• Flexible compilation of documents and media
  • Store and manage these artefacts
  • Share content with specified groups of participants, e.g. learning groups, individual teachers and/or all interested students
  • Feedback and commenting facilities, e.g. peer-to-peer or by teachers and other students
  • Create templates that can be shared with students, for example, to specify the structure of an exam
  • Locking a portfolio to prevent further editing: This turns the portfolio into a performance report that can be graded.

Possible Uses of E-portfolios

E-portfolios can be used as a learning and assessment method in individual courses as well as throughout a programme. myPortfolio not only offers lecturers the opportunity to provide content. The students themselves can also use the platform as a personal learning and working environment and customise it. The use of e-portfolio enhances media literacy and sensitises for topics of digital literacy.

  • Reflecting on individual learning processes, developments, and procedures – on this basis, systematically improving weaknesses, building on strengths and analysing results
  • Visualising developments and progress over a longer period of time (not just the final result)
  • Documenting learning progress regardless of location in more self-learning or practice-orientated study phases
  • Staying in touch with the teacher, receiving feedback from teachers and other students and giving formative feedback
  • Using the documentation for lifelong learning and as a content link at the transition studies to subsequent professional fields.

An overview of the functions and possible uses can be found in this video (German only).

myPortfolio network

Are you looking for colleagues who use (e-)portfolios in their teaching? Become a member of the myPortfolio network at Leuphana! The myPortfolio network was initiated by the Teaching Service in 2019 and currently has almost 30 members from all faculties and schools. In regular network meetings, the members exchange ideas and collect needs and wishes.

Interested in joining? Send an email to lehrservice@leuphana.de with the subject line "myPortfolio network" and a brief description of yourself and how you use or would like to use (e-)portfolios.

The dates of the myPortfolio network in the summer semester 2024 are

  • Wed, 17 April, 10:30-11:30 am (online)
    Guest lecture Mahara und die StudIP-Courseware – Portfoliosysteme im Vergleich (Katharina Schwanke, University of Osnabrück)
  • Wed, 15 May, 10:30-11:30 a.m. (online)
    Guest lecture Formative Feedbacks für ePortfolios mit KI erzeugen – Möglichkeiten und Herausforderungen (Prof. Dr Karsten Wolf, University of Bremen)
  • Mon, 17 June, 10:30-12:00 (hybrid)
    Workshop KI-Feedback in der Lehre mit POE (Gitte Köllner, DigiTaL project)
  • Mon, 8 July, 10:30-11:30 a.m. (online)
    Erkenntnisse aus einem Portfolioentwicklungsprojekt (Moritz Paesche, DigiTaL project)

Here you can download the programme as PDF (in German):