How to Login
  1. Navigate to www.hostos.cuny.edu/eportfolios from any web browser.
  2. On the Login sidebar, type your Hostos email username (e.g. if your email is student1234@stu.hostos.cuny.edu your username is “student1234”) and your Hostos email password. Then click on the login button.
  3. Note: If you have issues login in, please go to the student Help Desk, room C-595, and reset your email password. Then sign in using your new password.

Video Tutorial

How to self enroll in a Digication course
  1. After logging in, if you do not see your course under the “My Courses” panel, click on “Find
  2. Click on the course title of the course you wish to enroll in.
    course title
  3. If you are prompted for a course password, use the password provided by your instructor.
  4. Click on the “Enroll” button. You should now see the course under “My Courses ” after logging in.
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Creating an ePortfolio
  1. After you login to the ePortfolio site, you should see a “My e-Portfolios” panel. A list of all your ePortfolios will display inside it. This panel will have a + Create button. Click it to create a new ePortfolio.create
  2. First, give your ePortfolio a title. Choose any title you like. However, we recommend giving it a meaningful tile and easy to remember.
  3. There are two different ways you can create an ePortfolio. Next, select a Template. This option will determine the starting layout for your ePortfolio
    • Using an Existing Template: You will create your new ePortfolio with a predetermined layout (existing sections, pages, and modules). Select a template from a list of available templates. If the template you wish to use is not being displayed, click on the “More Templates ->” link. Then select the preferred template.
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    • Create from Scratch: This option will let you create an ePortfolio from scratch. The only content that will be created for your new ePortfolio is a Home Section and a Home Page. As a result, you will have complete control over the way your ePortfolio will look like.
  4. Select the appropriate Permissions.
    • Private to me” will make your ePortfolio only visible to you.
    • Private within CUNY Hostos Community College” will make it accessible to anybody with a Hostos email address (such as your professors and classmates).
    • Public” will make your ePortfolio accessible to anybody (it will even show up in search engines.)
  5. Feel free to modify Tag and Comments settings. Make sure you check the Apply comment settings to existing pages of this e-Portfolio checkbox if you want to apply comments settings
  6. Once you finish with your selections, click on the “Create new ePortfolio” button at the bottom of the page in order to create your own ePortfolio.


Organizing an ePortfolio
  • Sections: Your ePortfolio is divided into different sections. Sections will let users navigate the main content areas of your ePortfolio.
  • Pages: You will have to add Pages to the different sections of your ePortfolio. A page will hold the content you wish to display to the user (such as text, images, videos, assignment files).
  • Modules: Modules will hold the content of your pages. You have different kind of Modules, such as the Rich Text Module, the Gallery Module, and the Image/Video/Audio Module.

Organizing an ePortfolio

Adding Sections
You are able to add, edit, rearrange, and delete sections in your ePortfolio. Follow these steps in order to accomplish these actions:

  1. Click on the ePortfolio you wish to modify.
  2. Make sure the “EDIT” tab on the top of your ePortfolio is selected.
  3. Click on the “Add/Edit” button in the VIEW SECTIONS panel.

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Then proceed to the description of the action you wish to execute:

    • If you want to add a new section to your ePortfolio, click the “Add Section” button. Give the section any name you like and save the changes. You should now see the newly created section.add sections
    • If you want to rearrange the way your sections are displayed, hover over the section name. The cursor’s image will change. Once it does, click, hold, and drag the section and move it to its new position. Release the section to confirm the new position.
    • If you want to edit a section’s name, click on the notepad/pencil icon right next to the name of the section. Change the section name text field and save your changes.
    • If you want to delete a section, click on the notepad/pencil icon right next to the name of the section. Click on the “delete this section” text link. You will have to confirm this action. Note: Deleting a section will delete all the pages and modules inside of the section.

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Adding Pages
You are able to add, edit, rearrange, and delete pages in your ePortfolio. Remember that pages belong inside sections. Follow these steps in order to accomplish these actions:

  1. Click on the ePortfolio you wish to modify.
  2. Make sure the “EDIT” tab on the top of your ePortfolio is selected.
  3. Click on the section you wish to add your page to.
  4. Click on the “Add/Edit” button in the VIEW PAGES panel.

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Then proceed to the description of the action you wish to execute:

  • If you want to add a new page to a section, click the “+ Add Page” button. Give the page any name you like and save the changes. You should now see the newly created page.add pages
  • If you want to rearrange the way your pages are displayed inside a section, hover over the page name. The cursor’s image will change. Once it does, click, hold, and drag the page and move it to its new position. Release the page to confirm the new position.
  • If you want to edit a page’s name, click on the notepad/pencil icon to the right of the name of the page. Change the page name text field and save your changes.
  • If you want to delete a page, click on the notepad/pencil icon to the right of the name of the page. Click on the “delete this page” text link. You will have to confirm this action. Note: Deleting a page will delete all the modules inside of the page.

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Adding Modules
You are able to add, edit, rearrange, and delete modules in your ePortfolio. Remember that modules belong inside pages. Follow these steps in order to accomplish these actions:

  1. Click on the ePortfolio you wish to modify.
  2. Make sure the “EDIT” tab on the top of your ePortfolio is selected.
  3. Click on the page you wish to add your module to.

Then proceed to the description of the action you wish to execute:

  • If you want to add a new module to a page, click the “+ Add a Module” button. Select the type of content you wish to add to your page. Click on the “+ Add this Module” button to add the module to your page. You should now see the newly created module on your page. Feel free to play around with the different modules.add module
  • If you want to rearrange the way your modules are displayed inside a page, hover over the “Drag to Reorder” button. The cursor’s image will change. Once it does, click, hold, and drag the button and move it to its new position. Release the module to confirm the new position.
  • If you want to edit the content in your modules, click on the “Edit” tab. Change the content of your module. You can save your progress by clicking on the “Save” button. In order to make your changes visible by others, you will need to click on the “Publish” tab. Then click on the “Publish Changes” button.
  • If you want to delete a module, click on the “Delete” tab. Then check the “Yes, permanently delete this module” check box and click on the “delete” button. You will have to confirm this action. Note: You would not be able to retrieve a module once it gets deleted.

Submitting assignments to your Professor
  1. The first step is to verify that your professor has access to your ePortfolio. You can do this by verifying your ePortfolio permissions. You can always check or change your permissions by clicking on the ePortfolio Tools tab and selecting the settings option. There are three ways to make the content of your ePortfolio available to your professor:
    1. Set your ePortfolio permissions settings to “Public within CUNY Hostos Community College.” This way anybody with a Hostos email account will be able to view your ePortfolio.
    2. You can also give access to your ePortfolio to specific people. You can do this by clicking on the Custom Permissions link. Enter the name of your professor on the Additional permissions text box. Make sure you assign your professor the Viewer role.
    3. You can also give access to your ePortfolio to specific courses (Note: only if your professor is using this feature). You can do this by clicking on the Custom Permissions link. Enter the course name given by your professor on the Additional permissions text box. Click on the course name. You will give access to your ePortfolio to your entire class.

    Do not forget to press the Save button if you made changes to your settings.

  2. Navigate to the ePortfolio page that contains the assignment required by your professor. Copy the URL (address bar link, e.g. https://hostos.digication.com/yourePortfolioTitle/About_Me/).
  3. Follow your professor’s instructions. For example, you might need to email him/her the link, or post it as a Blackboard assignment.

In an ePortfolio at Hostos Community College, you can collect, reflect and share in this XXI Century Community. For many years, universities have used portfolios to assess the level of skill students have achieved in a particular program and as a valuable tool for career connections. Digital technologies are now transforming the ways students may represent themselves and their work to employers, colleagues, and the community.
To learn more about ePortfolios, take some time to watch the video from “Dr. Helen Barrett introduces ePortfolios”
An ePortfolio is more than a resume – it can be a powerful bridge for professional development – presenting evidence of your academic work, career goals, and personal interests.
A web-based portfolio will allow you to archive and display a wide range of your work using various types of media (text, MS Word, or PDF files), power point, web-links, audio, video, graphics and other multimedia. As a website or CD, your ePortfolio can also be easily moved, archived and shared with others worldwide.

2016 ePortfolio Contest Winners
2015 ePortfolio Contest Winners
2014 ePortfolio Contest Winners

2014 ePortfolio Contest Winners

1st Place2014-vassaloMaria Vassalo
2nd Place (tie)2014-loweMakea Lowe
2nd Place (tie)2014-barrettoJoan Christine Baretto
Honorable Mention2014-basUgurcan Bas
Honorable Mention2014-baldonado Miguelina Curiel Baldonado
Honorable Mention2014-stewartEric Stewart
Honorable Mention014-ferreraAshley Ferrera
Honorable Mention2014-ariasLuis Arias
Honorable Mention2014-felizFeliberto Feliz
Honorable Mention2014-ortizDarlenne Ortiz

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