The University of Southampton

eFolio upgrade coming Spring 2014

Sometime in April (hopefully!) we will be upgrading eFolio with several new features, and most importantly an improved and more robust data feed from banner, the central student records system.

Here is a list of some of the new features you can expect to see.

Module Blog Creation

When creating your module blog, you will be able to choose between a private or public module profile OR create a student blog for your module. The latter option adds your students as authors (instead of subscribers) allowing them all to write posts and comment on each others.

Tutor Dashboard

We are adding significant improvements and new features to your tutor dashboard.

You will be able to create appraisals for your students and attach performance reviews / documents / notes against each of these appraisal dates.  Students and tutors can view these notes at any time

Private Tutor Notes
You will also be able to attach notes and documents to a particular tutee. Privacy options allow you to make this totally private, or visible to you and faculty administrators. If the tutee students gets a different tutor in the future, any non-private note are then accessible by that tutor as well.

Skills and Competencies

We’ve given this an overhaul and added some new features so you can now do the following:

– Duplicate existing skill groups
– Enrol modules onto a skill group based around module as well as adding individual students and uploading a CSV file

eFolio for research

We are adding this brand new feature, previously only available to the School of Psychology. You can create research projects, add experiments and attach time slots to those experiments. This will allow students to signup to timeslots, giving you a simple booking system for recruiting participants.

You can indicate if your experiment is offering research credits or payment, mark attendance of those students who did not arrive, and filter by year of study, gender, age and even ethnicity if your study requires a specific demographic.

Each students will need to create a ‘Research Profile’ before they can sign up to research.

For more information on this new feature, or anything else mentioned above, please get in touch