Lynn Ward, Mark Alexander
Friday, November 22, 2013, 9 a.m. - 12 noon EST
Most electronic portfolio platforms, including cloud-based public platforms, provide a selection of general templates to help users produce simple, attractive web sites with few or no programming skills. Some, including the Oncourse Presentations tool, provide an option to “build your own” site. In either case, those preparing ePortfolios can benefit from understanding elementary principles of good web design so that their work is legible, accessible, and simple to navigate. Even students who are technology-literate may need guidance about formats appropriate for different professional contexts. In this workshop, you’ll learn about core design principles to help students enhance the appearance of their ePortfolios. During the hands-on portion of the workshop, you will apply these principles to build your own visual theme in Oncourse Presentations. Presenters will be Lynn Ward, Principal Systems Analyst with UITS, and Mark Alexander, Instructional Technology Consultant with the Center for Teaching and Learning.