Integrations Curriculum

Assessment & Portfolium

When your students take a course that serves learning outcomes in the Integrations Curriculum, there are two things that need to happen. The first is that faculty need to submit student work that can be assessed for those learning outcomes. The second is that students need to place artifacts into Portfolium so that they have them to use later in Learning Integrations, as well as to curate a Portfolio for future employers or grad schools. Fortunately, for most of you, one quick adjustment to your Canvas assignments will do both.

If you follow these instructions and link your Canvas assignments to Portfolium, neither you nor your students will have to do anything more to get materials into Portfolium. For a quick tutorial on how do do this, you can watch this video. Or, if you prefer, there are written instructions on linking a Canvas assignment to Portfolium here.

The only instance in which this set-up will not work is if you use a Canvas rubric to grade assignments. In that case you will need to either create a duplicate Canvas assignment that is linked to Portfolium or have your students submit their materials directly to Portfolium themselves (this step is easy for students, but there is no easy way for you to monitor it).

Here is a list of what materials need to go into Portfolium for each class:


Artifacts Needed in Portfolium

Learning Foundations and Explorations

Final Essay: Write and Information Literacy, Beginner

Metacognition DEAL Reflection Prompt, Beginner

ARTE DEAL Reflection Prompt, Beginner

Cultural and Social Difference: Identity

Presentation Recording: Speak, Beginner

Artifact demonstrating Gender

Artifact demonstrating Race/Ethnicity

Collaboration DEAL Reflection prompt

Quantitative Reasoning

Artifact for QR, Intermediate

Theological Explorations

Artifact for Theological Reasoning, Beginner

Artifact for Religious Engagement, Beginner

Artifact for Common Good, Beginner

Artifact for Analyzing Texts, Beginner

Thematic Encounter

Artifact that demonstrates the WoT addressing the Theme

Cultural and Social Difference: Systems

Artifact for Common Good, Intermediate

Artifact for Gender, Intermediate

Artifact for Metacognition, Intermediate

Artifact for Race/Ethnicity, Intermediate

Thematic Focus

Artifact demonstrating Analyzing Texts, Intermediate

Artifact for Information Literacy, Intermediate

DEAL Reflection Prompt for Collaboration

DEAL Reflection Prompt for Information Literacy

Artifact demonstrating understanding of the theme

Theological Integrations

Artifact demonstrating Religious Engagement, Intermediate

Artifact demonstrating Theological Reasoning, Intermediate

Artifact demonstrating Write, Intermediate

Learning Integrations

Artifact demonstrating Common Good, Advanced

Artifact demonstrating Speak, Intermediate

Artifact demonstrating Write, Advanced

Metacognition DEAL Reflection Prompt


Do I have to grade in Canvas?

At the end of the block you will need to post final grades for students in Canvas. Otherwise you are free to use or not use Canvas for grading as you see fit. Students still need to submit their work to Canvas, but you are free to grade it however works best for you.

Should I grade in Portfolium?

No. It is a fool’s errand. Don’t do it.

Do I have to assess my student work?

Not during the class, no. We will need faculty to help with assessment at the end of the term or block, but that will be voluntary and using random, anonymous student work. You will be expected to administer a short survey to students along with your IA course survey on the last day of class to help us collect some indirect assessment data, but that is your only assessment commitment.

Why can’t my students post their work?

Check to see that you followed steps 4 and 5 from the instruction page. Be sure you checked the Open Assignment in a new Window box and then set up the Portfolium assignment. Also be sure that your students have set up their Portfolium account.

What is a DEAL Reflection Prompt?

In an effort to standardize some of the assessment we conduct, as well as to regularly provide indirect measures of student learning, we will be utilizing a form of reflective writing known as DEAL (Describe, Examine, Analyze Learning). Faculty who are teaching any of the Engagements, Learning Foundations or Explorations (Metacognition) or CSD:I (Collaboration) will be expected to have students submit a reflection essay using the appropriate DEAL prompt. The specific prompts can be found here.