Establish ePortfolio Assignment

Due: October 2, 2017

Worth: 10 homework points

*2 Points-About Me Page *2 Points-Completeness (all child pages present) *2 Points-Blog post *2 Points-On time *2 Points-Appearance


Your ePortfolio will provide a place for you to showcase your evolving work and to interact with your peers as they showcase theirs. The digital space will most certainly provide you with new opportunities for learning, as we will—together and in real time—explore how to use the internet to our advantage. We will explore new mediums and make new connections. The sky is the limit and I am interested and excited to learn alongside you.

Before we can really get to work, it is important for you to familiarize yourself with the space. Make it your own. If you are not familiar with WordPress, don’t worry, it’s not too complicated, but the best way to learn is to roll up your sleeves and get started. We will spend some class time on this so that we can help one another.

Some Guidelines

  • Select a workable theme for your ePortfolio, add a customized header image, and begin to “move into” your ePortfolio by making it your own. Your first static page could be an “About Me” page. If you don’t choose to host it there, please put it in your menu.
  • Create a custom menu for your ePortfoio navigation and add the following top-level (parent) pages: English 110; Blog
  • Create two child pages for English 110: Entry Prompt First Draft and Entry Prompt Final
  • Write First Blog Post—2-3 Paragraphs of reflection. What are your first impressions of ePortfolio’s potential? Be honest. Do you think the interface has its downsides? Do you think the ePortfolio makes things possible that pen and paper do not? Perhaps you could reflect on past experiences you’ve had involving digital technology in the classroom. Perhaps you could list some ideas that you hope to try out in the future.