This is an Example Activity
This is the main body content for the Activity. It is a content area of unlimited length and you can add all kinds of media types. So in this demo/guidance post, here are some pointers on how to get started using ubcarts.ca as your eportfolio.
Think of each Activity as a particular thing you have done or learned in a course, in a job, in a community role, in a club or athletic team, or traveing. Your Activity post is just a record of what it was and a reflection on its role for you in your overall learning and development, academic, professional, or personal. It could be an essay, or a video project, or something you prepared while working in a job, or a big game, or a visit to a museum.
You can tag each Activity with Courses and Extracurriculars and Skills on the right side of the Edit/Create Activity page. The Courses come in automatically from the SIS, so you'll just have to check the box for the course you want (only Arts courses, but you can create others). Extracurriculars are things you're engaged in, like a trip, or a sports team, or an internship, or anything else; they work like courses if you want to categorize a bunch of Activities. Like, if you did a co-op term with Raincoast Books, you would put that as the Extracurricular and then if you entered an Activity that was preparing a blurb for an illustrated version of a Harry Potter book, you would tag that activity with the Raincoast Books Co-Op Term Extracurricular.
For example, I've created a course called ARTS999 and categorized this Activity in that Course.
Skills are up to you to define. There may be some auto-populated in there depending on your major or the courses you've taken. We created "Oral Presentation" for you but you can delete it if you wish. For instance you might want to create Skills like "Negotiation", "Performance", or "Statistical Analysis".
I've created a Skill called "Writing Instructions" and categorized this Activity in that Skill. Go into the Activities menu on the left, choose Skills and delete it (unless you think you want this skill!).
You can add Courses and Extracurriculars and Skills on the Edit Activity page or from the left-menu under Activities.
Then, viewers of your Portfolio can see your Activities grouped by Courses or Extracurriculars or Skills using the top menu on the site or clicking on those tags from a post.
We are working on adding a way for you to define Custom Collection pages so you can display a set of activities that come from multiple courses or skills but have some common theme. For example, you might have a Sustainability custom collection page where you pull in Activities from a Geography course, an Earth and Ocean Science course, an Economics course, a trip you took, and a volunteer job you did. Stay tuned for that.
You can do some customization of colours and your profile information. Click on Appearance - Customize from the left menu. You'll get into a Customizer that shows you a live preview of what you're changing. Your profile will come up there and you can add the things you want to stick on the side of the page as people explore your site. Play around in the Customizer and then Save your changes with the button near the top left.
Where this is going. And: Thanks!
The next version of this Arts Student Web Space theme will add a bunch of features, including a new front page display and front page builder that let's you show and feature things on one page and in whatever order you choose.
We hope you enjoy using this ubcArts.ca Web Space. We want to hear from you trendsetting first users so we can improve the tool. Just email us at email@example.com
And tell your friends that if they want to help us test it, they should get in touch with us at that address.
Thanks for helping us develop this tool.
Professor of Political Science and Director, Arts Instructional Support and IT