QOLT ePortfolio

Faculty who participate in T&LI's Blended Learning Preparation Program (BLPP) or Online Teaching Preparation Program (OTPP), will complete an ePortfolio that showcases how their online or blended teaching demonstrates mastery of the CI QOLT Rubric.

An ePortfolio is a public website that demonstrates mastery of core competencies, in this instance the CI Quality Online Learning and Teaching (QOLT) Rubric. By creating and sharing a QOLT ePortfolio, you will contribute to the development of your digital identity, as well as the broader conversation about quality online and blended teaching and learning. You will share your great work with the world and the world will learn from you! 

Eligibility and Incentive

  • CI faculty who have completed the Online Teaching Preparation Program (OTPP) or the Blended Learning Preparation Program (BLPP) will create an ePortfolio as part of the program requirements.
  • The stipend provided for OTPP or BLPP will be disbursed upon submission of the ePortfolio through the online submission form.
  • Spring 2017 ePortfolios are due Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

CI QOLT Sections & ePortfolio Examples

For your ePortfolio, you will choose 2 QOLT sections and design a website that shows how you have mastered all of the section objectives in your online or blended course.

CI QOLT Rubric

Successful ePortfolios will:

  • Demonstrate mastery of all objectives in two of the nine QOLT sections
    • Mastery of QOLT will be achieved by integrating digital examples of teaching practices from your online or blended class into the website
    • Examples will brief 2-3 minute video tours of portions of your online course, screenshots of activities or course design, syllabus link, etc.
  • Be a publicly accessible website created using tool of the faculty's own choosing (WordPress in CI Keys, Google Sites, etc.)
  • Be visually appealing and have a clear navigation
  • Include clearly written and/or verbal narratives explaining how each digital example aligns with the QOLT objectives from the selected sections 
  • Be shared with a ⁠Creative-Commons ⁠license

4 Steps to Creating your ePortfolio

Step 1: Decide on a tool

You may use any tool to build your ePortfolio. T&LI will support your use of WordPress (hosted with CIKeys) or Google Sites (which has a brand new, easy-to-use interface!), but if you have another preference, you are free to use it!

Here are examples:

Step 2: Register for a Workshop

This spring, T&LI is offering workshops to get you started with WordPress/CI Keys and Google Sites. Please register now for the workshop that meets your needs.

Faculty Website Workshop

Tuesday, March 7th
1:00pm-2:30pm, FIT Studio (Solano 1201)
Facilitated by Michael McGarry
This workshop will guide faculty through building a professional and dynamic website using WordPress in CI Keys.

*Building Digital Literacy and Identity events track

Register Here

Creating ePortfolios with Google Sites Workshop

2:00pm - 3:30pm, FIT Studio (Solano 1201)
Facilitated by Megan Alstot i

Come learn how to harness the power of electronic portfolios using the new Google Sites. Students and faculty can create visually and intellectually stimulating showcases of their work to share with a public audience.

*Tools for Teaching Series

Register Here

Step 3: Reflect & Build Your Site!

  • Familiarize yourself with QOLT and choose two sections to focus on in your ePortfolio.
  • Spend time reviewing the ePortfolios submitted by previous OTPP and BLPP faculty participants here
  • If you'd like to record screencast videos to include in your ePortfolio, contact the helpdesk to request Camtasia be installed on your computer or check out Screencast-o-matic (it's free!).
  • Support is available in the FIT Studio, Mon-Fri from 9am-5pm, or you may schedule a Zoom support session by email: TLInnovations@csuci.edu

Step 4: Submit Your ePortfolio

  • Click here to submit your ePortfolio by Wednesday, May 10th.