Frequently Asked Questions
[+] What is an ePortfolio?
The ePortfolio is an online collection of your work designed for an audience. It enables you to enrich your learning experiences, prepare you for your field of work, and sharpen your technological skills.
You will add files to your portfolio that may be shared with others--your peers, professors, friends, family, and potential employers. Additionally, your ePortfolio will be a work in progress as you will be able to add to it and extend it throughout your college career.
[+] What should I put in my ePortfolio?
You should upload your best, revised works from your courses, along with reflections on your learning process, to show growth in knowledge and skills. You can also upload a resume and artifacts that show your participation in extra and co-curricular activities.
[+] How can I set one up?
All Pace students have ePortfolio accounts created automatically. Go to https://eportfolio.pace.edu and log in with your usual Pace username and password.
[+] How long will I have access to my ePortfolio at Pace?
For as long as you like! Your ePortfolio account is tied to your Pace gmail account, which means that you will keep your ePortfolio as long as you keep your email.
[+] Who can view my ePorfolio?
The default setting is private, but with a few clicks, you can grant access to individuals, the Pace community, or the public. You can alter these settings for different parts of your ePortfolio at any time. You can share your ePortfolio with your faculty, advisors, family, friends and potential employers. For instructions on how to do this, view the tutorial on www.eportfolio.pace.edu/eportfolio titled “How to Share Pages and Collections.”
[+] What is Feedback?
Each ePortfolio page has a section for other users to leave feedback or comments. Users must be logged into ePortfolio in order to place feedback on another user’s page. A user can also not allow comments or feedback to be placed on any page by adjusting the settings within sharing.”
[+] How can my ePortfolio help me outside of my coursework?
Your ePortfolio can function like an educational passport, showing where you have been and what you have learned. You can use this digital passport to apply for internships, scholarships, graduate schools and jobs.
[+] How do I add content, create a group, add friends, create a blog, and more?
[+] What are Tags and how are they used?
Tags allow you to include a user defined classification scheme for your Artefacts and ePortfolio Pages. You can add individual words or phrases. Multiple tags can be added and must be separated by a comma. For example, if your artefact was a Biology assignment, you might add the following tags:
Biology, Assignment, Semester 1
Usage Tip - When you next go to upload an Artefact, you can click on Show my tags to view a list of all tags you have previously used. This can save time if you frequently need to upload Artefacts with the same tags. Simply click on any relevant existing tags, and they will be added to your new Artefact.
Over time your tags list will develop into a comprehensive list of keywords for your Artefacts and will aid the search process.
[+] What does it mean to add a page to my watchlist?
The link to add a page to your watchlist is under the feedback section at the bottom of a user's ePortfolio. (Click "Add page to watchlist"). If a page is on your watchlist you receive a notification when the author changes the page. See this video tutorial for more information: Adding a Page to Your Watchlist
[+] What are ePortfolio Groups?
Groups are ePortfolio users that are related in some way. You can see the groups you own or are a member of, as well as groups you have been invited to or have asked to join by clicking the green "Groups" tab at the top of the page. When in a group, you can share your views with the other members, and join in with group activities like forums.