BIS Capstone ePortfolios


All of the undergraduate degrees housed in IAS conclude with BIS 499 Portfolio Capstone. Taken within the student's final two quarters, this 3-credit course allows students to complete their undergraduate Capstone Portfolio. This page provides instructions and links to tutorials to the new Google Sites interface so students can create their BIS Capstone 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 have activated your UW Google Apps account.

Steps to get started:

  • Navigate to Google Sites homepage in Google Chrome or Firefox and log in using your UW email.
  • 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 to view it.

BIS Capstone ePorfolio Requirements

Naming your ePortfolio

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.

Sharing your ePortfolio

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

Artifact storage

  1. Create a folder in Google Drive, name BIS499_[LastName]_Archive
  2. Save all of your eportfolio artifacts inside the BIS499_[LastName]_Archive folder 
  3. Share the BIS499_[LastName]_Archive folder giving editing access to your instructor
  4. You must put all your artifacts in the BIS499_[LastName]_Archive folder before embedding them into the ePortfolio.

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 sub-page 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 organize your content on a page
    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)