What do you like best?
Digication is easy to access through Google. It is easy to browse through students ePortfolios. It provides a fairly streamlined place to access student reflections and ePortfolios. Allows for all of campus to learn about a student through their ePortfolio.
What do you dislike?
Digication for creating ePortfolios isn't intuitive or user friendly. Searching for a student's ePortfolio is also a headache. It's only possible to search by the title the student has given the ePortfolio or what they have named themselves. This makes finding all the students in a particular class challenging.
Digication does allow for some creative customization, but it does not have a user-friendly interface for customization, meaning the majority of our students do not put any effort into personalizing their ePortfolio.
Recommendations to others considering the product
As an ePortfolio tool, I hope there are better options. Before my time we went through a needs assessment to decide what ePortfolio tool was best, and Digication was chosen. However, we are currently at a point where we are thinking of not requiring it. It is not a tool students are interested in using and many majors that need ePortfolios (Graphic Design, Fine Arts, Journalism, etc.) opt to use more aesthetically pleasing and user-friendly website builders.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Our campus uses Digication to require students to create ePortfolios of their work through a common curriculum. The common curriculum extends throughout their four years on campus and the ePortfolios are a repository for their reflections and their academic work.