedule in-class workshops on Digication through the University Center for Writing-based Learning.
- Faculty can make individual appointments with FITS instructional technology specialists.
- Students can make one-on-one appointments with tutors in the University Center for Writing-based Learning.
Support for Classic Digication
If you or your students created an ePortfolio prior to August 26 in Classic, you can continue to update and add to that portfolio in the Classic format. Digication will officially support Classic until September 1, 2018. After that, you’ll be able to use Digication Classic as long as web browsers support it.
If you’re working on a Classic ePortfolio and have questions, check out the Classic Digication Get Help Guide.