edTPA

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. Vouchers

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:
http://www.edtpa.com/PageView.aspx?f=GEN_Register.html

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2. Register with Pearson

When you register for edTPA, you will need to select the Portfolio System you will use to submit your edTPA portfolio.  You can select either the Pearson ePortfolio System or Taskstream.  See options below:

Option #1: Using Taskstream to submit your edTPA portfolio:

Review the following web page that shows the steps for: (a) registering for edTPA with Taskstream as your Integrated Platform Provider, and (b) transferring your edTPA portfolio from Taskstream to Pearson for evaluation:

edTPA Registration Help – Taskstream:

http://www.edtpa.com/PageView.aspx?f=GEN_RegisterPP.html

If registering with this Taskstream option, pick Integrated edTPA Platform Provider System to use Taskstream to submit your edTPA portfolio.

Option#2: Using 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:

http://www.edtpa.com/PageView.aspx?f=GEN_RegisterPearson.html

In the following document, Page #4 shows the screen where you will choose the “Pearson ePortfolio System” as your portfolio system:

http://www.edtpa.com/Content/Docs/edTPARegistrationOverview.pdf

Using the Pearson ePortfolio System – Quick Start Videos:

Student Videos:

Preparing Your Assessment

Requesting/Receiving Feedback and How to Replace a File

Submitting Your edTPA Assessment

Web site: Online Learning for Pearson ePortfolio Users

Faculty videos:

Providing Feedback on Documents

Providing Feedback on Video & Audio Files

Getting Started with Message Center

Web Site: Pearson ePortfolio Faculty Resources

Option#3: Switching from Taskstream to the Pearson ePortfolio System:

If you initially registered to use Taskstream for edTPA, and now find that your Taskstream account is expired, or you have decided not to use Taskstream for edTPA, you can switch from Taskstream to the Pearson ePortfolio System (for no additional cost).  For information about how to do this, see the following document:

edTPA portfolio submission options – for students with  expired Taskstream accounts
https://edit.education.purdue.edu/edTPA/Using-The-Pearson-ePortfolio-System.pdf


If you selected the Pearson ePortfolio system as your edTPA submission platform
, you can log directly 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:

http://www.edtpa.com/PageView.aspx?f=GEN_Candidates.html

Picking Your Assessment During Registration

Have questions about how to pick your assessment?  Here is a direct link to the edTPA Registration Overview PDF Document with screenshots showing how to pick your assessment (see Page #7):

http://www.edtpa.com/Content/Docs/edTPARegistrationOverview.pdf
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3. Get Enrolled in Taskstream (if you picked Taskstream)

If you registered for edTPA and selected Taskstream as your “Integrated Platform Provider,” you can do one of the following:

Contact your Professor or TA for the confidential self-enrollment code that will enable you to self-enroll in your respective edTPA program within Taskstream.  Once you are enrolled in Taskstream, you can begin completing your edTPA portfolio there.

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Forward your edTPA authorization key confirmation email to EdIT@purdue.edu to be enrolled in your respective edTPA program within Taskstream.  Here is a PDF document showing what we need.  Once you are enrolled in Taskstream, you can begin completing your edTPA portfolio there.

If you selected the Pearson ePortfolio system as your edTPA submission platform, you can log directly 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:

http://www.edtpa.com/PageView.aspx?f=GEN_Candidates.html
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4. How to Find Your edTPA Program Documents (Taskstream only)

Once you gain access to your edTPA program within Taskstream, you can find the documentation by clicking on the first item in the list of requirements.  Then, on the right, look for the link that says, for example “EDTPA DOCUMENTS FOR {YOUR PROGRAM NAME}” and click that link. When prompted for a password, use the password that is provided just below the link you clicked. This will give you access to the handbook and other needed materials. See screenshot below:

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Video Requirements

This section contains information about how to process your edTPA video(s) so Pearson / edTPA can accept them.

Video Length

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

Video Editing

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.

Video File

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. Contact Education IT if you need video compression assistance:  edit@purdue.edu.

Documentation from edTPA