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Digication

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 Upgrade

Digication will be upgraded to the latest version on Saturday, August 26. The upgrade will only impact the ePortfolio design tool; it will not affect the teaching backend areas of Digication such as: courses, assignments, assessment, etc.

If you or your students created an ePortfolio prior to August 26 in what we’re now calling “Digication 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 or your students are interested in converting your “Classic” portfolio to “New,” Digication will be releasing a transfer tool soon.

All portfolios created after August 26 will be in New Digication, which has some key improvements over Digication Classic:

  • ePortfolio design options: The platform has a much-improved “look and feel.”
  • Content autosaves frequently: You won’t lose content if you step away from your computer and are logged out.
  • Publish all pages: You can easily publish all of your portfolio pages with one click (or select which pages you’d like to publish together).

For help with New Digication, the Digication Get Help guide will be updated by September 6. In the meantime, you can use the working documentation here:

You can also schedule in-class workshops on Digication through the University Center for Writing-based Learning and make individual appointments with instructional technology specialists.

If you have any questions about the upgrade or preparing for your Autumn courses, please email DigicationHelp@depaul.edu.



Digication Guides

Digication FAQ

Where can I find more documentation on using Digication?

​The University Center for Writing-based Learning has created a​ comprehensive series of guides on using Digication and includes information on why and and when including how. You can also use Digication's Help Desk to find documentation relating to both the new and old versions of Digication.

Can I meet with someone to learn how to use Digication as an instructor?

Yes! Faculty Instructional Technology Services (FITS) offers one-on-one training and support for Digication.  Sign up for an appointment, or email us at DigicationHelp@depaul.edu.

Can I get help training my students to use Digication?

Yes! The University Center for Writing-based Learning (UCWbL) offers 60​ to 90-minute-long, interactive workshops on Digication. Learn more about the UCWbL's in-class workshops.​

Can I use Digication as my course management page?

Digication may work for some course management needs, but may not be ideal for all uses. Contact us at DigicationHelp@depaul.edu to discuss your course needs before choosing your course management system.

Do you have information about using Digication for an entire program?

Yes! Click on the image below to download a short three-page PDF (3 MB) created for anyone interested in implementing ePortfolios in a program or department:

ePortfolios for Programs document cover

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