ePortfolios are purposeful digital collections of student work that can be used to showcase efforts and ideas and act as archives of learning, discovery, progress, achievement and self-reflection. In addition, they promote multimodal communication as they allow for the inclusion of text, images, videos, audio clips and other types of media. ePortfolios can be used for a variety of purposes, such as to present and reflect on achievements within a specific course, to document study abroad experiences, to document progress within an educational program, and to provide a portrait of professional skills and abilities.
Students receive access to the ePortfolio platform in the first week of classes in their first semester of enrollment and keep this access through graduation and beyond. ePortfolios are located in your UBLearns account: you can access them at any time by visiting the "Tools" menu, then clicking on "Portfolios," and then clicking "My Portfolios."
ePortfolios are used throughout the UB Curriculum to help students develop such skills as:
ePortfolio use is not limited to UB Curriculum classes, and there is no limit to the number of ePortfolios a student can create. In addition to ePortfolios for specific courses, students can create ePortfolios for other purposes, such as to supplement applications for employment, graduate programs, scholarships, etc., or to document learning experiences outside of the classroom.
|Introduction to ePortfolio||Course Portfolios/Self-Archiving||Culminating Portfolio|
Other Foundations Courses
See the videos below for walkthroughs on creating portfolios as well as how to set-up portfolio assignments in UBLearns. We also have links below for helpful documentation on using the UBLearns Portfolio tool.
During the fall 2020 semester, the lab space will be available, with limited capacity, from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. as a touch-down space only. All UBPorfolio assistance will be virtual in order to maintain appropriate distancing. Capstone students should coordinate with their instructor directly for questions related to UBC399. For all other inquiries related to portfolios, please contact UBPortfolio@buffalo.edu for assistance or utilize the Discord chat feature on this page.