UWS is sponsoring a pilot project for the D2L e-portfolio product started in January 2009 and will end June 2011. The goal of this pilot is to explore the newly developed ePortfolio tool by Desire2Learn, the UWS centrally supported Learning Management System. The direct integration of the D2L eP product with the LMS offers advantages in Portfolio building and easy access by faculty mentors and students.  This product can offer additional advantage in familiar interface and availability to all students who are users of D2L.

The Project

The Office of Learning Technology Development sponsored the cost of the 1500 pilot user licenses. The Learn@UW utility offered free support of the software as well as disk space usage during the pilot. A decision was made to host the D2L eP product fully integrated with the production Learning Environment locally. This provides a full experience for users who has access to their current D2L courses, as well as the Competency and Rubrics modules if desired.

The pilot was originally planned for one year. It has since been extended for free (No additional cost for licenses) for an additional 18 months, allowing more thorough evaluation of the product by the participating campuses. There has been regular exchange of issues, suggestions and feedback to D2L from the Learn@UW support team and the participating campuses. Feedback are being collected from both faculty and students during the pilot.

Campus Participation

  • UW-Milwaukee – since January 2009
    UW-Milwaukee’s ePortfolio Pilot Site
    21 faculty and 21 courses will be participating in Fall 2010
  • UW-Stevens Point – since January 2009
    34 faculty and 40 courses will be participating in Fall 2010
  • UW-Colleges – since January 2009
    59 Faculty will be using the system for tenure review, 13 faculty and 13 courses in Fall 2010
  • UW-Whitewater – since January 2009
    3 faculty and 3 courses will be participating in Fall 2010
  • UW-Madison – since January 2009
    54 faculty in 7 programs will be participating in Fall 2010
  • UW-Green Bay – since June 2010
    2 faculty and approximately 120 students will be participating in Fall 2010

Any other interested campuses are welcome to join this pilot. Review the MOU for participation details, or contact Lorna Wong, director of Learning Technology Development, UWSA for questions.

Examples and Information from the UWS D2L ePortfolio Showcase

The following presentations are from the UWS D2L eP Showcase Event on September 24, 2010, at the UW-Madison Memorial Library.

Matt Russell, UW-Milwaukee

Julie Kline, UW-Milwaukee

Chang Wan Woo, UW-Stevens Point

Raquel Oxford, UW-Milwaukee

  • Presentation | Not available

Sue Stalewski, UW-Milwaukee

Julie Darmondy, UW-Milwaukee

Steven Hill, UW-Stevens Point

Lisa Moline, UW-Milwaukee

Jasia Steinmetz and Deborah Tang, UW-Stevens Point

Karen Franker, UW Colleges

Karyn Biasca, UW-Stevens Point

Mark Tolstedt, UW-Stevens Point