The Dashboard is the central area for managing your ePortfolio preferences, updates, and searching for items. You can quickly review changes to portfolio items you've recently worked on and view ePortfolio items from your peers. You can also quickly add new items to your ePortfolio from the Dashboard.
The Dashboard is the main landing page for ePortfolio. To return to your Dashboard from another ePortfolio page, click ePortfolio from the tool navigation.
The newsfeed consolidates recent activity on your items and items shared with you, providing a quick way to return to active projects. Your items appear in this area if they have been recently edited, commented on, or assessed. If you contribute a comment, an edit, or an assessment to another user's item, that item is also tracked in the newsfeed and you can see contributions others are making.
Filters at the top of the newsfeed enable you to search and view specific sets of content; you can filter recent activity by ownership (yours versus others' items), people and items you've subscribed to, and items from contacts in the Pager tool.
The Settings area of the Dashboard allows you change display options and preferences for your ePortfolio. Click the Settings link on the Dashboard, My Items, Explore or Sharing Groups page to access these preferences.