BIS 300/499 ePortfolios


All of the undergraduate degrees housed in IAS start with BIS 300 course and end with the BIS 499 Portfolio Capstone. Taken within the IAS program, these courses allow students to initially create and then complete their Undergraduate Capstone Portfolio. IAS portfolios are built using New Google Sites or a web platform of their choice.

This page provides instructions and links to tutorials to the New Google Sites interface to build an IAS eportfolio.


Getting Started

The new Google Site offers a sleek interface with drag and drop options and more responsive design. To start your new eportfolio, make sure you are using a personal Gmail account so the site you create leaves with you when you graduate.

Steps to get started:

  • Navigate directly to the New Google Sites homepage in Google Chrome or Firefox and log in using your personal Gmail.
    If you get directed to the Classic Google Sites, click on the New Google Sites link to go to the correct area.
    Old Google Sites home page

Sample ePortfolio

This sample eportfolio submitted by a former student has the main elements of a BIS 499 Capstone ePortfolio using New Google Sites.

BIS Capstone ePorfolio Requirements

First Step: Create Artifact Folder in Google Drive

To get started, watch this Google Drive Video Tutorial. Once you are ready to proceed, follow these instructions to create your artifacts folder.

  1. Create folder in Google Drive, name BIS300_[LastName]_Archive or BIS499_[LastName]_Archive, depending on your course.
  2. Share the BIS300_[LastName]_Archive or BIS499_[LastName]_Archive folder by giving viewing access by selecting "On - Anyone with the link can view".  This makes anything you put in the folder viewable by your instructor or peers when you add the artifacts to the eportfolio.
  3. You MUST put all your artifacts in the BIS300_[LastName]_Archive or BIS499_[LastName]_Archive folder before embedding any them into the eportfolio. This ensures that your instructor can access the individual artifacts.

More Google Drive tutorials:

Create, Name, and Share your ePortfolio

Create and Name your ePortfolio (BIS 300 and 499)

Enter "IAS Portfolio [LastName] , [FirstName]  [Major Code]" (e.g.., "IAS Portfolio Doe, Jane MCS") in the Site Document name field at the top of the page and press the Enter key. All changes save in real time, similarly to Google Docs. See Name your ePortfolio for more information.

BIS 499 students can add a new page with subpages for the capstone eportfolio.

More tutorials to continue setting up your eportfolio:

ABOUT ARTIFACTS: Before you add any of your artifacts to the site, make sure you have created the Archive folder and put your artifacts there. See First Step: Create Artifact Folder in Google Drive instructions.

Share your ePortfolio

You must publish and share your final eportfolio with your instructor(s) as an editor in order to allow them to provide direct feedback via comments.

Update and Personalize your ePortfolio

As part of your program requirements, each page and subpage should have the following:

  • Main text area with copied/pasted text content (use Text Box from the Insert menu)
  • Embedded Artifacts from the Google Drive folder your created earlier (use From Drive from the Insert menu)New Google Sites Insert menu, highlighting the "Text box" and the "From Drive" options
  • Once From Drive opens, make sure you are in list view. You can tell because instead of folder tiles you'll be able to see the last modified date of each item.
    From Drive in Folder View mode highlighting the last modified date column
    If you are in Gird View mode, you can change it by clicking on the view toggle. As you put put mouse cursor over it, it will say "List". Once clicked, the icon will change to four little squares as show in the previous image.

    From Drive Grid View mode highlighting the toggle icon to change to list view
  • Optional: You can also insert Divider lines to better separate your content on a page. Setting text boxes to Heading, allow you to organize content under specific sections. BIS 499 ePortfolio page showing text boxes used as sections and divider lines

This eportfolio is using the Impression theme, which accounts for the specific design, colors and font used. To learn more about themes and customizing you eportfolio, see the Change How Your Site Looks tutorial page.

For more tutorials, see the following link from the G Suite Learning Center:

Share and Publish your ePortfolio

(from the G Suite Learning Center)


Last Edit: 4/24/2019 by Ana Thompson