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EDUC 425: ePortfolio

Digital Accessibility

Please ensure that your ePortfolio is accessible to others. Including accessibility design principles as you build your site will benefit everyone who visits your ePortfolio.

Here's a great article on digital accessibility from the folks in L&IT:

If you would like to check color contrast on your site, you can use this tool to check your colors:


Creating New Pages

There are multiple ways to create pages.

If you want to copy an existing page that already has the formatting you want (for example, you have created a page for one of your competencies and you like the layout...the easiest way to reproduce the layout is to make one or more copies for your other competencies):

  1. Go to Organize from the drop-down menu at the top-right of the page
  2. Click Show Current ePortfolio (unless the page you want to copy is in a different ePortfolio)
  3. Set the slider button at the top of page to Page
  4. Drag the title of the page you want to copy from the list of titles on the left to the list on the right
  5. Move the page to the location where you want it to appear in the list on the right (and indent if it should be a sub-menu item)
  6. Exit the Organizer to return to your ePortfolio

If you just want to create a new, blank page,

  1. Unlock the header area (where your ePortfolio's menu is)
  2. Put your cursor/pointer on the ePortfolio's menu and click the Edit button
  3. Click Add New Page
  4. You can re-name the new page and move it to the appropriate place

Modifying the Menu

  1. Unlock the header section by clicking the lock icon
  2. Mouse over the menu so the menu options appear and click the edit option
  3. Add or move pages
  4. Rename pages (and update page URLs)

To create subpages of a main page in the menu:

  1. Add a page (if you want to copy a page, see instructions in box above)
  2. Give the page a name/title
  3. Move the page by moving your mouse to the left side of the new page item and when your cursor appears as a crosshatch, click and drag the page, dropping it under and a little to the right of the parent page. That indent will make it appear as a subpage in your menu.

Remember to "Publish Pages" so your updates will appear when you view your site in "Published" mode.

Building Your Site

Most of the elements on a page can be removed or modified.

Add a Section, and then Add Content (files, images, rich text, etc.) to the section.

Your artifacts can be uploaded files or hyperlinks. The links can be embedded in text, images, or in a button that you add to the page.

Create a gallery of photos, files, or a mix of content types by clicking Edit and Add More Items to a content area on the page. Use the settings option to choose layout, set to auto-play, display items in a grid, and so on.

Optional: although you hold the copyright to your work and enjoy the protections it affords as soon as your work is in a fixed medium (your website), adding a copyright statement to your site can serve as a reminder that others must obtain your permission before using any portion of your work. You might consider applying a statement like the following:

© 2019 [Your Name]. All rights reserved.

If you would like to grant permission for others to use some portion of your work, you can apply a Creative Commons license to that portion of the work. The license informs others that they have permission to use your work in specific ways, while allowing you to retain copyright.


Publish Changes: click Share button at top right. Click Recommended Settings, and then Save. This will allow you to publish changes to your pages. 

Published View: click Share button at top right, choose Publish Page or Publish Pages to update all changes, and then click View Published Version to see what your "live" site will look like.

Publish Changes: click Share at top right, then choose Publish Page or Publish Pages to update any changes you've made on your live portfolio.

Unlock: Remember that to modify the header and menu areas of the page, you first have to click the lock icon to unlock the section

Bucknell Colors and Style

Bucknell Colors and Style (must be logged in to My.Bucknell)

Photo Workaround

If you upload a photo and the orientation of the photo on your site is incorrect, my suggestion (until we can find a better answer) is to replace the photo, upload it again, and while you're still in upload mode, crop the photo just a small amount and see if the orientation is correct when you add it to your site.

Finding Images

Digication Help

Use this guide to refresh your memory as you design your ePortfolio in Digication.

Your librarian is available to meet with you to help you through any aspect of creating your site. Use the contact information at the right to email, chat (when the chat widget says "Talk to Jill") or schedule an appointment with her.

On this page, scroll down to the Instructional Videos section. The short videos may help you complete some tasks.

The Digication Student Guide is an excellent resource that will help you find answers to questions if your librarian isn't available, or if you want to see what help they have to offer. You may find the specific article you need by browsing the available titles, or you can type keywords in the Search box to find relevant articles.