Monthly Archives: May 2011

Creating & Attaching Artifacts to FEBs

Artifacts are used primarily to document the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of candidates in School of Education related programs. Knowing how to create artifacts is necessary to complete and submit assignments, assessments, projects, course binders, portfolios and field experience binders.

Use this guide: Creating Artifacts for instructions and assistance.

Field Experience Binders (FEBs) are a way to organize records of students’ experiences in the field. The Field Experience Office creates field experience binders in collaboration with faculty. They are then sent to students who can attach artifacts, course work, reflections, and standards. Artifacts must be attached so they can be viewed by university supervisors and/or supervising practitioners for assessment.

Use this guide:Attaching Artifacts to Field Experience Binders  for instructions and assistance.

Creating and Attaching Artifacts to Portfolios

Artifacts are used primarily to document the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of candidates in School of Education related programs. Knowing how to create artifacts is necessary to complete and submit assignments, assessments, projects, course binders, portfolios and field experience binders.

Use this guide: Creating Artifacts for instructions and assistance.

Just as you would normally insert paper artifacts into a portfolio, Tk20 allows you to insert electronic artifacts into an online portfolio. You can align these artifacts with standards and attach reflections to them. Any completed feedback requests associated with the artifacts will be attached to them in the portfolio.

Use this guide: Attaching Artifacts to Portfolios for instructions and assistance.

Completing Portfolio Assessments

Various assessors (faculty, staff, program coordinators, cooperating teachers, etc.) complete assessments in Portfolios for students after they have submitted their Portfolios. To complete these assessments, follow these steps:

1) Log on to Tk20:  https://umass.tk20.com/
2) Click on the “Portfolio” tab.
3) Click “Portfolio Assessments” on the left-hand side-bar.
4) Click on the name of the student whose assessment you wish to complete.
5) On the left is the student’s portfolio, with materials the School of Education and program require. On the right is/are the assessment instrument(s) to be completed. Click on the name of the Assessment Tool you wish to complete.
6) When you have completed the form click “Save” and then “Submit.” Only hit “Submit” when you have completed the form and are ready to submit it for review.

 If student names do not appear, you may not be attached to the portfolio. Contact the Tk20 office.