Where can I find a list of Portfolium Course and Program Assessment Terminology?

The Portfolium Course and Program Assessment tools are composed of several different tools and features. This list is designed to help you understand the terminology used in the platform.


Users with full access to the tool including but not limited to: reporting, creating, and deleting library data like courses, rubrics, programs, etc.


A work sample that demonstrates the competencies learned by a student. Pictures, Videos, Files, and other embedded content that comprises an entry.


A digital badge is a validated indicator of accomplishment, skills, or competencies. The practice of acquiring badges that represent an accomplishment, achievement, or skill acquisition - more granular than a formal degree, but helps to make incremental learning more visible.


The persons responsible for defining and facilitating a Pathway.


Users who directly interact with courses, rubrics, pathways, etc. and cannot delete or create new library content by default.

Instructional Designer

Users with access to create, update and delete core library features like courses, rubrics, programs, pathways, etc. but do not have default access to reporting.

Learning Management System

A software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting, and delivery of educational courses or training programs.

Learning Outcomes

Statements that describe significant and essential learning that learners have achieved, and can reliably demonstrate at the end of a course or program.


A collection of Requirements that must be completed to progress along the Pathway. Within a Pathway, coordinators can define one or more milestones. A milestone is a group of requirements that are to be evaluated. Badges can be awarded at any level, including completion of the Pathway.


The learning path created for Students comprised of milestones and requirements.


Artifacts that one has created and accumulated that best display their talent, prowess, and ability.


Something that is requested to show proof of competency. These are often projects, badges, or event attendance.


The persons responsible for evaluating work within a milestone or requirement.


An attempt to communicate expectations of quality around a task. In many cases, scoring rubrics are used to delineate consistent criteria for grading. Because the criteria are public, a scoring rubric allows teachers and students alike to evaluate criteria, which can be complex and subjective. A scoring rubric can also provide a basis for self-evaluation, reflection, and peer review. It is aimed at accurate and fair assessment, fostering understanding, and indicating a way to proceed with subsequent learning/teaching.