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. This page provides instructions and links to tutorials to the New Google Sites interface so students can create their eportfolios.


Getting Started

The new Google Site offers a sleek interface with drag and drop options and a 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 to Google Sites homepage in Google Chrome or Firefox and log in using your personal Gmail.
  • After login, if you are redirected to the old Google Sites, click on the New Google Sites link.

    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. You will need to log in with your UW account to view it.

BIS Capstone ePorfolio Requirements

Naming 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.

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

Remember: Before you add any of your artifacts to the site, make sure you have created the Archive folder and put all of your artifacts there. See Artifact Folder and Storage instructions.

Sharing 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.

Artifact Folder and Storage

  1. Create folders in Google Drive, name BIS300_[LastName]_Archive or BIS499_[LastName]_Archive, depending on your course.
  2. Save all of your eportfolio artifacts inside the BIS300_[LastName]_Archive or BIS499_[LastName]_Archive folder 
  3. Share the BIS300_[LastName]_Archive or BIS499_[LastName]_Archive folder giving viewing access to your instructor.
  4. You must put all your artifacts in the BIS499_[LastName]_Archive folder before embedding them into the eportfolio. To do this, use the Insert > From Drive option.

Steps to Create your ePortfolio

(from the G Suite Learning Center)

Steps to 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 Google Drive (use From Drive from the Insert menu)

    New Google Sites Insert menu, highlighting the "Text box" and the "From Drive" options
  • 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

(from the G Suite Learning Center)

Steps to Share and Publish your ePortfolio

(from the G Suite Learning Center)