This indepth introduction video will teach you all about who bulb is and what you can create on the platform.
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• Private Groups: Create up to 9 classrooms or groups, in which your invited students can collaborate and publish privately in their homeroom.
• Google Drive Integration: Integrate your bulb and Google accounts to pull documents and other assets from your Google Drive to add to your bulb portfolio. When you click into the text field and add a media element, look for the Google Drive tab in the pop up window and connect to your Google account. Then, bam! All of your content at your fingertips. Easy as pie.
• Presentation Mode: Present a single page or collection in your portfolio directly from bulb. No need to juggle several applications in order to create, publish and present content—you can now do it all on bulb! Presentation mode automatically translates each scrolling page into single, presentation- friendly slides, so you can deliver your professional work to an audience, professionally! bulb is one tool to rule them all.
• Asset Library: You can upload, organize and edit content directly in one centralized library and easily add any asset to multiple pages. All of the content you’ve uploaded to your existing pages is also visible here, and can be organized into folders.
• Single-Field Page Editing Design: bulb’s simple and sleek single-field editing allows you to click, type and enter to build out pages, combining multimedia assets: composition, image, video, file attachments and embedded content. bulb offers tools to resize, realign and crop videos and images within the app. Users can embed content from over 300 different websites, including Google forms, Prezi, Twitter, and more. And now when users attach a Powerpoint, PDF, Word, or Excel file, a preview is generated directly on the bulb page.
• Mobile Page Editing: Now you can create—using all the same tools you use on your computer — on tablets and phones, so there’s never any reason not to share your smarts. The world thanks you in advance.
STEP 1: The first step toward making your bulb portfolio your very own is to upload an avatar and cover image to your portfolio’s home page and compose a 140- character bio about yourself.
It’s easy as pie. Let us explain.
Keep in mind, you can always change your display name, also. Just click on the text and edit.
STEP 2: The foundation of a bulb portfolio is collections (think folders), which are composed of multiple pages. The bulb page is where the magic happens—with our drag-and-drop interface you can easily upload documents or multimedia creations—or create them from scratch using composition, image, video, and embedded content.
Watch the following tutorial video to get a feel for how to create a page! Then visit the page creation help page to learn more about our page creation tools and how to use them to their maximum potential.
For more expert tips and tricks on making your bulb content absolutely killer—like segmentation, narrative structure and multi-media interweaving—read about what makes a good bulb page great on the bulb blog.
1. Brainstorm what elements to include—what will you be using this portfolio for?
Think big! bulb portfolios were designed to be big enough for the entire person—don’t shy away from showing the world who you really are! Academics, extracurricular activities, personal passions—there’s a place for all of them on bulb.
Think about incorporating:
A few prompt ideas to get you thinking …
2. Think through organization
There’s a lot of power in the organization of pages and collections on bulb. With the right combination and arrangement of collections and pages within a student’s portfolio, things that seem complicated to show, prove, measure and share become accessible. Think through the hierarchy of pages and collections within your students’ portfolios that would make the most sense for them. You can organize your portfolio by:
3. Establish a consistent routine
Think of a portfolio as a living, breathing artifact of your academic journey—it should transform, grow and evolve just like you do! Motivating yourself and your students to publish consistently is helpful in keeping your portfolio as dynamic as you are. Establish criteria for your students surrounding:
4. Incorporate reflection and feedback often
Encouraging your students to reflect on where they’ve come from deepens whatever learning takes place. Weaving intentional reflection activities into the process of creating a bulb portfolio ensures students glean the most they can out of every class and assignment. You can do that by: