ePortfolio Symposium

ePortfolio Symposium

When done well, ePortfolios are a high-impact practice that has been shown to deepen learning, making learning more meaningful and connected, and support identity development (Eynon & Gambino, 2017, 2018). The ePortfolio Symposium is a professional development opportunity for all faculty and staff from any IU campus who are involved in ePortfolio work or interested in learning about ePortfolios as a high-impact practice. Held online, the symposium will include interactive sessions that allow for discussion and sharing of ideas, and are informative of ePortfolio curriculum, pedagogies, skills, and assessment.

The ePortfolio Symposium will explore the high-quality implementation of ePortfolio with sessions that focus on the four attributes of the ePortfolio High-Impact Practice Taxonomy:

  1. ePortfolio Curriculum – ePortfolio is central to the curricular design of the course, program, or university experience
  2. ePortfolio Pedagogy – ePortfolio pedagogies support integrative, self-directed learning, and student identity development
  3. ePortfolio Making Skills – ePortfolio-making skills are explicitly taught to students
  4. ePortfolio Assessment – ePortfolio assessment is holistic and aligned with learning processes and outcomes

ePortfolio Symposium Schedule

All sessions will be held online, in Zoom. The link to join is included in the registration confirmation email.

2022 ePortfolio Symposium Full Program


8:30-8:55 a.m.

  • Welcome, Opening Plenary – ePortfolio as a High-Impact Practice

9:00-9:50 a.m.

15-minute Quick Share:

  • The Who, What, Where, When, How, and Why of ePortfolios
  • ePortfolios in Academic Advising
  • What Graduate Schools Have Told Us

25-minute Interactive:

  • Promoting Sustainability and Buy-in of ePortfolio across Campus
  • Exploring Occupational Therapy Faculty Perceptions for the Inaugural Implementation of an ePortfolio Curriculum

10:00-10:50 a.m.

15-minute Assignment Shares:

  • I am statements: Helping students answer the question 'who are you?'
  • Show and Tell: Elevator Pitch Visual Assignment
  • Creating a Career Action Plan (CAP) Assignment for ePortfolio

25-minute Interactive:

  • Making Text-Based Assignments More ePortfolio-Friendly
  • ePortfolio Design Strategies & Reflecting on a Course-Based ePortfolios

11:00-11:25 a.m.

15-minute Assignment Shares:

  • Build an ePortfolio Shell in 10 Minutes: Activity for Course-Based ePortfolios That Teaches Five Essential Skills

25-minute Interactive:

  • All about the ePortfolio Studio and how can it help your students

11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

  • Closing Reflection and Networking