Training & Documentation

TaskStream ePortfolio & Assessments

Taskstream is the institutional ePortfolio and assessment system. This system will be used for student personal ePortfolios and for program assessment. The Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC) and Teacher Education programs will start using Taskstream in August 2013.

What is Taskstream?

Student Produced ePortfolios

Students can create personal electronic portfolio(s) that demonstrate skills, knowledge and experience. Electronic portfolios are similar to resumes but allow students to use many different forms of media to convey information. Students can create multiple ePortfolios to meet a variety of professional, academic, or personal needs.

Directed Response Folios (DRFs)

Programs can systematically assess student learning and outcomes by creating and using a Directed Response Folio (DRF). The DRF pre-defines the structure, the learning outcomes, the standards and the rubrics for student assessment. Students enrolled in programs using a DRF will see the DRF when they loginto Taskstream. Initial programs using DRFs are ICC and Teacher Education. 

Assessments

TaskStream allows program coordinator to create and use standardized or custom assessment rubrics to evaluate student work and to report information in aggregate or by subgroup.  

Who Uses Task Stream?

TaskStream products are used by hundreds of colleges and universities across the country, including George Mason, Northeastern, Northern Arizona, Ohio Northern, Purdue, and Tulane, and individual users within those institutions number in the hundreds of thousands.

At Ithaca College, all students will be able to use Taskstream for personal student produced ePortfolios. The Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC) and the Teacher Education program will also use Taskstream beginning in the fall 2013.

Other programs will be able to use Taskstream for program assessment beginning spring 2013. Please contact Danette Johnson, djohnson@ithaca.edu, if you are interested in developing a program DRF in Taskstream. It takes time to develop the rubrics and structure for a program ePortfolio so new program DRFs will be available in the system at the start of every semester.