Technology availability and effective use is at the core for today's students. Otterbein has available for their instructors and students, Blackboard Learn (Learning Management System), Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (Virtual Classrooms) and ePortfolios with Digication and many other specialized programs to aid in the learning experience.
ePortfolios are content-sharing platforms designed to showcase evidence of learning and reflection along with your interests and accomplishments. At Otterbein, we use Digication as our campus-wide ePortfolio system. The ongoing integration of this service with other university initiatives is coordinated by the Center for Teaching and Learning.
On campus, ePortfolios are used in our Integrative Studies (INST) and First Year Seminar (FYS) classes and in many other courses. Administrative use of the system includes program evaluation as well as faculty tenure and promotion reviews. Students, faculty, and staff can also create ePortfolios to work collaboratively with peers, manage learning activities, publish their writing or art, and even to promote student organizations, special projects, or campus-related events.
NOTE: Alumni can retain access to ePortfolio free of charge using their personal email accounts. See our Alumni Account instructions for more information.
All Otterbein students, faculty, and staff have access to ePortfolio. Below are the links to get started.
ePortfolio Tutors: Our ePortfolio Tutors hold office hours at the Reference Desk in the Library, in case you have questions about building or managing content in ePortfolio. See our Help Portfolio for more information, including their schedule.
Help for Faculty: For questions regarding training, pedagogical consultation, and/or instructional design support for ePortfolio, faculty should contact the Center for Teaching & Learning (firstname.lastname@example.org | 614-823-1064) or visit the CTL Studio on the 3rd floor of the Library.
Technical Issues: For technical issues that may affect your usage of ePortfolio (e.g., no network connection, software problems, cannot log in, etc.), submit an online Help Request or contact the ITS Help Desk (email@example.com | 614-823-3100).
General Questions: If you have other questions or comments regarding the use of ePortfolio at Otterbein, send a message to ePortfolio@otterbein.edu.
Additional Help: You can also submit a Help Request to Digication or browse the ePortfolio Knowledge Base to get help from ePortfolio’s developers and technical support experts.