Activities: Portfolio

mod_giportfolio
Maintained by Davo Davo Smith
Based on the book module, this allows students to create portfolio contributions, within a structure set by the teacher.
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Moodle 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Portfolio module for Moodle, heavily based on the Book module for Moodle (http://moodle.org/) - Copyright (C) 2004-2011 Petr Skoda (http://skodak.org/)

Based on the book module, this activity allows students to create portfolio contributions, with a structure set by the teacher.
The course teacher(s) are able to create an overall structure for the students' work via a series of chapters and subchapters, the same as the layout found in the book module.
The course students are then able to add their own contributions based on this structure, which can then be commented on an graded by the course teacher(s).

Usage:

  • As a teacher, click on 'View/edit portfolio template', then create each of the chapters that you want students to contribute to
    (note you must create all chapters before any students start contributing)
  • You can fill in each chapter with instructions / introductory information to help students.
  • As a student, select a chapter to contribute to, then click on 'Add contribution' and enter the text of your contribution / upload relevant files.
  • As a teacher, click on 'Submitted portfolios', then you can filter and search the list of students who have made contributions.
  • Click on 'View' to browse through a particular student's contributions and add comments to each one.
  • Click on 'Grade' to give overall feedback comments and a grade.

Created by:

  • Petr Skoda (skodak) - most of the coding & design
  • Mojmir Volf, Eloy Lafuente, Antonio Vicent and others
  • Portfolio features by Davo Smith and Manolescu Dorel of Synergy Learning, on behalf of The Goethe Institut.

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Intentionally omitted features:

  • more chapter levels - it would encourage teachers to write too much complex and long books, better use standard standalone HTML editor and import it as Resource. DocBook format is another suitable solution.
  • TOC hiding in normal view - instead use printer friendly view
  • detailed student tracking (postponed till officially supported)
  • export as zipped set of HTML pages - instead use browser command Save page as... in print view

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Davo Smith (Lead maintainer)
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  • Picture of Stefan Alexa
    Tue, 31 May 2016, 6:11 PM
    OK, many thanks for letting us know and for trying this; I am sure that many other users will appreciate this very much indeed smile... I am sure also that this will positively reflect on the user stats as well ... smile Stefan.
  • Picture of Stefan Alexa
    Mon, 6 Jun 2016, 4:32 PM
    Hello Davo, looking forward to hearing from you soon, either way! smile Many thanks indeed! Stefan
  • Picture of Jelly Smith
    Mon, 24 Oct 2016, 12:09 PM
    I love this plugin! It seems that students can't see each other's contributions, though. Is there a setting I've overlooked? The "View other students' contributions" button is available, but when a student clicks it, it says there are no other student contributions yet (even though we have added them from a test student).
  • Picture of Jelly Smith
    Mon, 24 Oct 2016, 12:09 PM
    I love this plugin! It seems that students can't see each other's contributions, though. Is there a setting I've overlooked? The "View other students' contributions" button is available, but when a student clicks it, it says there are no other student contributions yet (even though we have added them from a test student).
  • Davo
    Mon, 24 Oct 2016, 2:44 PM
    Has the test student clicked on the 'share' icon for any of their contributions?
  • Picture of Jelly Smith
    Tue, 25 Oct 2016, 6:52 AM
    Wow, I did not notice the share icon at all! Maybe that could be larger and more obvious in future versions. I love it, though. We've been looking for a way to do portfolios and this is great.
  • Davo
    Thu, 24 Nov 2016, 4:37 AM
    All automated tests passing in Moodle 3.2, with minor tweaks to the behat tests themselves
  • Picture of Michael Daniels
    Thu, 24 Nov 2016, 6:53 PM
    Thanks for sharing Davo! This is something I've been looking for! It's excellent! I love that the students can share their portfolios with other students so they can compare them. It's the best plugin here! Michael
  • Picture of Ali Merzouk
    Wed, 26 Jul 2017, 6:43 PM
    Hi Davo,
    Exellent and easy to use Plugin. We almost adopted it if the settings were extended like in the Assignement activity of Moodle. Actually we need grader allocation and word limit in the text, which is not available. Why not adding the assignement settings to the pluggin including the advanced grading in order to use rubrics for example? It would also be great if we could customise the feedback entries (a strutured framework) for teachers to enter feedback in a preformated feedback form/text. It would be perfect!
  • Davo
    Wed, 26 Jul 2017, 7:26 PM
    Hi Ali,

    They all sound like interesting suggestions, which would take varying amounts of time to implement. Realistically, none of them are likely to happen unless someone offers to pay for the development time involved. Is that something you would be able to do?
  • tom
    Thu, 10 Aug 2017, 6:39 PM
    Hey,

    How can I delete the button to show/hide other contributions. Because we don't want students to see contributions from others.

  • Davo
    Fri, 18 Aug 2017, 3:22 AM
    Hi Tom,

    I've double-checked the code and there is no way to hide the button, other than a CSS rule (in your theme / theme settings) such as:

    .giportfolio_content .singlebutton + .singlebutton { display: none; }

    This will hide the button, but will not remove it, so anyone who knows what they are doing will still be able to access other contributions.

    Note, however, that only contributions that students have specifically chosen to share with others are shown - they are not shared by default.
  • Picture of Blanca Pena
    Wed, 6 Sep 2017, 10:39 PM
    Hello!
    I have a question: it is possible that a student sees the portfolio other students? What settings do I need for it?
  • tom
    Thu, 7 Sep 2017, 5:47 PM
    Thanks for the code to hide the button, this will do for now.
    I've got a couple of other questions for you:

    - How can i delete the "title" field when a student create's/edit's a contribution. Or at least make it an optional field.
    - Is it possible to create a (sub)chapter where students can't add a contribution? just to give them some information?

    I hope you, or anyone else can help me.

  • Picture of Brian Warling
    Wed, 29 Nov 2017, 3:24 AM
    Hi -- Is a 3.3/3.4 version in the works? Thanks... Brian
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