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Portfolium for Faculty

Portfolium is CSUN's ePortfolio, a space for students, faculty, and alumni to share their academic and extracurricular accomplishments, career achievements, passion projects, volunteer work and so much more! ePortfolios allow you to showcase specific skills and abilities beyond what a traditional resume can offer and help build an online presence.

Why use Portfolium in the classroom?

Showcase Coursework 

Students can upload various forms of media in one assignment. Entries can showcase coursework, skills gained, and other activities that contribute to students’ academic and professional success.

Assign

You may create and assign class projects to be submitted on Portfolium. You can track your students’ progress by creating a custom hashtag that everyone in your class can use for your class projects (e.g., #Matador43233). Class tags allow you to search a specific tag and find all the work associated with that tag. 

Archive

All student work will be stored in a centralized location. Students can look back on their published projects, skills developed, and completed work, years after graduation. Portfolium creates a record of growth and accomplishment over time, which will be helpful in shaping and improving your skills and showcasing your achievements.

Connect 

Connecting allows you to follow and communicate with your students, alumni, and fellow Matadors at CSUN. Students may also comment on each other’s work to offer positive feedback and share their thoughts. Faculty may also leave comments and feedback on projects and individual work. Students can connect with businesses for internships and career opportunities. All their skills and qualifications are right there! 

Professional Success

Less than 13% of people from the ages of 15 to 34 actively use LinkedIn, mainly due to their lack of work experience. By assigning coursework on Portfolium, faculty can help students to build their professional online presence and ease the transition to life after CSUN.

Authentic Audience

Posting coursework publicly on Portfolium adds value to student assignments by sharing their work with an audience of peers, faculty, and future employers who can leave feedback and comments.

Self-Reflection

Writing a summary of a class project posted on Portfolium prompts students to reflect and synthesize the content of the project and what it means to them.

Interested in using Portfolium in your class?

You may schedule an in-class presentation where CSUN's Portfolium Team will explain the essentials of Portfolium and highlight the importance of an ePortfolio. We also offer departmental or large group presentations for faculty and staff as well as a one-on-one consultation as needed. 

To request a virtual class presentation or a one-on-one consultation, please complete the request form:

There are three types of presentations you may request:

  • 15 minutes - Full introduction to the Portfolium platform 

  • 30 minutes - Includes a hands-on demo, along with a full introduction

  • 1 hour - Includes hands-on demo, full introduction along with steps on how to create an account, publish a project, etc.

Faculty Testimonials

"Portfolium is an innovative way for students to not only create a body of work over their college careers to show potential employers or future graduate programs but also a way of building pride in their growth and accomplishments. My freshmen were very engaged in Portfolium and excited about sharing their projects and seeing what's possible with this opportunity to really showcase their work." - Lisa Riccomini, University 100 Asst. Course Director 

"This presentation was great! Thank you so much for coming to our class. I attended a U100 workshop and spread the word about Portfolium and your presentation!" – Tamra Loeb, Univ. 100 Professor

"Thank you for taking the time to come to speak to my students in UNIV 100. Students have shared positive feedback about your presentation. For instance, one wrote she was hoping to find an electronic portfolio that she had access to since high school." – Yoko Mimura, Univ. 100 Professor

Portfolium Support

Contact the Faculty Technology Center:  ftc@csun.edu

Contact the e-Portfolio Coordinator: fiona.marak@csun.edu   

Contact the Portfolium Student Ambassadors