Multimodal Badge

UNE’s Multimodal Literacy badge is designed for students to create digital projects with purpose. The multimodal literacy badge will be earned by demonstrating competency in multiple modes of digital communication and sharing through UNE ePortfolio. Learners will customize their UNE ePortfolio and select at least three digital projects that demonstrate multimodal literacy. In addition to sharing these image, audio, and/or video projects in ePortfolio, learners will reflect on their learning and explain their reasons for choosing the medium. 

Badge Specifics

To earn the badge, a student must:

  1. Create and edit three original digital projects using at least two different media (audio, visual, image). At least one project must be “re-purposed” or adapted for a different audience or purpose and in a different medium. Audio and video recordings must be longer than 3 minutes each.
  2. The learner’s choice of medium for the remixed project and the reflection explaining this choice will demonstrate an understanding of the digital mode and an assessment of the effectiveness of the choice.
  3. All projects must be shared or linked via UNE ePortfolio.
  4. All projects must include a reflection about the medium choice, including an assessment about pros and cons of this choice, the intended audience and purpose, and the effectiveness of the medium to communicate the project information. The reflection should also include an assessment of the software choice and process used to create the project as well as possible improvements for future projects.
  5. For remixed project, original project or project description should be included as well as an appraisal the new medium’s effectiveness to communicate with a different audience or for a different purpose.  “Behind the scenes” screenshots that capture process of creating the remixed project.

What type of project qualifies?

Projects created for courses are eligible! Like what?

  • Edited videos or narrated digital presentations for Public Speaking, English, or Spanish courses, including green screen projects
  • Edited audio recordings or podcasts for courses
  • Edited images for courses or your own interest
  • Edited videos or podcasts about co-curricular experiences or experiential learning
  • Blog projects that include multiple posts about a topic

What qualifies as a repurposed project?

Example 1: A student researches a topic and submits an academic essay for a class. The student repurposes* the formal essay by creating an informative video for a different audience, such as 12- to 15-year-olds, and incorporates music and animation to appeal to that audience.
(*repurposed using different medium for different audience)
NOTE: Writing a script for a class presentation, filming, and editing it does not constitute as a repurposed project but could be submitted as a video project.

Example 2: A student is assigned a written journal project for a course. The student writes observations and makes an audio recording when in the field. The student repurposes the written journal entry to create an audio project that includes bird calls, traffic noise, in addition to the student’s spoken reflection to create a multimodal project. The project is shared to a wider audience via ePortfolio.
(*repurposed using a different medium for wider audience and an interactive platform).

What support is available?

DigiSpace offers tutorials online and in-person technical help with software to create digital projects.

Students interested in the multimodal badge may contact DigiSpace Coordinator Jen Gennaco ( or Academic Director of the School of Arts and Humanities Michael Cripps ( for additional guidance. We offer feedback and will assist with a progress check toward completion of the badge.

How do I submit my projects?

Is this your first time submitting a project for review? Select “initial submission.” If your initial submission needs tweaking or if you are submitting one project at a time, select “revised submission.”
Project pages should be on the displayed menu. Each project page should include the project (or embedded link to project, such as YouTube link or SoundCloud link), a reflection about the project, and screen shot of project creation (ex. project in Audacity, Garageband, iMovie, GIMP, etc.). See above for specifics of reflection details.