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YOU need a PORTFOLIO WEBSITE!
An online portfolio allows you to publish and present TWO important aspects of the work you do in the class:
"BEHIND THE SCENES"
Anecdotes and Reflection on the project
BOTH are important to the assessment of your marks - even if your final product has flaws, the understanding and effort you show in your "Behind the Scenes" material can show the learning that actually did take place - and you get marks for LEARNING as well as DOING.
Websites can be created and published in dozens of different ways (straightforward HTML is one of the best)
We'll be using GoogleSites because it lets you author and publish online VERY easily.
FOLLOW THESE STEPS CAREFULLY!
Missing a step may require you to start over again!
Don't deviate from the assigned template - changing the theme or colours can "break" certain features we need!
Step One - START A NEW GOOGLESITE
Begin by logging on to your OCDSB Google Documents account. Go to your GMail page.
Click on the APPS grid in the top right corner
(it should be there somewhere!)
Hit the big red
button choose to create a
Click on "
THE GALLERY for more"
Step Two - CHOOSE A TEMPLATE
TEMPLATES are pre-formatted websites set up by your teacher
Click on the OCDSB category and search for
Select the template corresponding to YOUR class
(CAREFUL - there may be more than one template with your course code - ask your teacher for clarification)
Click the blue SELECT button at the BOTTOM of the page when it appears
Step Three - NAME YOUR SITE
Use your "Last Name First" format with your COURSE and the word "Portfolio"
would be a good name
Do NOT change any of the other options at this point - it's important that your website
behaves exactly like the rest of the class websites.
Click the CREATE button at the top of the page to open your new site
Step Four - LOCK DOWN your SHARING OPTIONS
Click the GEAR button at the TOP RIGHT of your site
Choose "SHARING and PERMISSIONS" at the bottom of the list
Click the CHANGE button under the "Who Has Access" section
Your teacher may have specific requirements for you course, if not,
choose "People OCDSB with the the link"
At the bottom right, be sure the option is set t
" (NOT "Can Edit") - This is important!
Step Five - SHARE your portfolio with your TEACHER
Click in the INVITE PEOPLE box, and ACCURATELY type in the school email address for your teacher (try typing their first and last name)
Choose "Is Owner" - don't worry - you are still in charge of your portfolio, but this allows your teacher to check your settings and correct things if need be.
UN-check "Notify People via email"
Click OK - and again OK when warned about skipping the notification - and AGAIN OK if it warns you about sharing outside your organization
You can now leave the "
" screen by clicking the link at the top left of your screen - it's just underneath the MANAGE SITE title, and it takes you back to YOUR PORTFOLIO
Step Six- FILL IN THE URL FORM
( - or - check with your teacher to see how they want you to share the URL with them)
Back on your MAIN portfolio page - Look for the form "Portfolio URL" form on the front of your website (if it doesn't work, go back to the gallery and look for the "URL REg Form" link at the top left and use it instead)
Read the instructions and fill in the blanks appropriately
Uncheck the "Send me a copy of my responses" option
That's IT - Once your teacher finds your page, your portfolio website will appear on your class Google SITES page.
You DON'T need to repeat these steps unless you need to start again from scratch.
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