Learn@Illinois Moodle - Connecting with Digication e-Portfolio

Digication is an e-Portfolio platform, available through the "External Tool" activity.


  1. On your main course page, click the Turn Editing On button in the upper-right hand corner.

  2. At the bottom of the section where you'd like to put the Digication connection, click Add an activity or resource.

  3. Select the "External Tool" activity, then click Add below.

  4. Fill in the "Activity name" with a name of your choice (e.g., Create your e-Portfolio).
  5. Next to "Preconfigured tool", click on the drop-down menu and select "Digication e-Portfolio".

  6. The remainder of the settings will be automatically filled in. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Save and display to verify that it is working correctly.
  7. If it's your first time using Digication, click Confirm to create an account.
    Confirm to create a new account
  8. If it's your first time using Digication, click I Agree to accept the End User License Agreement.
    End User License Agreement

  9. Next, scroll down and click the Define templates for students button.
    Define Templates for Students
  10. Here, you can decide which template you would like your students to use. If you have not created a template for your course, we recommend you use one of the existing templates, such as the Blank Template, which will appear on the list of templates available. Click View All and scroll down to access Blank Template.
    Select a template
  11. Click on the desired template, scroll down if necessary, and click USE THIS TEMPLATE.
    Select template
  12. At the top of the screen (scroll up if necessary), click Save & Share Template.
    Save & Share Template
  13. Here create a new title for your template such as Sample Course 123 e-Portfolio. The word "Template" will be appended to whatever title you choose. This is the template that your students will use to create their e-Portfolio.
    Template Info
  14. Scroll down and click Continue.
    Click continue
  15. Click Edit to change the permission on your template.
    Who can see the template
  16. Scroll down and click Continue.
    Click Continue
  17. Review the Template Default Settings and change as necessary.
    Template Default Settings
  18. Scroll down and click Save Settings.
    Save settings
  19. Now your template will appear under Templates Shared With This Course.
    Templates shared with this course
  20. Click the X in the top right-hand corner to return to the main screen .
  21. Underneath the "Welcome to Digication!" banner, click Connect to a Course in Digication.
  22. Now your course name will be displayed under the "Welcome to Digication" banner. Click on it to access your course shell/course site on illinois.digication.com.
    Note: You may want to uncheck the "I would like to receive email notifications from this course" box to reduce inbox clutter.
    Digication course shell
    Note: The Digication course shell holds the student roster and any portfolio-based assignments that you create using Digication. The course shell can be accessed by going to illinois.digication.com, logging in by clicking Log in in the top-right corner, and then clicking on the Courses link at the top of the page.
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Keywords:eportfolio, external tool   Doc ID:80783
Owner:ATLAS-TLT .Group:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
Created:2018-03-12 11:15 CDTUpdated:2018-10-11 18:19 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
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