If you'd like to "kick the tires" on the UW Portfolio tool, feel free to log in and have a look. Use the following login:
This demo account will let you use a fully-functional version of the tool, but you'll be sharing an account with all of the demo users who could edit, modify or delete your work--so don't do any work in the demo account that you want to keep.
To look at the student interface, go to: http://portfolio.washington.edu
To look at the instructor interface (the Portfolio Project Builder), go to:
Login and click "Portfolio" on the left-hand navigation menu.
For more information about UW Portfolio, look at the following articles:
UWeek article about student uses: http://admin.urel.washington.edu/uweek/archives/issue/uweek_story_small.asp?id=1186
Syllabus Magazine: http://www.syllabus.com/article.asp?id=7100
Chronicle of Higher Ed. http://chronicle.com/free/2002/02/2002022101t.htm
Video about adoption by freshman students (requires RealPlayer): http://depts.washington.edu/webed/WebEd1-14-03.ram
Video comparing UW's tool with other national initiatives (Requires Windows Media Player): http://csumb.edu/ready2net/speakers/2002/index.html#program_4