Student Success Blog For Educators


July 31, 2018

Point Loma Nazarene University Selects Portfolium for College of Extended Learning Assessment

Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) has selected Portfolium’s assessment software to measure learning outcomes and drive student success throughout PLNU’s College of Extended Learning programs.


Portfolium will provide College of Extended Learning students and faculty with tools for linking evidence-based assessment with Adult Degree Completion program outcomes. Innovative capabilities featured in the Student Success platform include customizable rubrics, curriculum mapping, and easy one-click reporting for curricular and co-curricular assessment, allowing for streamlined practices for PLNU staff and faculty.


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As an additional benefit to PLNU, Portfolium’s seamless integration with the school’s learning management system (Canvas by Instructure) will allow for an unprecedented flow of learning artifacts into students’ lifelong ePortfolios. This data will allow PLNU to perform course, program, and institution-wide learning outcome assessment for all Extended Learning students while ensuring that learners may showcase work samples and achievements to employers, throughout the entire student lifecycle and beyond as alumni.


“We chose Portfolium because it integrates seamlessly with Canvas, is more powerful than our previous program, and delivers value back to the student,” says Dave Phillips, Dean, College Of Extended Learning at PLNU.


As members of the Student Success Network, employers will able to match student’s evidence of skills directly to their desired job criteria, enabling them to increase diversity in the workplace and for students to see direct value of their degree and program.


"At Portfolium, we understand that in order to productively educate the growing population of non-traditional and adult learners, educational technology in higher education needs to consistently remain a step ahead," said Troy Markowitz, VP of Academic Partnerships at Portfolium, "This is why we are glad to partner with Pt. Loma Nazarene and provide our full-stack Student Success platform to all the College of Extended Learning students."



Portfolium is the world’s fastest growing Student Success Network. 2,500+ colleges, universities and high schools use Portfolium to manage and align competency assessment, student success, and career readiness programs. Portfolium’s academic solutions plug students into an open ecosystem of employers, mentors, educators, and peers around the world. Our 4M+ users are linked to internships, jobs, and lifelong learning opportunities via ePortfolios that showcase their proven competencies. To learn more about Portfolium's network for learners and solutions for educators, visit: https://portfolium.com



Point Loma Nazarene University is a selective Christian liberal arts institution located in San Diego, California. Founded in 1902, PLNU is known not only for its 90-acre campus overlooking the Pacific Ocean but also for its well-rounded, forward-thinking graduates. In addition to more than 60 undergraduate areas of study, PLNU offers graduate and adult degree completion programs at regional centers and community colleges throughout Southern California. Through the  College of Extended Learning (CEL), PLNU offers learning opportunities to non-traditional and adult students through customized programs designed to help working adults further their education and complete a bachelor's degree, pursue a professional certification or continue with graduate studies. PLNU serves 4,200 students.


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