Finding Support

On this page, you'll find links to resources within and beyond IUPUI on ePortfolios and such related topics as pedagogy, assessment, and reflection. Please be in touch with the ePortfolio team through the About link if you're interested in a custom presentation for your committee or department.

Consultations. Faculty and staff members considering or preparing to use ePortfolios may wish to consult first with Susan Kahn, Director of the ePortfolio Initiative, or Susan Scott, Coordinator of the initiative. You can also begin with the ePortfolio consultants at the IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning. These instructional design and technology experts offer one-on-one or small-group support for teaching and learning questions and use of the relevant tools in Canvas and/or Taskstream. CTL staff can work with you to set up a Directed Response Folio (useful for assessment or for highly structured ePortfolio development) or web presentation template (known in Taskstream as Web Folio), advise on relevant instructional activities, help construct rubrics for assessment, or troubleshoot problems. See our "Getting Started" guide for information on working with the CTL consultants.

Workshops. The ePortfolio Initiative regularly offers workshops in cooperation with the CTL. Topics include Introduction to ePortfolios, Introduction to Taskstream, and programs on ePortfolio Pedagogy, ePortfolio Assessment, and Reflection in ePortfolios. These and any new workshops are announced through the CTL Events Calendar and will be posted on this site as well. A new community of practice on ePortfolios in senior capstone courses will convene in 2016-17.

students at ePortfolio ShowcaseShowcase. Highlights of Spring 2015 and 2016 were IUPUI's new annual ePortfolio Showcases, organized and presented in collaboration with the Life-Health Sciences Internship Program and University College. Most of the ePortfolios featured in this website's Gallery were created by IUPUI student participants in the Showcases. These events provided an opportunity for very engaged students to talk with visitors about their work and also helped curious faculty and staff to get a sense of what ePortfolios are about and what benefits they can offer for teaching and learning.

Technology support. Faculty and students can find online help with the Taskstream ePortfolio in our section on Platforms and Tools and the UITS Knowledge Base. IT Training supports student orientation to Taskstream and is available for in-class presentations at the request of instructors.

Grants. Recognizing the complexity of thoughtful ePortfolio implementation in combination with existing or new courses, degree programs, and co-curricular programs, the ePortfolio Initiative has launched a new grant program to support such work. We are particularly interested in projects linked to one or more of the goals of IUPUI's strategic plan, Our Commitment to Indiana and Beyond. You'll find the most recent Call for Proposals and deadline posted here.

Another Request for Proposals will fund development of two RISE to the Challenge Initiative courses with ePortfolio components. The new RFP will probably be released in late fall; in the meantime, interested faculty can consult the previous Call for Proposals for details about the RISE grants and how to apply. See About Us for follow-up questions.

Experienced colleagues. In addition to members of the ePortfolio Coordinating Committee, a growing community of ePortfolio users on campus can provide advice to those interested in learning more. Many of these colleagues have contributed on-campus presentations in venues such as the E.C. Moore Symposium or special ePortfolio workshops as well as external publications and presentations at conferences around the world. See About Us for assistance in identifying someone whose experience may be helpful in your context.