Introduction

Working Safely Online

Introduction

What is studentfolio?

What is studentfolio?

Why use studentfolio?

Why use studentfolio?

Getting Started

Getting Started

Working Safely Online

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Introduction

When using studentfolio please be aware of protecting your identity and reputation on the web.

Here are some essentials:

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How to present yourself

Once you have published content in your e-portfolio and sent this to people it can be difficult to change at a later date, so:

  • Ensure all of the information you place online is accurate and appropriate.
  • Present information professionally.
  • Check for any spelling mistakes.
  • Keep the tone of your e-portfolio positive and constructive.
  • Make sure you aren’t rude about or disrespectful to anyone.

Feedback

Ask for feedback on your e-portfolio from tutors, friends or careers advisers to improve it.
Be respectful of others; make sure any comment or feedback you provide is helpful and constructive.

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Security

Keep content you are unsure about private or in draft (e.g. a blog post) so no one else can see it before sharing it in studentfolio or making it publicly available.

Don’t make your personal contact details available on a public post or web page. (e.g. phone number, date of birth, home address). Making this information publicly available can put you at risk of identity fraud, endanger your personal security and encourage spamming of your email address.

Check who can see the content on the web pages you’ve produced, especially where you have included links to content that might build up to over time e.g. blog posts.

Use the secret URL feature in studentfolio to send someone you trust a private & secure web address to one of your web pages, without having to make it public.

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Copyright

Be aware of Intellectual Property Rights and Copyright Law. Make sure you protect any of your original work by adding a Creative Commons Licence to your pages. http://creativecommons.org/

And where you have included someone else’s work anywhere on your pages or content this is correctly referenced or acknowledged.

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