This article provides instructions on how to log in to myFolio and complete the main components of your profile.
There are two ways to log in to your myFolio site. You can directly access your School’s myFolio page or go through the Folio Collaborative Website and sign in. The two links are below:
School’s myFolio URL: schoolURL.foliocollaborative.org (Ask you myFolio School Admin for your school's direct URL, or go to the Folio website.)
Folio Website URL: http://www.foliocollaborative.org
(Upon reaching the Folio Collaborative website, click the menu item “Login.” This will display a Sign In Page where you can then enter your Email and Password (or sign-in with Google), as described below.
Signing into myFolio Using Google Account Credentials
Your school has allowed myFolio users to sign-in using Google Apps for Education/Work Account Credentials.
To sign into myFolio, click the “Sign-in with Google” button on the sign-in screen.
If you are already logged into your Google Account, you will be taken to the “Request for Permission” screen. You will be prompted to allow myFolio to:
- View your email address
- View your basic profile info
If you are NOT already logged into your Google account, you will be prompted to log into your Google Account. You then will be taken to the “Request for Permission” screen.
Click the “Allow” button, and you will be taken to your myFolio Homepage page.
- Your myFolio account email address must be the same as your Google App Account email address.
Also, you will still be able to log into myFolio using their myFolio credentials if you choose not to use their Google Account credentials. myFolio
Signing into myFolio Using Email and Password
There are two ways to log in to your myFolio Site. You can directly access your School’s Folio Page or go through the FolioCollaborative Website and sign in.
When accessing your School’s myFolio Page, no WWW is required. Just enter your direct link. The two links are below:
School’s myFolio URL: schoolURL.foliocollaborative.org (Ask you myFolio School Admin for your school's direct URL, or go to the Folio Collaborative website.)
Folio Collaborative Website URL: https://www.foliocollaborative.org
(Upon entering the Folio Collaborative website, click the menu item “Login.” This will display a Sign In Page where you can then enter your Email and Password, as described below.)
The first time you sign in, you will need to provide an email address and password.
EMAIL: this is your school email address
PASSWORD: Ask your myFolio School Admin what your password is, or click the "Forgot your password?" link to reset your password.
Once you complete this, Folio will prompt you to immediately change your password. Please select a secure one that you will remember.
The Folio Homepage
The first page you will see is the Homepage. It is a page that gives you an overview of your myFolio account. There is the Community Posts area in the center of the page. Other key items are in the left and right sidebars.
Completing Your Profile
To begin, click your name in the top menu. On the left-hand side of this page there is a module called “Complete your profile.” This will walk you through the profile items you will need to fill out to complete your profile. These items (except for Goals) can also be found by clicking “About.” Goals are their own menu item between About and Notes.
Clicking “About” brings you to the profile sections you will need to complete. These sections are entitled “Overview,” “Education”, “Five Words,” “Work”, “Accomplishments Personal/Professional” and “Narrative.” An additional Profile Component called “Additional Information” may also be enabled by your myFolio Admin. If so, they may provide a customized label and instructions for your review. Check with your Folio Admin on this component.
This section is general information about you. Some of the material has been entered for you, but please take the opportunity to add to this and complete the “History” section. The “History” section, this is a list of relative job experiences. Your time here has already been listed, but add other posts.
In the “Education” section, list all your educational degrees, if any. Don’t worry about order, as myFolio will automatically place them in chronological order. You can also add micro-degrees/certifications in this section.
3) “Five Words”
This section is designed for you to select words/adjectives that embody you as a person and educator. Hit the “Edit Five Words” button in the top right-hand corner and you can type in your five words. Make sure to save them.
Here, you can add your work history, as far back as you like. An entry for your current school has already been created based on the year you were hired. You can edit this entry to add your current Position Title.
5) “Accomplishments Personal/Professional”
This section is separated into Personal and Professional Accomplishments. Hit the “Edit Accomplishments” button in the top right-hand corner and you can type in your accomplishments, making sure to save your work.
The “Narrative” section is an opportunity for you to reflect on your educational experience and share your educational philosophy. Make sure your statement is at least 100 words and that you save it before leaving this page.
7) “Additional Information”
This section is designed for your Admin team to customize for your school’s needs. It could be used for a position description, documentation of a Five Year Plan, etc. The label of this page may be changed to reflect your school’s implementation plans. Check with your myFolio Admin on how to complete this component.
As mentioned before Goals are their own menu item between About and Notes. The section is designed for you to add your professional goals and action items for the upcoming school year. Hit the “Edit Goals” menu item and then the “Add Goal” button. You can then type in your goals and action items and add resources, making sure to save your work.
Show me a sample!
If you would like to see what a profile looks like once it is complete, please feel free to access the sample available through the link below. You will be able to view a myFolio account for a fictitious teacher, Elizabeth Lee, from a fictitious school, Sandbox Academy.
URL: sandbox.foliocollaborative.org (no www)