Between two and four weeks from the start of the course, have this quick assignment in your syllabus. We suggest doing the assignment in Canvas. Make the only assignment turn-in option a URL for the student's ePortfolio. It will then open right up in the Speed Grader, and you can quickly assign points. If the student appears to be having problems setting up the ePortfolio, refer them to one of the ePortfolio labs for assistance.
First ePortfolio Assignment
Students: If you haven't already done so, get your ePortfolio set up correctly according to the online tutorials or the free library workshop. You can also drop into one of the ePortfolio labs for assistance. For five points, it should have a Welcome page, a Goals and Outcomes page, a Coursework page, and an Outside the Classroom page. The Resume page is optional for this course, but note that it may be a requirement for some courses or programs. For six points, make sure you have a good welcoming statement on your Welcome page. For seven points, make sure you have an About Me section on your Welcome page--and tell me only what you feel comfortable relating to your professors about yourself. For eight points, make sure you have goals on your Goals and Outcomes page. For nine points, paste SLCC's learning outcomes (see below) on the Goals and Outcomes page. For ten points, have something on your Outside the Classroom page regarding a hobby, volunteer or paid work, extra-curricular activity at SLCC, balancing life and school, sports, pleasure reading, etc. Put the URL of your ePortfolio's Welcome page in this assignment tab, and also make sure you enter it into MyPage on the Student tab if you haven't already done so.
SLCC's Learning Outcomes*
Students communicate effectively. This includes developing critical literacies—reading, writing, speaking, listening, visual understanding—that they can apply in various contexts; Organizing and presenting ideas and information visually, orally, and in writing according to standard usage; Understanding and using the elements of effective communication in interpersonal, small group, and mass settings.
Students develop quantitative literacies necessary for their chosen field of study. This includes approaching practical problems by choosing and applying appropriate mathematical techniques; Using information represented as data, graphs, tables, and schematics in a variety of disciplines; Applying mathematical theory, concepts, and methods of inquiry appropriate to program-specific problems.
Students think critically and creatively. This includes reasoning effectively from available evidence; demonstrating effective problem solving; engaging in creative thinking, expression, and application; Engaging in reflective thinking and expression; Demonstrating higher-order skills such as analysis, synthesis, and evaluation; Making connections across disciplines; Applying scientific methods to the inquiry process.
Students develop the knowledge and skills to be civically engaged. This includes understanding the natural, political, historical, social, and economic underpinnings of the local, national, and global communities to which they belong; Developing the awareness of both civil rights and civil responsibilities for individual and collective action in a democracy; Engaging in service-learning for community building and an enhanced academic experience; Develop the knowledge and skills to take leadership roles.
Students develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner. This includes engaging with a diverse set of others to produce professional work; Interacting competently across cultures; understanding and appreciating human differences; Understanding and acting on standards of professionalism and civility, including the SLCC Student Code of Conduct.
Students develop computer and information literacy. This includes using contemporary computer hardware and software to effectively complete college-level assignments; Gathering and analyzing information using technology, library resources, and other modalities; Understanding and acting upon ethical and security principles with respect to computer technology and to information acquisition and distribution; distinguishing between credible and non-credible sources of information, and using the former in their work in an appropriately documented fashion.
Students develop the attitudes and skills for lifelong wellness. This includes understanding the importance of physical activity and its connection to lifelong wellness; learning how participation in a fitness, sport or leisure activity results in daily benefits including stress reduction, endorphin release, and a sense of well-being. (*Lifelong wellness applies only to A.A. and A.S. degree seeking students)