When submitting your micro-credential to earn, whether it is your first submission or resubmission, it is helpful to think of your micro-credential submission as a portfolio of evidence.
A portfolio of evidence is a digital showcase of your skills and accomplishments, tailored for the specific competency that you are demonstrating within the micro-credential. It should include real examples of work you've completed and projects you are currently implementing that show and highlight the competency.
Below are a few tips on creating quality evidence that will help you earn your micro-credential.
1. Put yourself in the shoes of the person assessing your submission.
Assessors only have the evidence you provide and the micro-credential content (the requirements and rubrics) to assess your evidence. Define acronyms and provide additional context that might be helpful for an assessor.
2. Create a portfolio of evidence that is clear, organized, and aligned.
Align your portfolio of evidence to the ‘Demonstrated’ proficiency level in the rubrics, and also review against the ‘Progressing’ and ‘Not Met’.
Label your evidence and how it aligns concretely to the rubrics. Use the quality indicators from the Demonstrated proficiency as part of your annotation to help describe your evidence to the assessor (i.e. this document shows X, my red annotations show Y, etc.).
Formatting can make a difference - use bullet points, headers, bolded, etc. Use tables, charts, etc. You are welcomed to upload a pdf of your written work or use the BloomBoard workspace.
Lastly, there is no need to provide extra evidence, more is not always better. More evidence can actually cause confusion for assessors.
3. Organize your evidence to self-assess.
Formatting and clear annotations will not only make it easier for the assessor to score your submission, but it will be a great way to self-assess to ensure you've met all the rubric criteria!