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After successfully completing this activity, you will be able to

  • Follow the process for earning badges in this program,
  • Edit and publish an eportfolio page, and
  • Submit an eportfolio assignment.
Learn Apply Reflect Share


To help you become familiar with the process for earning badges in this program we have laid out this page exactly like all of the other badge pages.

In the "LEARN" section you will find material for reading, watching, or listening.

1. READ the overview page

2. WATCH the video below


3. PREVIEW a completed ePortfolio

Below is an example of a finished ePortfolio for the program (click to view). You may choose to write less or complete different modules.

4. VIEW the slides

Below are images of other eportfolios from other contexts at Notre Dame. You can click an image to see it larger.



The "APPLY" section describes a digital artifact that you are supposed to create. Normally that's done outside of the ePortfolio. In this case we're keeping things simple.

Sign up for the program

If you have not already done so, log in at ND and complete the online form.

Join the course and create an eportfolio

  1. Log in at nd.digication.com with your net ID.
  2. Enroll in the "course"
    • Click Find (to the right of "My Courses")
    • Search for "Teaching"
    • Choose "Teaching Well Using Technology"
    • Click Enroll — the password is "excellence"
  3. Make an ePortfolio from the template
    • Click the ePortfolios tab
    • Locate "Template - Teaching Well Using Technology"
    • Click Create ePortfolio from Template
    • At the settings screen, enter a title - perhaps "[name] - Teaching Well Using Technology"
    • For "Tagging," check "Do not allow tags"
    • Leave the other settings alone for now
    • Click Create New ePortfolio 

Create a place to store your digital artifacts

As evidence of your learning, this program requires you to share certain materials that you create -- text, presentation slides, or other media. Follow the instructions to Set up a Google Drive Folder where you will store these digital artifacts and any other material you choose to share in your eportfolio.

Make the welcome page yours

  • Edit the text - add basic personal info. Grad students please add your field, degree, and expected grad year. You may add other info as well, like a LinkedIn page address.
  • Add an image - follow the instructions to Add a Media Item and add an image of yourself, ideally doing something related to teaching or technology. Alternatively, use an image that doesn't show your face but says something about you.
  • Change the background color
  • Remove the instructions

Options for later

  • Add a resume
  • Add a contact form
  • Change the header image
  • Change the directory icon



In the "REFLECT" section, you are asked to consider what you've learned and created, as well as make connections with your previous experience or future goals. For the orientation activity, we're doing something a little different. On the Welcome page add an introductory message that is at least 100 words long.

Include the following in your reflection:

Goal - your reason for starting the program

Media - at least one embedded image or video (include the source).

These prompts may help:

  • I hope to come away from the program with ...
  • I have previous used an eportfolio to ...
  • Using an eportfolio as part of the program may help me to ...
  • After I finish the certificate I may use this eportfolio to ...



The "SHARE" section summarizes what needs to be on the eportfolio page you have created for the badge, and then asks you to submit it as an "assignment".

  1. Publish the Welcome page
  2. From your ePortfolio, submit the Welcome page for the "Orientation" assignment.

If you have correctly completed the requirements, you will receive an email inviting you to claim a digital badge as visible evidence of this accomplishment.

After 1-3 business days, check your ePortfolio for feedback.

If all is well, you will receive instructions on how to claim and display your badge!