The University of Southampton

eFolio News and Help

eFolio Upgrade Weds 17th Sept

Please note that eFolio may be unavailable at times between 8am – 9am on Weds 17th September while we upgrade the system.

We are implementing several new features, as well as upgrading the wordpress element to v 4.0. If you have any questions or concerns please email alexfurr@soton.ac.uk

A full list of features is described below

New Features

1. WordPress upgrade to v 4.o.

For more information on this watch the video!

2. LinkedIn Integration

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You can now integrate your linkedin profile with your eFolio profile. This allows you to display your LinkedIn CV / profile in your wordpress ePortfolio, or request feedback from your personal tutor about your CV.

3. Graduation Pack

This new feature aimed at graduating students allows them to create a personalised PDF download that highlights all their accomplishments during their time at the University.

You can choose from a selection of styles, embed your LinkedIn CV, list your modules and grades, assignments, skills and competencies and other achievements.

4. Other tweaks / changes

  • For staff, if you are using the skills and competencies application for skills audit, you can now choose to hide the ‘percent complete’ graph from students, as this is not applicable in this situation
  • We’ve implemented a new PGCE wordpress theme aimed at PGCE students. This includes targets and action plans and weekly reviews. Only use this if you are enrolled on a PGCE course!

If you’d like more information on any of these changes / new features please get in touch.

Alex and the eFolio team.

New features coming Semester 1 2014

There will be a number of exciting new eFolio features available to staff and students from October 2014. There include:

  • LinkedIn Integration
  • Mozilla Open Badges Integration
  • A “Graduation Pack” for graduating students

LinkedIn Integration

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Students (and staff) will soon be able to tie their LinkedIn account to their eFolio account and display their LinkedIn profile on their ePortfolio or personal blog.

Students will also have the option to request feedback on their LinkedIn profile from their personal tutors.

Because of this new feature we will be retiring the ‘My Resume’ feature from eFolio.

 Mozilla Open Badges Integration

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You will soon be able to tie eFolio skills and competencies achievements to an open badge.

Students can then display this badge in their backpack, or as part of their ePortfolio of graduation report pack (see below).

For more information on Open Badges please visit openbadges.org

Graduation Pack

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We have streamlined the alumni process and incorporated a ‘Graduation Pack’. This allows students to create a personalised PDF of their time at Southampton, including a list of all modules they took, grades achieved, assignments, their LinkedIn profile and lots more.

For more information on any of the new features mentioned above please contact Alex Furr

 

eFolio upgrade and downtime. April 24th 8am-10am

We will be upgrading eFolio with some new features and an improved data feed on April 24th starting at 8am and lasting until approx 10am.

During this time you will be unable to login to eFolio. For more information see the page below:

https://www.efolio.soton.ac.uk/blog/blog/2014/03/21/efolio-upgrade-coming-spring-2014/

If you have any questions or concerns please email serviceline@soton.ac.uk

Alex and the eFolio team

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.

Appraisals
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

 

eFolio disk upgrade. Downtime next Monday night

We’re running out of disk space on the eFolio server so need to swap it out for a new bigger one. This will happen on Monday 17th March between 5pm-6pm.

Please be patient if you can’t login between these times as eFolio will  be temporarily unavailable while the technical team perform the replacement.

Any questions or concerns please get in touch.

Alex and the eFolio team

eFolio downtime Friday 10th Jan

Please note that eFolio will be unavailable for approximately 1 hour from 8am – 9am on Friday 10th Jan.

This is due to the server being moved to the brand new iSolutions server farm.

Any queries please get in touch!

Alex