EDUU 510: Beginning your Professional Teaching Portfolio

Starting Your Portfolio in LiveText 

This video below is for the EDUU 551 technology portfolio, but all the steps are the same.  The only difference is that you will copy the "Professional Teaching Portfolio" template rather than the technology portfolio template.

YouTube Video


  • You can copy, rename, and customize your portfolio in your LiveText documents templates section under "LiveText Docs."  The templates are found in the Brandman Portfolio Templates folder.
  • Click on + New.
  • You will be copying the template to your own LiveText account.  It will appear under "LiveText Docs" under the "My Work" tab. Your work is only viewed in your own LiveText account unless you submit it as an assignment or choose to "Share" or "Send for Review."

 

  • Click on the dropdown arrow under Folder.
  • Locate the CA: Brandman University Folder
  • Click on the Portfolio Templates menu
  • Click on the program or course portfolio you want to save to your own LiveText account.
  • Click on the title of the template needed for your program.
  • For this program your template is called: Professional Teaching Portfolio
  • Since you will be creating your own copy of the template you will need to name it in the Title textbox. You can personalize the name (Example: Joe Smith’s Professional Teaching Portfolio)

  • You will see the Template Menu on the right of your screen.
  • Check to make sure you selected the correct template for your class.
 

  • Once you have selected the correct portfolio template, name your portfolio by giving it a "Title" 
  • Type the Title in the Title textbox.
  • You will save your new portfolio in your own documents folder.
  • Your portfolio "document" will stay in your account throughout all of your coursework since it is not tied to a specific class.
  • Click on "Save as New Document"
Name your Portfolio
  • Generally you would include your name in your title.
  • This portfolio will be a part of your "LiveText Document" work space in LiveText.
  • You can save a copy of your portfolio template as a backup at any time.
  • You can give your copy a new name and edit the portfolio for a different class or program as needed.
  • You can change the style or add different content to different versions of your portfolio
  • When you are ready for your final exit portfolio, you will copy and customize that final portfolio for you exit interview and evaluation.
  • Directions for how to change the name of your portfolio - https://sites.google.com/site/livetexttutorials/changing-the-name-of-your-portfolio 
Important - From here on out, all edits and additions you make to your portfolio will be made through the LiveText Docs tab.  
  • Click on the “Save as New Document” green button
  • The template will now be saved under your documents tab and you will be able to access it and add to it throughout your program
  • You can always change your template and style set at a later date.  You can also create a portfolio and then copy it as a copy of the original.  You can then play with styles and see what you like without changing your original.
  • Choose a "Template" from the built-in templates library.


Uploading Artifacts into the Portfolio



  Edit a Section in your Portfolio
  • Click on Edit to Begin
  • You have all the typical edit functions of a word processor. 
  • You can change fonts, sizes, color, alignment, etc.
  • You can also insert images within the textbox, insert "hot" links to a URL, insert a YouTube video of your teaching, and link to another LiveText Document you have stored in your own account.
  • Your peronsal introduction can be typed directly into the textbox using fonts, alignments, color, etc.  
  • You can also insert a photo or graphic image. 


  • Click on File Attachment to attach a file.
Insert a File Attachment From your Computer or File Manager
  • Documents, PDFs, spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations can be uploaded to your portfolio either directly from your computer or from the file manager. 
  • To upload from your computer, select Browse your computer to upload and locate your file.
  • Your resume, education philosophy paper, and self assessment should all be uploaded as documents and not copy/pasted into the textbox.  
  • All file and image attachments will be stored in the File Manager.  
  • You can also add your attachments directly from the File Manager. See Below.
  • If you have already uploaded a file as a signature assignment in one of your courses, that file will be listed in the file manager.
  • Recommended: Upload files to the file manager throughout your program, even if they aren't signature assignments.  It's a great place to store your work!

Browse  Your Computer to Upload Files and Images
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page and select either "Inserted File" or "Inserted Image"
  • Click on "Edit" to Search for the file or image you want to upload.
  • For Files - Locate the file (document, Adobe Acrobat pdf, PowerPoint, etc.) on your own Computer or usb drive.
  • For Images - Locate the graphic file you want to upload if you select image. (gif, jpeg (jpg), ping (png)


  • Don't forget to Save & Finish!
For Windows, select Documents.  It's a good idea to create a file folder with all of your course files and images so you can always find them!

 Selecting a Style for your Portfolio

  • Choose a style from the drop down "Style Set" menu.
  • Preview Styles to determine which style you like.  Remember that you can always change the style later.  In fact, you can copy this portfolio and try out styles to see which one you like best after you've added your pages, sections, and artifacts.
  • You can click through and pick a style that suits you.
  • Click on the “apply style” icon at the top of your page
  • Select the style you would like to use
  • Click on “+Insert Selected Style Set”

 Preview View with Brandman Portfolio Style Inserted



Insert Tools within the Textbox
Insert Image

Insert Link

Insert YouTube

Insert Link to other LiveText Document

LiveText Docs: My Work



Your portfolio "lives" with your LiveText account.  Once you download the template, you can continue to work on it until you feel it is ready to submit.   In EDUU 510, you submit the personal section of your portfolio in the first week.  You can submit your portfolio if it is listed as an assignment in your course.  You can submit the portfolio "document" just as you would any other assignment document.  The instructor will grade your submission with a rubric within LiveText.  If your portfolio is not an assignment and there is no way to submit, go to "share your portfolio."  Often, the LiveText portfolio is in progress and considered a "draft."  In the credential program, you will be building your portfolio throughout the program.  You will not officially submit until your "exit" from the program.   
  • From within the Dashboard, look for the course and the portfolio assignment.
  • You will see both the template for the Professional Teaching Portfolio assignment 
  • For EDUU 510, you will be completing your personal introduction and attaching your resume, your philosophy of education, and your professional dispositions self-assessment at the end of the term.
  • If may continue to edit your portfolio in the documents section of "My Work" or you can click on "Continue Assignment"
Portfolio Submission from the Dashboard
  • Go to the Submit Portfolio Tutorial for a more detailed step by step process.
  • From within the Dashboard, click the "Begin Assignment” button that corresponds with the assignment to be submitted in this case the Professional Teaching Portfolio. 

  

 Quick Steps: 
    1. Click on Red Button “Begin Assignment” button that corresponds with the portfolio assignment
    2. Click on “Attach Files” (Step 2 on the screen)
    3. Click on the “LiveText Docs” tab
    4. Click on “Browse” to locate the portfolio in your LiveText documents
    5. Click on Green Button “Attach Selected Files”
    6. Click on Red Button “Submit Assignment” 


              Attaching a LiveText Document (Portfolio, Project, etc.)


              • If you are submitting a file you have saved in your LiveText Documents (typically a portfolio or class project template), click on the "LiveText Documents"
              • Click on the check box to the left of the assignment/portfolio you wish to submit for grading from your LiveText Documents list.

              • Click on "Attach"
              • Your LiveText Document will be in the Attachment list.
              • You can continue to attach additional LiveText documents and add comments if you wish.
              • Click on red "Submit Assignment" button.

              • View your File Submission.
              • In the example below, both the LiveText Portfolio Document and a file uploaded by browsing to locate on a computer have been attached.  You can attach additional items.
              • Click “Submit Assignment” and the assignment status will transition to Awaiting Assessment and the instructor will now be able to assess the assignment submission

              • You will see your attached file.  You can remove it by clicking on the "x"
              • You can include comments about your submissions.
              • Don't forget to click on Submit Assignment.
              Note:  After an assignment has been submitted, the submission cannot be retracted.  The instructor must  Request Resubmission in order for submission to be made for this assignment.


              Improving the Aesthetics of your Portfolio

               Selecting a Style for your Portfolio

              • Choose a style from the drop down "Style Set" menu.
              • Preview Styles to determine which style you like.  Remember that you can always change the style later.  In fact, you can copy this portfolio and try out styles to see which one you like best after you've added your pages, sections, and artifacts.
              • You can click through and pick a style that suits you.
              • Click on the “apply style” icon at the top of your page
              • Select the style you would like to use
              • Click on “+Insert Selected Style Set”

               Preview View with Brandman Portfolio Style Inserted



              Making a Copy of your Portfolio

              • You can make a copy of your portfolio and "play" with the style choices as well.
              • Click on "Copy" icon to create a new copy of the portfolio template with a different name
              • You will then see your new portfolio in your documents list.
              • Click to open the portfolio and begin to customize the settings and edit the pages and sections of the portfolio.

              Delete Your Portfolio or other LiveText Doc
              • You can also choose to delete your portfolio or LiveText document by clicking on the box to the left of the doc you want to delete. 
              • Click on "Delete."

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