Taskstream and ePortfolios
Taskstream Learning Achievement Tools (LAT) is a cloud-based electronic portfolio platform that can be used for many purposes, including learning outcomes assessment (assessment portfolios), self-representation (e.g., showcase portfolios, career portfolios), and promoting deep learning and metacognition (e.g., learning portfolios, developmental portfolios).
What can I do with Taskstream?
Taskstream provides a suite of tools for designing and facilitating engaging portfolio experiences for students, faculty, and staff. The application offers two distinct portfolio types, the web folio and the Directed Response Folio (DRF):
- A web folio, commonly known as a presentation or showcase portfolio, is a website about a person, group, or organization, often highlighting the subject's achievements. Anyone with a Taskstream account can create an unlimited number of folios and individual web pages.
- A DRF is a highly customizable framework for facilitating portfolio activities within a course or academic program. DRFs consist of a collection of activities or requirements organized into categories. When used for learning outcomes assessment, rubrics aligned with selected learning outcomes are used to assess each student submission. Student submissions to the DRF are formally assessed by assigned evaluators. Assessment results can then be aggregated in reports organized by requirement, rubric criterion, or outcome.
Both DRFs and web folios can be configured to support formative feedback from peers and/or assigned reviewers.