[LON-CAPA-users] Portfolios

Guy Albertelli II lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Sat, 7 Oct 2006 10:37:59 -0400 (EDT)

Hi Mark,

> Could someone give a quick description of what the student portfolio is 
> and how it is meant to be used by a student?

- it's 20 meg file area for students
- main idea was a location to upload documents that could then be
  submitted in response to an essay/drop box/task
- users can define metadata for the file

- also portfolio submitted files can be modified by the grader and then
  uploaded back to the student, this will apear as a new 'version' of
  the file for the studnet (and doesn't count against their quota)

> Who can it be viewed by?

- student controlled
   - by default only the student or a user who is grading it if it has
     been submitted as a response
   - optionally can be marked as 'public' or as 'pass phrase
     protected' by the student (in this case it would be then
     publically available, or available by a pass phrase the student
     has set)
      - files that are in this state are advertised on the students
        aboutme page

> Is it primarily meant for a place a student can 
> carry over stuff from quarter to quarter?

- sure, they can do what the want with it

> Do they have means to let others collaborate with the material?

- Groups can also have a portfolio area for the group
   - groups can have users with read access and othere with read/write
     access to the group area

- Group files are advertised on the course aboutme page

We're working on the Documentation of the PORT stuff right now.

guy@albertelli.com   0-7-1-6-27,137