Research of the use of EPASS during the day has shown that the use is relatively high during the current scheduled maintenance time (after 17:00h). For this reason, it is decided to change the maintenance period to early mornings (between 06:00 and maximum 09:00h). With this decision, it is endeavored to minimize the amount of inconvenience to all EPASS users.
From May 1st, a change has occured in the EPASS team. Erik Driessen - former project manager EPASS at Maastricht University - has been appointed as chairman. His job as a project manager EPASS is acquired by collegae Joyce Moonen-van Loon. Also in his new position, Erik will continue his tasks for EPASS. On behalf of the EPASS team, we would like to congratulate both colleagues with their new positions!
EPASS is discussed on the MedEdWorld website! MedEdWorld is an international health professions community of individuals and educational organisations whose purpose is the sharing of information, ideas, experience and expertise. MedEdWorld was launched by the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) in 2009. Several papers about portfolios are found in the menu ‘Publications’ on the website of MedEdWorld. The description of EPASS can be read via http://www.mededworld.org/Learning-Technology/Equipment-Items/EPASS.aspx
EPASS has its own YouTube channel! Public instruction videos can be found on this channel, that demonstrate in which optimal way EPASS can be used.
The first available video concerns the use of the EPASS Masterportfolio, which is used by master students Medicine and their educators and assessors of Maastricht University. This video provides a clear instruction for all supervisors when monitoring the portfolio of an assistant or student. More videos will be uploaded to the channel in the future.
Click here to watch the instruction video.
With this update, EPASS has been expanded with period labels. A portfolio owner can create his own labels to classify forms, blogs and multisource feedback rounds. This makes it possible to connect all relevant data to a single period label, which makes it easier for both the portfolio-owner and the authority to retrieve the data.
Answers to questions concerning the usage of period labels can be found under FAQ in the section Other Questions.