ePortfolio public pilot starts today

After months of secrecy we finally announced today. The Yacapaca ePortfolio is now into public pilot. It’s a good thing I was working from home today because I was leaping around like a mad thing after I sent the announcement email to the Yacapaca mailing list. As much as anything, it’s a relief to have finally put it out there where you can play with it and see if it meets your needs.

Some more on the theory later, but meanwhile, here’s the official release:
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The Yacapaca ePortfolio is the most practical system for:

  • DiDA ePortfolio
  • GCSE in Applied Business courswork portfolio
  • coursework portfolios in other courses
  • short text answer questionnaires
  • complete website creation

Here are the essential features:

  • each ePortfolio comprises several ‘Cards’; think of them as file cards.
  • a Card may be blank, or may have a question on it.
  • on each Card, students can
    • upload a file
    • enter text (e.g. file description; answer to question)
    • style their text using HTML
  • as teacher, you can add comments to each card at any time.
  • completed ePortfolios can be saved to CD-ROM as standalone websites.

As a teacher you can

  • assign pre-created ePortfolio tasks
  • create your own tasks

From today, the ePortfolio pilot programme is open to all Yacapaca members. We are not charging for use of the system this term – final pricing has not yet been decided, but in the Chalkface tradition it will be astonishingly good value.

Of course we would be delighted to hear your feedback and feature requests.

Login to Yacapaca ePortfolio

Get a free account at Yacapaca

Read the ePortfolio manual


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4 thoughts on “ePortfolio public pilot starts today

  1. Had a quick look and I am rather puzzled by this; how do you create a new card and therefore have new tasks? I suppose this is a standard process in Yacapaca?Can you upload graphics, if so how do they appear? What control does the student have over the portfoloio, since this is oen of hte guiding principles that Becta and DfEs ar working with, for e-portfolios? Like that facility for peer review.
    Am enjoying looking at your resources, and like the model of sharing that you have developed. do you have many users from FE or ACL sectors?

    Reply
  2. Had a quick look and I am rather puzzled by this; how do you create a new card and therefore have new tasks? I suppose this is a standard process in Yacapaca?Can you upload graphics, if so how do they appear? What control does the student have over the portfoloio, since this is oen of hte guiding principles that Becta and DfEs ar working with, for e-portfolios? Like that facility for peer review.
    Am enjoying looking at your resources, and like the model of sharing that you have developed. do you have many users from FE or ACL sectors?

    Reply

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