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About the AP Digital Portfolio

For AP Computer Science Principles (CSP) and AP Capstone, students must submit performance tasks to the AP Program using the AP Digital Portfolio, a Web-based application. You will use this application to create your class(es) and to either score or confirm (depending on the course) student work before it is submitted to the College Board for validation.

AP Capstone Teachers

Download the AP Digital Portfolio — Teacher User Guide for AP Capstone for detailed instructions on creating classes, managing teams, scoring student work, and more.

Download the AP Digital Portfolio — Student User Guide for AP Capstone.

AP Computer Science Principles Teachers

For the through-course assessment, students will create digital artifacts — some examples include programs, digital art, or video — accompanied by a written response and upload unto the AP Digital Portfolio.

Download the AP Digital Portfolio Teacher User Guide for AP Computer Science Principles for instructions on how to log in, create classes, and upload performance tasks on the AP Digital Portfolio.

Download the AP Digital Portfolio Student User Guide for AP Computer Science Principles.

Download the recording to the AP Digital Portfolio Webinar Part I.

Download the recording to the AP Digital Portfolio Webinar Part II.

Share New AP Digital Portfolio Video for AP Computer Science Principles

The video highlights the steps students must take in the Digital Portfolio to:

  • enroll in a CSP class
  • submit required files for the Create performance task
  • submit required files and a written response for the Explore performance task
  • indicate intent to take the end-of-course exam
  • enter the AP number to ensure scoring of work submitted

Important Timelines and Processes for Teachers

Fall

  • Create your AP Computer Science Principles, AP Research, or AP Seminar class(es) in the AP Digital Portfolio.
  • Make sure that students have successfully accessed the AP Digital Portfolio and that they have enrolled in the correct class (e.g., 4th Period AP Seminar with Mr. Smith).

January

AP Capstone Teachers Only

  • Begin online scoring training
  • Establish and communicate a firm deadline for students to submit final performance tasks to you, so that you are able to score all items by the April 30 deadline.

AP Seminar Teachers Only

  • Receive source materials from the College Board to help students complete the Individual Research-Based Essay and Presentation for AP Seminar.

April

AP Research or AP Seminar

  • Score students' performance tasks by April 30.
  • Check the AP Digital Portfolio to confirm that:
    • Students have indicated that they are taking the end-of-course exam
    • Students have entered their AP number

AP CSP

  • Check the AP Digital Portfolio prior to the April 30 deadline to confirm that:
    • Students have indicated that they are taking the AP CSP End-of-Course Exam
    • Students have entered their AP number
    • Students have submitted all final performance tasks

May

  • Administration of end-of-course exam for AP Seminar and AP CSP.

Note: There is no end-of-course exam for AP Research.

For More Information

  • Full instructions are available in the AP Capstone and AP CSP User Guides and in the Help section within the Digital Portfolio.
  • For AP CSP email apcsp@collegeboard.org

Technical Requirements and Recommendations

  • Browsers: Latest version of Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, or Safari
  • Operating systems: Windows 7, 8.1, Mac OS X, iOS 9
  • Devices: Desktop, Tablet, Mobile

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