Thank you for attending the Advanced Graduate Certification Orientation.  Through the orientation you learned about the College of Education expectations and how to create your digital showcase.  The following link will take you to the showcase of resources, including the video of the orientation session, to help you successfully complete each phase of your showcase.

At the conclusion of this module, you will be asked to create a portfolio and submit artifacts of prior teaching and/or scholarship related to the College of Education’s Dispositions in Via by Watermark. Via by Watermark ( is a valuable technology tool that will provide you with a convenient means to document and assess your own efforts through enhanced organization and productivity; online collaboration; access to digital resources and course management tools; and creation of a personalized electronic portfolio. As you progress through the program you will receive multiple assessments of your work, especially your demonstration of the Dispositions, Clinical Experiences, and impact on student learning.

During specific courses, you will be asked to submit related artifacts in these areas to your portfolio. In addition, at the end of your program, you will be asked to submit your entire portfolio with reflections to your departmental faculty as a condition of program completion. When you apply for your comprehensive examination, you will receive portfolio submission information.

At each checkpoint, you will be assessed on your knowledge and demonstration of the Dispositions, Clinical Experiences, and impact on student learning as well as the proper completion of your portfolio using this rubric.

The information on following pages will walk you through each step of the portfolio completion process. At the end of this module, you will not only create your portfolio, but you will also take an assessment of your knowledge on the information provided throughout the module, so it is imperative that you watch each video and read all of the provided material. You will receive a certificate of completion that should be uploaded to your portfolio once the assessment is completed.

Purchasing Via by Watermark (LiveText)

The first step in the portfolio creation process is to purchase and/or register your account (

I already have a LiveText membership through The University of Alabama. What do I do if I cannot see my portfolio assignment?
Please contact our LiveText coordinator, James Hardin at

I already have a LiveText membership from another university. How do I connect it to the University of Alabama?
Please contact LiveText via the button at the bottom of any page within LiveText.

In the form provided, please fill out the required information. Under “Your Institution’s State” and “Your Institution”, use your previous school’s state and school name. Under “Subject” select “Updating Account Information”

Type in the following message: “My LiveText account is currently associated with . I am now a student at The University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa). Please change my institution to The University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa). Thank you!”   Press send. You should receive confirmation from LiveText once this process has been completed.

Will I have to purchase this every semester?
No, this is a one-time purchase.

What artifacts should I include in my portfolio?
Your artifacts should reflect your views/perspectives on each disposition and can come from your academic or professional work (e.g., essays, research papers, lesson plans, work samples, workshop presentation materials).

If you have any additional questions, please contact our coordinator, James Hardin at

*Note: At the end of the assessment, you will receive a certificate of completion that you will need to include in your Portfolio, so it is imperative that you fully complete the assessment on the following page.