Blackboard portfolios and badges

"Using Blackboard Badges and ePortfolios in the Leicester Award." Gareth Hughes, Leicester Award Project Officer, Career Development Service, University of Leicester

Presented at the Technology Enhanced Learning forum on Monday 13 April 2015.

Recording

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atxW3rDaGPQ (20 minutes)

Summary

Gareth described how the Career Development Service used the Blackboard ePortfolios to enable students to collect and present evidence for the Leicester Award. They also used the Blackboard Achievements tool to allow students to collect badges for learning that wasn’t covered by assessments. The main challenges were unfamiliarity with the tools, since they are quite new and haven’t been used elsewhere at the University. There is a lot of potential in these tools that will be explored in more detail next year.