Collection: Why ePortfolios?

ePortfolios and Co-Curricular Records

Exploring how ePortfolios and Open Badges could act as Co-Curricular Records.
(also known as Co-Curricular Transcripts).

Core presentation

ePortfolio and Badges - UC Davis

Excerpt from Inside Higher Ed article:

“Badges can tell a different story,” says Joanna Normoyle, the experiential and digital media learning coordinator at the university’s Agricultural Sustainability Institute. She says they allow students to “differentiate themselves and tell a narrative.”

See also:


CCR and Mahara ePortfolio

This solution involves a customization of a third party plugin.


More Mahara ePortfolio

Key References -ePortfolio

Mahara 1.8 user manual

Penny Light, T., Chen, H., Ittelson, J. Documenting Learning with ePortfolios - A Guide for College Instructors. John Wiley and Sons, 2012. ISBN 978-0-470-63620-6

Davies, S. Effective Assessment in a Digital Age. Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) 2010.

Gray, L. Effective Practice with ePortfolios. Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) 2008.

ePortfolio Implementation Toolkit and Video Case Studies (JISC 2012)


CCR Links - Canada

Documenting and decoding the undergrad experience
University Affairs

  • Cited example: Universite de Laval: Webfolio


The Co-Curricular Record: Enhancing a Postsecondary Education


Co-Curricular Records
Ross McMillan (blog)



CCR Related

Career Portfolio Manitoba participants

Complete ePortfolios

Rommuel Paragas, Internationally Educated Electronics Professional
Fictional example

Carol Lemoine, Quality Assurance Professional
Hired partly through her eportfolio; great charts

Wendy Joanisse, Professional Administrator
Multipage collection, like Carol's

Chirag Patel, Internationally Trained Accountant
Lots and lots of material

Melanie Lemoine, Creative Arts
Well fleshed out and highly visual

David Gonzalez, Apprentice Industrial Mechanic/Millwright
Great mini-interview, certificates, skills summaries

Arnel Gordovez - Internationally Trained Engineer
Good for Screenr and embedded YouTube

Randean Kopytko
Academic career, good letters of recommendation

Don Presant - independent producer, consultant
Fairly exhaustive overview of skills and project history to support contract work

ePortfolio excerpts:


Rommuel Paragas - Job Match Summary

Carol Lemoine - Essential Skills Summary

Don Presant - Embedded LinkedIn

Daniel Haight - Post Secondary Portfolio

Samantha Sidhu - RPL (alternate view)


Mahara ePortfolio - Canada - Features
Core Mahara features, plugins and customizations for learning ePortfolios - ePortfolios and Higher Education
Part of collection: "Why ePortfolio"

Athabasca University - Centre for Learning Accreditation
Mahara ePortfolio for undergraduate RPL

University of Alberta
College St-Jean

Kwantlen Polytechnic University
HRMT 4115 - Labour Relations -student collection for ongoing use

2013 ELiN event
(Impressions of a UW event in Don Presant's ePortfolio)


Mahara ePortfolio Outside Canada

University of California - San Francisco
UCSF Portfolio Support Center

Pace University

Stetson University
Part of a collection; inlcudes a list of other US (and Canadian) institutions using Mahara

Central Michigan University
Video tutorials

University of Glasgow: Extracurricular ePortfolio
Part of a larger ePortfolio using Mahara

City of Glasgow College
ePLP - Online Personal Learning Plan

University of Nottingham
Exemplars of ePortfolio use

Southampton Solent University
With exemplars

University of South Queensland
Teaching support page

University of Canberra
Why are people at UC adopting Mahara and ePortfolio practice
Multi-institution Mahara with proprietary enhancements