Portfolio Information for Candidates

Please note that Steps 3 and 4 below will be changing (and will be much easier) this year.  Candidates should work on steps 1 and 2 and look for additional details by July 16.

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PLEASE READ: FACULTY WHO HAVE SUBMITTED OR WILL SUBMIT PORTFOLIOS

It is ESSENTIAL that you do NOT change any of the files that you have uploaded and linked to in your submitted portfolio documents.  This will break the links, and your reviewers will not be able to see your old file OR your new file.  (It's also against the rules about adding to or changing portfolio materials after the deadline.)  In particular, if you change the narrative file (or even re-upload the same file), the link will be broken and your reviewers will not be able to review your submission.

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Click here for instructions on how to check that your Workflow is set up correctly.

NOTE:  There has been a change to the Portfolio Document Submission List.  There will no longer be a separate cover sheet; it will now be absorbed into the Portfolio Document Submission List.  So the cover sheet upload line now says 2016 or earlier, so you DO NOT need to upload it this year.  Instead, you will be entering all of that information directly into the Documents for Portfolio Review screen.  

[click here for a pdf of this document]

For help videos, go to

http://bagwell.kennesaw.edu/departments/itec/itec-resources/cepdm-videos/

(Please note that these videos were generously made available by Traci Redish, but faculty outside the Bagwell College of Education should not contact her for help, they should contact digitalmeasures@kennesaw.edu.)  (Please also note that the change described above is NOT reflected in the videos yet.)

Using Digital Measures Activity Insight (DMAI)

for Portfolio Submission

First of all, when you go to http://digitalmeasures.kennesaw.edu  before you log in, always check the text on the front page for the latest announcements and information.

Step 1:  Enter your data and documents/media files into DMAI

If you have a significant number of publications to enter, do not overlook the possibility of importing them via BibTex or Google Scholar; details are at

http://info.digitalmeasures.com/bibtex

On almost every entry screen, you will be able to upload files. There is no restriction on the file type, and there is no restriction on the total amount of storage.  The only constraint is the size of an individual file to be uploaded.

Once you’ve uploaded the file, be sure to check the box asking if you want the file included for portfolio review.  PLEASE NOTE:  You MUST follow the instructions below for inserting links into your narrative for your reviewers to see these items. Simply checking the box is NOT enough.  In other words, your reviewers will NOT see any files that you have uploaded into DM unless you have inserted links to them in your narrative.  This includes student evaluations, syllabi, etc.  The only exception is ARDs and FPAs; as noted above, they will be included in your portfolio without explicitly being linked.

Step 2:  Create the links to your files and insert them into your narrative and (possibly) cv

When you are finished uploading all of the files, you will create a list of links that you can embed into your narrative, and possibly into your cv, which will point to the files that you have uploaded into the system (and have clicked on the portfolio box).

Go to “Run Reports.”  From the dropdown menu, select “Links to Supplemental Evidence Files.”  This will create a list of items that have been checked for inclusion in portfolio.  When clicked, the link will open the file you have uploaded.

You can now embed these links where appropriate into your Word narrative and/or cv.

On a Mac:

  • Highlight the link in the “Links to Supplemental Evidence Files,” and copy the link
  • Go to your narrative or other destination where you want to insert the link.  From the “Insert” menu, select “Hyperlink.” 
  • Don’t change what’s already in “Link to,” but you can change what is in “Display.” 

On a PC:

  • Right-click on the link in the links document.
  • Choose Edit the hyperlink
  • A box comes up; at the bottom is the long address that is what you want.
  • Triple click on it, and it will highlight it all.
  • Copy it.
  • Go to your narrative.
  • Highlight what you want to be blue for the live link.
  • Go to insert hyperlink at the top.
  • At the bottom of the box, you’ll see the place for the address again; paste the address that you just copied.   

So now, instead of saying “I wrote a paper on a Math Placement Test (see Binder 2, p. R-47-55)”, you will say “I wrote a paper on a Math Placement Test.”

You should be able to test the links.  First, check to see that the URL that it’s using starts with “https://www.digitalmeasures.com…”  If, instead, you see “file://localhost…”  then that link won’t work.  It’s copied the text from your list of links instead of the URL.  So try the instructions above again.

Steps 3 and 4 are changing. Please check back in mid-July for instructions, and watch the daily Inform email for announcements. 

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