Welcome to Using MyFolio. Content About MyFolio Deleting a row Suggested uses Fine tuning & saving your work MyFolio folders About data fields MyFolio grids Using a text field Finding MyFolio Uploading a document ( eg , Word, PPT, or . pdf )
What is MyFolio? My Folio is your personal portfolio in E*Value. It functions like an virtual file cabinet that stores information about you.
How will students use MyFolio? Students will use MyFolio to document academic, personal, and community service achievements. Users can add to their portfolio at any time, and there no limit to the volume of information that can be stored.
MyFolio can be used to …
Are all student profiles the same? NO.All students will use a portfolio that contains several virtual folders, but each student group (baccalaureate, master’s & doctoral) will use a portfolio that’s been cust0mized for their unique needs.
Who controls the content of MyFolio? YOU DO! Each user (called a MyFolio Owner) controls the information that’s entered into their own portfolio.
You don’t have to be a tech wizard to use MyFolio.Do you know how to attach a document to an e-mail, type or edit text, copy & paste text, use a drop down list, or select a date from a date picker?
If the answer is YES, then you have all the skills you need to use MyFolio.
MyFolio contains a list of folders organized by topic. Users enter data by first selecting a folder to work in. The folder list below appears in the current generic Master’s student portfolio. More folders can be added as the need arises …
My CredentialsMy Organizational Memberships
My Curriculum VitaeMy Presentations
My Clinical PracticeMy Publications
My Student Leadership RolesMy Research
My Awards & HonorsMy Professional Growth
My Community Service
MyFolio folders include grids where users enter data.All folders (except one) contain at least one grid. Build your portfolio by adding rows of data to each grid.
Grids are designed to give users different ways to enter data.
Each grid contains fields that allow users to enter different types of data.
Some fields are for free-text data (just type it in) while others allow the user to attach a document or picture. Still other fields provide the user with a drop down list of choices or a date picker to select a date.
Brightly colored graphic icons open different functionalities (things you can do) that are available to E*Value users. *Click the My Profile icon to open a row of choices.
*Click MyFolioto open a Viewbox, then click MyFolioto open your portfolio.
How do I turn off my pop-up blocker? It’s really very easy. Simple instructions for turning off your pop-up blocker are provided for Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox users…
E*Values uses a lot of pop-ups, so you must turn off your browser’s pop-up blocker in order to view pop-up windows or complete tasks.
When you open MyFolio, you’ll see a home page that displays a welcome message, basic instructions for use, and the folder list. Click on a folder name to begin entering data.
Click a portfolio name to open the folder list
(the portfolio name will be highlighted in yellow).
In the example at left, the list of folders in the Master’s Student portfolio is visible.
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Some students have more than one portfolio to work in. If that applies to you, follow instructions from your course faculty so you’ll know which portfolio to use.
Note that a Nursing Admin Only portfolio is also available to this student.
Icons control user actions. Mouse over an icon to see what it does.
Add a new row to the grid
Update grid row data
Delete this grid row
Note:If an icon is ‘grayed out’ on your screen, it means that the action has been locked to prevent users from making accidental changes.
User actions (like data entry) in MyFolio are controlled by icons. You must be in edit mode to make the icons viewable.
This example shows the Presentations folder opened in EDIT MODE. Note the diagonal edit mode watermark in the background along with the action icons.
Go to the end of the grid’s title row, and click the Add a New Row to the Grid icon (looks like a green arrow).
Go to the far right end of the new blank row, and click the Update Grid Row Data icon (looks like a pencil).
Clicking the Update Grid Row Data icon opens an editing window. This is where you enter & update data.
Go to the end of the row you wish to update, and click the Update Grid Row Dataicon (looks like a pencil) to open the editing window. Make your changes, and click Save Grid Row. E*Value will refresh, and your changes will be saved.
Go to the end of the row you wish to delete, and click the Delete this Grid Row icon (looks like a red arrow). E*Value will refresh, and the row will disappear.
Delete this grid row
Note: You cannot delete the only row in a grid. If you want to delete it, simply add a new row, then delete the original row.
To change the placement of a row (eg, making it the First row in a grid instead of the Last row), go to Row Placement (located near the bottom of the edit window) to make your selection.
When you’ve finished adding/editing data or changing row placement, go to the bottom of the editing window and click Save Grid Row. E*Value will refresh, and the changes you made will appear. If you decide not to proceed, click Go Back/Cancel.
MyFolio grids contain different types of fields for data entry. Here’s a brief overview …
To enter or edit text, place your cursor in the field window, and type as usual. You can customize your text using many of the editing options available in MS Word. The example below shows a text entry entered into the Comments field.
You may also copy & paste text from another document.
When you’re finished, click Save Grid Row. E*Value will refresh, and your text entry will appear in the data row.
Some fields allow the user to upload documents (eg, Word), presentation files (eg, PPT), and scanned documents (eg, .pdf). For example, in the Supporting Document field, click the edit icon (looks like a pencil). A pop-up window will appear.
Click Browse to search for a document in your computer. Select the document & click Open.
Click Upload D0cument.
The document’s filepath/name will appear in the Upload New File bar.
When you’re finished, click Save Grid Row. E*Value will refresh, and a link to your document will appear in the data row.
Document name will appear here
Some fields allow the user to upload images (eg, .jpg & .gif files).
For example, in the Image field, click the edit icon (looks like a pencil). A pop-up window will appear.
Click Browse to search for an image in your computer. Select the image & click Open.
Click Upload Image (or Cancel).
The image’s filepath/name will appear in the Select Image bar.
When you’re finished, click Save Grid Row. E*Value will refresh, and your image will appear in the data row.
Image name will appear here
Some fields allow the user to select a date using a date picker (or mini-calendar).
For example, in the Date of Presentation field, click the calendar icon. A pop-up window will appear.
Downloading means copying E*Value’s virtual files to a destination (or storage location) on your computer, flash drive, or other storage media.
You may download your portfolio at any time.
The download process zips (compresses) your virtual files. You must unzip (uncompress) them to make the files viewable.
When you click Download MyFolio, a pop-up window appears. Wait while E*Value downloads your portfolio. …
After E*Value finishes the download, a new pop-up window appears. Scroll down to read the directions, then Click here to save your portfolio.
Build your portfolio by adding rows of data
Eg: If you attended 3 professional development activities, you should create 3 rows of data (1 row for each activity).
I can’t open MyFolio…now what?
Click the Show/Hide tab to hide the folder list. That will allow MyFolio to fill the entire screen.
Click the tab again to show the folder list again.
People Resources at the LSUHSC School of Nursing
For questions about your account or if you need help to complete a task, contact:
Toni CascioE*Value Administrator(504) 568-4401 or [email protected]
Richard SmithE*Value Co-Administrator(504) 568-5078 or [email protected]
For technical questions about network access or hardware issues, contact:
Richard SmithInformation Technology Analyst (504) 568-5078 or [email protected]
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