Learn about the web-based publishing platform designed to capture and document evidence of academic achievements, and more.

ePortfolio Projects

What are Digication ePortfolios?

Published on the Web, a Digication e-Portfolio is a collection of students' selected work in BU programs and courses, designed to portray the student's learning experiences and to make their learning visible. The web-based Digication e-Portfolio publishing platform makes it easy to capture and document evidence of academic achievements, providing unique opportunities for connection and synthesis across courses, semesters, co-curricular experiences.

Who Can Use Them?

Digication is available to all current Boston University students, faculty and staff.

Ways to Use ePortfolios in the Classroom

Faculty can leverage ePortfolios to:

  • Create a student-centered classroom by providing a virtual space in which students can reflect on the curricular material, and engage in project-based learning.
  • Stimulate students to become actively engaged with the course materials by inviting them to discuss in ePortfolio conversation spaces particular course materials.
  • Provide feedback on student assignments and other student-authored ePortfolio contents.
  • Make their efforts visible for professional growth to the world at large.


  • Create a portfolio and document academic credentials with an easy-to-use interface.
  • Showcase literacy with published multimedia work.
  • Customize the site with templates and images.
  • Share student work, professional and clinical experiences, and accomplishments with others.
  • Collect student academic work in a single place to observe learning and growth over time.


Reflection: ePortfolios can be very beneficial in the promotion of metacognition: an awareness of one’s own learning and skill development. ePortfolios can make student learning visible to the students themselves as well as to instructors, other students and their academic advisors, so they can better understand the progress they've made and how to learn in the future.

Self-Presentation: ePortfolios can make student (and instructor) learning visible to employers and graduate schools, in a way that gives a much richer portrait of their achievement than conventional measures like grades.

Alumni access: Digication provides alumni access so that alumni may continue using their ePortfolios after graduation for career advancement.

Rich Media: ePortfolios allow photos, videos and music to be integrated into student work. Students can document and showcase their academic successes, embed documents and multimedia materials in a variety of formats and can design professional looking media rich websites with no knowledge of HTML.

Academic Advising: ePortfolio allows advisors to make more in-depth recommendations to help students meet their goals. Because students can take their ePortfolios with them from year to year , academic advisors can use ePortfolios to assess students’ progress even if they’ve never communicated with a student before.

Program Assessment: ePortfolios can make student learning visible to administrators and accrediting bodies, giving them a deep, qualitative window into student achievement that goes beyond blunt numerical measures. Portfolios enable faculty to not only observe what students know and can do, but also learn how students learn through student reflections.

Technology Support for ePortfolios

EdTech offers trainings on using ePortfolios for classroom purposes. For more information or to schedule a one-on-one consultation, email the EdTech team at askedtech@bu.edu.

Teaching Guides & Resources

Email the Center for Teaching & Learning and schedule an appointment today ctl@bu.edu.