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
Davo Smith (Lead maintainer)
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  • Davo
    Fri, 29 Jan 2016, 12:20 AM
    Hi Dirk,

    I can't make any absolute promises. The customer who commissioned the plugin is still actively using it, so it should be maintained for the immediate future (although there are some changes that I may need to copy back into the released version).

    Davo
  • Picture of Stefan Alexa
    Thu, 26 May 2016, 5:39 PM
    Many thanks for such a useful Plugin! As my institution is planning to upgrade to Moodle 3.1., I am wondering if there will be any update of the present version of the Portfolios? Otherwise, is there an editable version of the Book on which we can work on to develop the required functionality for 3.1.? Looking forward to hearing from you! Many thanks again!
    Stefan.
  • Davo
    Thu, 26 May 2016, 6:36 PM
    Stefan,

    I'm not directly aware of any reason why it would not work with Moodle 3.1, but I have not tested it directly. If you find any problems, let me know and I will try to look at them (but cannot promise a quick turnaround).

    Davo
  • Picture of Stefan Alexa
    Tue, 31 May 2016, 5:30 PM
    Hi Davo, Many thanks for your reply! When we tried to upgrade to the Moodle version 3.0, it complained about the compatibility and did not allow to upgrade to 3.0 until we removed the plugin. Any suggestion for us? Many thanks again for you help.
    Stefan.
  • Davo
    Tue, 31 May 2016, 5:32 PM
    I'll have to take a look at it and see what needs doing to fix it. It will probably be very easy to fix, but I can't make a firm promise of when I will have time to do so.
  • 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?
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