Annotation and ePortfolio

Remember, you’re reading to further the conversation, not merely to acquire and retain information. “

Dr. Eric Drown, Developmental Writing Director, Student Academic Success Center

In many courses, students use ePortfolio as a space to document and reflect upon course reading materials. Many students simply highlight passages but do not indicate the reason for the highlighting, which does little to help the student retain or process the information. Dr. Eric Drown of the Student Academic Success Center (SASC) offers some helpful annotation tips to his English Composition students. Visit his post on marking texts to learn more.

Sharing your annotated text is easy with ePortfolio. Take a few pictures and then upload the images to your Media library. Using the Image block for one picture or the Gallery block for multiple pictures, add the photos of your annotated text to your post or page. To learn more about this process, click here for a video tutorial. If you are using a digital text, see if it includes an annotation tool, and then take a screen shot to show your work. To take a screen shot with a Mac, press COMMAND+Shift+4 and select the appropriate area. To take a screen shot with a PC, open the window to full screen and then press FN (function)+Print Screen. To troubleshoot other issues related to images and galleries, click here. To learn about a standard Windows 10 annotation tool called Sniping tools, click here to see a tutorial.

If you need some help with this process, make an appointment with a DigiSpace Consultant by following the directions here, or by stopping by SASC for some in-person assistance with scheduling an appointment. We offer one-to-one support in-person and remotely via Zoom. We look forward to helping you!

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