Presented by Crystal Nielsen, M.A.
Updated Fall 2011
A Quick Definition…
An ePortfolio (short for electronic
portfolio) is a collection of multimedia-rich,
linked documents that students (and
perhaps faculty, programs, and/or
administrators) compose, maintain,
synthesize, and develop over time.
Kirkpatrick, J. (2006, June 2). ePortfolios: Zero to sixty: Assumptions,
actions, expectations. Paper presented at the 2006 Sakai/OSP
… In Practical Terms
Schools or departments will be able to
assess student progress in a definitive
Students will be able to develop online
showcases of their work at NNU and
create resumes that can be customized for
The Bottom Line
ePortfolios help students make sense of
higher education through reflective practices
that encourage users to connect their
Tk20: ePortfolios and More
Several NNU departments are now using
a web-based application called Tk20, an
assessment and reporting system.
In addition to tools to manage field
experience, create reports based on
student progress, and much more, Tk20
includes an ePortfolio aspect.
Login to the NNU Tk20 site at
http://tk20.nnu.edu with your NNU
username and your ID number.
Notice the tab to access video tutorials,
and the link to purchase your Tk20
account (unless you have prepaid a fee
along with your tuition).
Pending Tasks – Links to assignments
you need to complete.
Preferences – Change your password, set
color theme, etc.
You won’t see all of these tabs.
Pending Tasks will be things to
complete from your program or
Tk20 assignments will show here,
presented by course.
Sometimes, these will be surveys or forms
that you must complete related to your
progression through your academic
Other times, these will be related to
assignments you completed in class.
Edit Folders – Create a folder structure
here based on your courses.
This will help you
file uploads for Click Add New to
begin adding folders.
later use. Stay consistent in
your naming so that
folders display in the
Eventually, you will build a portfolio that
showcases how you met the standards
outlined for your program.
You will draw upon files you uploaded on
the Artifacts tab and other items to make
Details will come later.
Log in to Tk20, at http://tk20.nnu.edu.
On the Preferences page, change your
On the Artifacts tab, begin building your