History students at UM-Dearborn create a History Portfolio as part of their studies.
The History portfolio consists of the following components:
- An archive of at least four significant assignments/papers from upper-division (300 and above) history courses taken at UM-Dearborn
- including your major paper from HIST 300
- including at least one paper from a senior-level course (HIST 4XX or HIST 4XXX)
- including your general comments on the quality of work demonstrated by these assignments
- A "Capstone Reflection" that highlights assignments that you feel best demonstrates your mastery of EACH of the learning outcomes for History concentrators.
Creating Your History Portfolio
- Open a web browser (Google Chrome works best)
- Go to email.umich.edu and login using your Kerberos login and password
- Click on Sites in the Apps Menu
- Click on the red Create button Choose Classic Sites
- Click on Browse the gallery for more
- Search for “UMD History” and select the UMD History MPortfolio Template. Scroll down and click Select.
- Give your portfolio a Name and modify the site location so it is easy for someone to remember (ex: your uniqname or first name; this will be the address people will use to access your portfolio)
- Click on red Create button at top of page.
- You may want to change the sharing permissions. (The default setting is accessible to all at umich.) to learn how, watch video.
- To edit the portfolio, click on the pencil icon at the upper right. To learn how to edit your portfolio, watch this video tutorial: Basic Editing of MPortfolio (watch video)
- When you are done personalizing your portfolio, click on save. To make changes later, follow steps 1-3 above. This time you will see your portfolio listed. Click on the name of your portfolio to begin editing.
- Important: prior to submitting your portfolio, make sure to share your portfolio by following the instructions in this video: Sharing Your MPortfolio (watch video)
- When you are done editing and changing the sharing permissions, email the link to your portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of the semester in which you are graduating with your history degree.
Additional written and video tutorials.