Audree, the brilliant programmer behind the system used at Chandler-Gilbert Community College as well as the version we share with the rest of Maricopa is rolling out some exciting new features for this software.
How about a wiki inside an ePort?
Audree has rolled into the eport system a version of UseMod wiki.
She just gave me access to the test server, and the most interesting aspect is the inclusion of a Wiki creation tool. Just like the other “pages” in the MyePort software, the owner can create as many wikis as they decide. What is slixk ia that for each Wiki set up, the eportfolio author can elect from different wiki permissions:
- Only the eportfolio owner can edit- perhaps use for simple page construction, or maybe brainstorming a list of goals, or…
- The eportfolio owner can elect to give editing access to only users on the eportfolio system Maybe this could be a series of experience reflections or a draft of a project outline and the owner or project collaborators can add responses or suggestions.
- A wide open wiki- not sure at all how this might be used, but it is there.
And then the eportfolio owner can also apply the over arching privacy settings to create passwords to limit access to any of the wiki pages.
So in addition to a good set of page types (documents, collections, slide shows, polls/surveys, blogs, and a calender, now this tool has an ePort wiki. And there is automatic streaming of Quicktime video and upload mp3s, RSS syndication (including podcasting for included media files).
we are now seeing a growing amount of uptake of eport usage as there are now almost 120 published ones on our server— including an interesting batch of ones from Art students, education students, some library technology students, faculty creating teaching portfolios… I am hoping over the summer some of our eportfolio leaders will look at doing some meta analysis of the eportfolio activity, as just in some simple browsing there is a wide array of good artifact posting and reflection here.
Our eports are going to be really cooking this year!