Virginia Wesleyan University (VWU) has chosen Portfolium’s assessment and ePortfolio software to convert assessment of student learning into proof of curriculum effectiveness, competencies and employability.
Portfolium’s ePortfolio and assessment capabilities are part of its larger Student Success platform which provides VWU students with the ability to leverage the high-impact practice of creating ePortfolios, while giving educators the ability to conduct direct, authentic assessments of student work samples in order to measure student learning outcomes. Portfolium’s assessment features include customizable rubrics, curriculum mapping and easy one-click reporting. VWU plans to utilize Portfolium to support their two specialty programs (the PORTfolio Program and Batten Honors College) and replace previous portfolio practices moving forward.
Thanks to Portfolium’s intuitive user interface and seamless integration with school’s current learning management system (LMS), Blackboard, VWU was able to activate Portfolium campuswide in just two weeks. In less than six months, more than one third of the entire student body had already started to build their ePortfolios which are free for faculty and students to use, forever.
“With the excellent tech support provided by Portfolium, we were thrilled to successfully activate the platform so quickly,” said Instructional Technology Director, Robin Takacs at Virginia Wesleyan, “This included self-sustained training, student awareness and integration with our LMS. The experience was black and white compared to previous implementations that took months of planning, development and execution.”
VWU aims to integrate use of Portfolium into VWU’s Career Services and Student Affairs programming. The university plans to connect campus experiences with intentional development and demonstration of competencies, while linking skills to specific internship and job opportunities for students and alumni.
“Portfolium’s priority is facilitate a clear connection between student learning and real-world opportunity, while also providing all faculty with the most efficient tools for assessment and accreditation support,” said Troy Markowitz, VP Partnerships at Portfolium. “Seeing the platform successfully perform that connection at VWU is very rewarding for us.”
ABOUT VIRGINIA WESLEYAN:
Virginia Wesleyan University is a private four-year liberal arts college inspiring intellectual integrity, student-driven discovery and social responsibility. The college employs a wide range of approaches to teaching and learning and provides opportunities to connect the study of the liberal arts with practical learning experiences on campus, in the Hampton Roads region, and throughout the world. For more info, visit: http://www.vwu.edu/
Portfolium is revolutionizing the way students connect learning to career opportunity by providing the only Student Success Network that connects 4M+ students, faculty and alumni with employers. By leveraging Portfolium’s ePortfolios, assessment software, and badging technology, educators equip students to navigate intentional learning pathways to employment.