Creating an ePortfolio Group for Your eClass Course
Posted by Dave Laurie on 04 May 2017 03:53 PM

It is now possible to create an ePortfolio group automatically based on the enrolled students in your eClass course. Having a group on ePortfolio is the only way to easily share materials with students and have them submit their portfolio pages for review. For more information on groups in ePortfolios, see Adding Students to your ePortfolios Course Groups.

To create your course group, you must first have the ePortfolio block added to your course:

If the block is not in your course yet, see Accessing Mahara ePortfolios.

Once the block is in your course, clicking the button Create/Update ePortfolio Group will automatically create the group in the ePortfolio system. Once you receive the confirmation that your group has been created, click on the Access My ePortfolio button to go to the ePortfolio system. The group will be available in your ePortfolio under Groups > My groups:

The group will have the following properties:

  1. The group will be a 'closed' type group - no one on the ePortfolio service will be able to search for the group, enroll in it, or request access to it.
  2. The group will have the same name as your course short name on eClass.
  3. All students (and auditors) in your course will be added as members of the group.
  4. Anyone enrolled in your eClass course as an instructor or TA will be an administrator of the group.

Note: while you cannot change the group type of an automatically created group, you are able to edit any of the other details including its name, description, and any of the enrolled members and/or their roles.

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