The University of Queensland is implementing Chalk and Wire as the enterprise ePortfolio solution.  For further information refer to the ePortfolio tool page.

How can I implement ePortfolio in my course or program?

  1. Program Leads with an interest in discussing use of the ePortfolio in their programs should submit a Request to Meet to the eLearning Systems and Support team, completing the provided sub-headings in the email body.
  2. Please view the ePortfolio software features video (16:24 mins) and read Implementation process overview.

The following diagram aims to provide a high-level the key requirements.

What is the difference between the placement system and the ePortfolio system?

Who is using ePortfolio in 2017?

How will ePortfolio be supported?

UQ context

The UQ Student Strategy 2016-2020 White Paper invites the university to explore personalised learning and graduate employability, with specific focus on the expansion of work integrated learning opportunities and employability programs for students at UQ, which also includes global extension experiences and authentic assessments.

Across UQ, there are certain programs which currently include these activities, while other programs may like to increase their focus in these areas.

The ePortfolio solution has been selected explicitly to support the teaching and learning activities most commonly associated with learning that occurs outside the classroom, including iterative reflective activities, associating evidence to learning outcomes, review and validation by external supervisors, and personal curation of exemplar work into private, shared or professional electronic portfolios.

For historical information on this project refer to the selection and pilot webpages.

What is the difference between the placement system and the ePortfolio system?

The Placement system project will conduct a proof-of-concept with the preferred system in Q1 2017.  Uses of the placement system will be largely administrative, and will enable school administration to gather pre-requisites, identify and communicate with placement providers, allocate and monitor student placements, completion and submission of timesheets, and other business requirements around placement management.

The ePortfolio is related to management and assessment of learning activities while students are on placement rather than the administration of the placement itself.

Who is using ePortfolio in 2017?

In 2017, the focus is on faculties that have work integrated learning and initially endorsed the project. The faculties are HaBS, HASS and Medicine.  The upcoming deployment for semester 1 and 2 2017 includes but is not limited to the following programs:

  1. Bachelor of Nursing
  2. Bachelor of Midwifery
  3. Bachelor of Nursing and Midwifery (dual)
  4. Master of Nursing Studies
  5. Master of Nursing Practitioner Studies
  6. Master of Dietetic studies
  7. Master of Teaching (Primary)
  8. Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)
  9. Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice

These programs have been selected principally because part of the ePortfolio project requirements are that the existing bespoke ePortfolio systems are decommissioned by end 2017.

How will ePortfolio be supported?

Support for staff will be provided by eLearning systems and support

Support for students will be provided by Library Services (AskUS)

The vendor also offers online (email) support for staff and students from within the platform itself (via Blackboard) for purely technical issues.  Live chat vendor support is available from within the application between 10pm and 6am.