Peer Mentors on Deck

Portfolio Project Peer Mentors (Fall 2017)

The Fall term is now in full swing. Line ups at Good Earth. A busy Library courtyard on these sunny crisp autumn days. And increasing traffic in the Writing Centre (Fir 402).

This term, there new faces in the Writing Centre. The Writing Centre instructors and peer mentors have been joined by the Portfolio Project Peer Mentors. The mentors are there to assist students and faculty alike with building out digital portfolios. This year, we have a growing mix of course- and program-based ePortfolio initiatives with participation from faculty and students in North Vancouver and the Sunshine Coast.

Drop-In Hours

Monday 11 am – 2 pm
Tuesday 11 am – 2 pm
Wednesday 11 am – 2 pm
Thursday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Friday 11 am – 2 pm



AAEEBL 2017 Annual Conference

AAEEBL’s annual conference is being hosted by Portland State University from July 24-27. The conference theme is “Making the Case for Authentic, Experiential, and Evidence-Based Learning”. Early bird registration closes May 31. This should be an exciting gathering of the ePortfolio community in a fun city. See you there.




Spring 2017 ePortfolio Development Community

In Spring 2017, Capilano’s inaugural ePortfolio Development Community will begin a term-long curriculum redesign project to fold folio thinking and digital portfolios into CapU eight courses. The first offering the redesigned courses will take place in the  2017/18 academic year.

We look forward to reporting out on our design process in May 2017.

For now, we will begin with introductions.

  • Maureen Bracewell – Anthropology
  • Alison Hale – Education and Employment Access
  • Cyri Jones – Business
  • Aurelea Mahood – Capilano University ePortfolio Project Faculty Lead
  • Kathy Moscrip – Education and Employment Access
  • Sheila Ross – English
  • Vicky Ross – English
  • Sandra Seekins – Art History
  • Jules Smith – Health Care Assistance
  • Lori Walker – Communication Studies
  • Becky Wayte – Adult Basic Education

Thank You to all Workshop Participants!

Thank you to everyone who joined us at last week’s workshop with Tracy Penny Light (TRU).

If you are inspired to continue exploring all things folio, the two opportunities outlined below may be of interest so read on . . .

Join the FOLIO THINKING Campus Learning Community

As mentioned last week, the Folio Thinking CLC meets on the second Friday of each month from 2:30-4pm in the Writing Centre, 4th floor of Fir. In the Fall term, we will meeting as follows:

  • September 9, 2016
  • October 14, 2016
  • November 18, 2016 (1 week later due to Remembrance Day)
  • December 9, 2016

We will collectively formalize our focus for the Fall term at the September meeting based on areas of interest emerging people’s preliminary readings and Tracy’s workshop.

There are no formal requirements/commitments associated with participating in Folio Thinking CLC other than a desire to participate in a year-long cross-departmental and unit conversation about portfolios, folio thinking, and pedagogy.


If you left last week’s workshop interested in making a more “formal” commitment, then consider applying to participate the Spring 2017 ePortfolio Development Community, which involves redesigning an existing course or developing a new course for delivery in 2017/18 in which portfolios and folio thinking are a central tenet of your pedagogy, the learning outcomes, and course assessment activities. This opportunity involves dedicated section release.

See the Capilano University ePortfolio Project page, including the application form, on Frontlines. (CapU Employees/Faculty only)

Please submit a completed application form electronically by noon on Thursday, September 1st.

Let me know if you have any questions!

New Themes Added to ePortfolios


Davis is practical and clean Responsive WordPress theme created for General/Blog sites. Very easy to use with built-in theme options page. Choose from couple different page templates. Theme fully supports mobile devices – you can be sure that your site looks and works great on mobile phones and tablets.


Iwata is a clean, colorful and lightweight theme for bloggers. It features responsive design, great typography, the aside, quote and image post formats, editor styles, JetPack infinite scroll, custom accent color, custom background color and custom header image. Included translations: Swedish/svenska.


A stylish, classic look for your personal blog or long-form writing site. The main navigation bar stays fixed to the top while your visitors read, keeping your most important content at hand, while three footer widget areas give your secondary content a comfortable home.

Twenty Sixteen

Twenty Sixteen is a modernized take on an ever-popular WordPress layout — the horizontal masthead with an optional right sidebar that works perfectly for blogs and websites. It has custom colour options with beautiful default colour schemes, a harmonious fluid grid using a mobile-first approach, and impeccable polish in every detail. Twenty Sixteen will make your WordPress look beautiful everywhere.

The list of all themes available can be found on the FAQs section of this website