Dear edTPA Students,
Hello! This is the Purdue landing page for technology resources you will need to complete your edTPA submission.
edTPA Portfolio Submission Due Date
All edTPA portfolios must be submitted by 5 pm on the Monday of final’s week each semester. Submission of your portfolio is required for you to receive a grade for student teaching.
edTPA Registration and Submission
Please review the following steps that will be required for registering AND successfully submitting your portfolio to Pearson:
1. Get Your Voucher
You should receive a voucher via email from the Office of Clinical Practice to pay for your edTPA registration. Once you receive your voucher, read the following page and note the instructions for vouchers BEFORE you register:
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2. Register with Pearson
Note: As of January 2019, we a no longer using Taskstream to submit edTPA portfolios. You will use the Pearson ePortfolio System directly.
Signing up to use the Pearson ePortfolio System to submit your edTPA portfolio:
Review the following web page that shows the steps for registering for edTPA using the Pearson ePortfolio System:
edTPA Registration Help – Pearson ePortfolio System:
In the following document, Page #4 shows the screen where you will choose the “Pearson ePortfolio System” as your portfolio system:
Using the Pearson ePortfolio System – Quick Start Videos:
Web Site: Pearson ePortfolio Faculty Resources
Picking Your Assessment During Registration
Have questions about how to pick your assessment? Contact your student teaching faculty advisor to clarify which assessment to pick from the list of available assessments in the Pearson system. Here is a direct link to the edTPA Registration Overview PDF Document with screenshots showing how to pick your assessment (see Page #7):
After You Register
After you register to use the Pearson ePortfolio System as your edTPA submission platform, you can directly log into the Pearson ePortfolio system using the information sent to you during the registration process, and begin competing your edTPA portfolio. No need to forward anything to Education IT. For more information see:
This section contains information about how to process your edTPA video(s) so Pearson / edTPA can accept them.
In general, your video(s) should be no longer than 15 minutes in length. However, each program can have unique requirements, so we recommend that you “Read your edTPA handbook carefully to note the limits on length of clips and the teaching and learning emphasis for your subject area. NOTE: These limits may differ for Tasks 2 and 3.” — Support Guide for edTPA Candidates
You video(s) must be unedited. However, you can crop the video(s) at specific begin and end points, and adjust the length of the video. But you cannot break the video(s) into multiple clips and splice them together.
The file size of your video(s) must be less than 500 MB in size, so you must compress / shrink your video(s) to less than 500 MB. See General Video Advice below for information about how to use the Handbrake program to compress video.
Video File Formats
Approved video file formats are: .flv, .asf, .qt, .mov, .mpg, .mpeg, .avi, .wmv, .mp4, and .m4v. We recommend MP4 video file format.
Video Consent Forms
Be sure to get consent forms from parents (or verify that the school has a blanket consent form) whenever students appear in your video(s). See: Guidelines for Video Confidentiality for Candidates
General Video Advice
We encourage all students to:
- Set phones and camcorders to record at a quality/size setting of no higher than 720P, if at all possible. That will create very good quality videos while reducing file sizes.
- Use HandBrake to trim and compress video according the HandBrake instructions listed below; and keep the video files as small as possible (under 500 MB! ) Remember, large video files will not be accepted by edTPA, and will transfer very slowly over the Internet which can cause buffering delays for the people watching.
- HandBrake How-To Instructions PDF: https://edit.education.purdue.edu/ts/Handbrake-Video-Editing.pdf
- HandBrake How-To Video: https://edit.education.purdue.edu/TS/Handbrake-How-To-Video.mp4
- When uploading, use a high speed Internet connection to reduce the amount of time it takes to upload video files (and ensure that the video upload does not time out).
- After uploading, view your video and verify that both video and audio play correctly when downloading from the edTPA ePortfolio system. If you find a problem with your video after you have uploaded it, you can delete and re-upload the video.
- Contact Education IT if you need video compression assistance: email@example.com.
Documentation from edTPA
- Recommended Video Formats and Settings
- Video Recording Guidelines and Suggestions
- Video Compression Guide PC (this link has alternate compression instructions from those listed above)
- Video Compression Guide for Mac (this link has alternate compression instructions from those listed above)
- edTPA Submission Requirements