What is the eBriefcase?
eBriefcase is a tool students can use to build a collection of artifacts of their educational experience. “Artifacts” are electronic files of original work, including papers, photographs, videos, or music in addition to a brief description of how the work represents all aspects of the student’s educational experience, both inside and outside the classroom.
This tool was created to further the Quality Enhancement Plan’s goal of integrating knowledge and skills to make students more active participants in their own education. The eBriefcase facilitates preparation of electronic portfolios that can be used for applications to graduate school, professional school, or future jobs.
Features of support:
The eBriefcase is a rich tool that can support classroom instruction. eBriefcase support can help faculty integrate the technology into their course design. The CFC, IT services, and the Technology commons work together to provide services in support of instruction:
- Free access to eBriefcase
- Examples of completed artifacts
- Scheduled demonstrations of the system
- Advice on successful course integration
- Technical support
Using eBriefcase in the classroom has a number of benefits for both the students and instructor:
- Students can construct useful electronic portfolios
- Presentations are easier for both students and instructors
- Instructors have new options for creating assignments
- Organized portfolios promote objective reflection on educational progress
eBriefcase and eBriefcase support are available to faculty, staff, and students currently participating in programs that are implementing the eB as part of a systematic campus-wide implementation. This tool is accessible through the most recent version of Blackboard.
For access, questions, or information visit: http://ebriefcase.wcu.edu, or contact one of the following:
IT Help Desk: (828) 227-7487 or firstname.lastname@example.org
eBriefcase Support: 1-866-374-8144 or eBriefcaseHELP@wcu.edu
The Technology Commons is also available for walk-up assistance for faculty, staff, and students on the ground floor of Hunter Library during library hours. For more information about the Technology Commons visit their website at: http://www.wcu.edu/27270.asp.