The ePortfolio is a Web-based portfolio capable of displaying your work in many types of media, from movies and animations to text files and Web sites. As a uniform system for allowing viewers of your work to navigate through your ePortfolio, you will need to create a preview (B) and a thumbnail (C) graphic representation of each of your objects. As a viewer clicks on the preview graphic, the actual object will open in either a new browser window or in a browser helper application. For example, if the object is a Flash animation, the object will play in a new browser window. If a Word document, the file will launch Microsoft Word.
The main purpose of the ePortfolio system is to display your work in its many forms. These forms are termed "Objects" as an all-inclusive way of referring to videos, audio files, animations, text documents, Web sites and others.
The Preview graphic is a jpg or gif graphic file at 400 pixels by 300 pixels, in the RGB color space at 72 pixels per inch (ppi). The example above has been cropped in an image-editing program. The Preview graphic is clicked to view the Object (A).
The Thumbnail graphic is a jpg or gif graphic file at 80 pixels by 60 pixels, in the RGB color space at 72 pixels per inch (ppi). The example graphic above has been cropped down from the original size in an image-editing program. The Thumbnail is clicked to view the Preview (B).
The Authoring Web pages are where you build your ePortfolio. The Presentation pages are those that you display to colleagues, friends and potential employers. In other words, the Presentation pages are assembled using the Authoring pages.
The ePortfolio is available for faculty, students and staff in the College of Fine Arts to display the work accomplished during their time in the College of Fine Arts and beyond. After graduating and moving into the career field, or after moving on to a new position, participants are able to maintain and enhance their ePortfolio with new work.
Each ePortfolio user is provided with a custom Web address, employing the Quickname system. For instance, Jim Smith's ePortfolio might have the Quickname Web address of http://eportfolio.cfa.arizona.edu/portfolio/jimsmith. Jim has the opportunity to change this Quickname at any time.
While the ePortfolio system was designed to be a voluntary system, there are CFA courses requiring ePortfolio accounts of their students. Instructors wishing to require ePortfolio participation of their students should contact Matt Munsey, CFA Webmaster, to arrange an in-class workshop for your students. If you have been assigned the creation of an ePortfolio but have not attended a workshop, please contact your instructor for assistance ask that they schedule a workshop with Matt.
This ePortfolio system was designed, coded and programmed by the staff and students of the Treistman Center for New Media, in the College of Fine Arts at the University of Arizona. It was built with open source products and is an XHTML and Cascading Style Sheet rendering of PHP programming on a mySQL database. For any more detailed questions, contact Mike Holcomb, Assistant Dean for Fine Arts Technology.
ePortfolio provides certain rights and privileges to the artist and their work. The full agreement is available on the Sign Up page. Acceptance of the agreement is required to display work in ePortfolio. If you have any questions about the agreement, feel free to contact Mike Holcomb, Assistant Dean for Fine Arts Technology.