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Dictionary of Commonly Used ePortfolio Terms

Application: Form completed online for admission into a program, department, or other admissions purpose.

Artifact: An electronic form that collects and stores a variety of student and faculty work, from general files to syllabi to lesson plans, which users can attach to assignments, course binders, field experience binders, and portfolios.

Assessment: The evaluation, appraisal, or measurement of a student’s knowledge and skills. Also the area where a student can view the rubrics attached to assignments.

Assessment Complete: The item had been assessed/graded/evaluated.

Assessment Pending: The item has been submitted and is ready for evaluation.

Assignment: Any task, such as an essay, lesson plan, or reflection, assigned to a student and sent through a course.

Course Binder: An electronic version of a binder notebook in which students can upload and store artifacts and documents within pre-defined tabs.

Course Evaluation: The end of the semester evaluation of the professor and the course.

Faculty Qualifications: The system used in ePortfolio to capture faculty credentials, publications, and service used for Annual Review, Tenure and Promotion, and creation of the Texas State Vita.

Field Experience: The area in ePortfolio where internship information and placements are found.

Grant Extension: The process by which an assessor/faculty member allows extra time for an item to be submitted.

Open for Editing: The item is open and ready to be completed. It has not yet been submitted.

Pending Task: An area of the Home tool that reminds you of items that you need to complete.

Portfolio: A collection of artifacts or other work that is submitted for review and assessment.

Report: How data is extracted from the system.

Revoke Assessment: The process by which an evaluator/assessor removes their original assessment of an item for re-submission and re-evaluation purposes.

Rubric: The assessment instrument that is used to grade/assess an item.