Download PL3P Software

PL3P was developed using Plone, an open-source content management system that allows multiple users to share different levels of access. The site provides a space that promotes dialogue between residents and faculty mentors, in which discussion and evaluation are supported through a review-based publishing process.

  • Smart Folders make it easy to view and search for published work, e.g. cases
  • Learning Plan pages
  • Web forms to document research on Best Evidence Topics (BETs)
  • Customizable workflow and review queue
  • Calendar
  • Reflection blogs

Our e-Portfolio product is now available as a free, downloadable application that you can install for use with your residency program. This guide will lead you through the few steps required to install your own e-Portfolio.

Download (or subversion repository)

System Requirements (Prerequisites):

The following Plone products (these should be installed in your plone site along with PlonePL3P):
General System Setup:
  1. We developed the PL3P system on top of a general Content Management System called Plone, in term developed on the Zope platform, which are both freely available. Plone can be run on Windows or Linux systems--any platform that supports and has Python installed. If you are new to Plone, installing Zope and Plone will be the biggest hurdle. Note that Plone 2.1 is an older version of Plone. Newer versions of Plone will not necessarily work. The Plone link above has a download for Unix/Linux systems. If you have a Windows system, it might be easier to download Plone 2.1 from here.
  2. Once you have Plone installed, the PL3P system is a Plone 'Product'--a module or extension which adds functionality to the basic system. There are many Plone products available from the Plone website and elsewhere that enhance functionality, and you should feel free to explore them in order to customize your system. When Plone is installed, there is a Products folder where you put all products. Download and unzip our PlonePL3P product and add it to your Plone Products folder, along with the other Products that we require and recommend above in System Requirements.
  3. Start up Zope. If you don't know where to begin, Plone and Zope both have extensive documentation on their websites.
  4. Besides setting up Plone as recommended for student portfolios (see below), you may want to customize the design further. Also consult the Plone tutorials for how to do this.

Some users may choose to host their e-Portfolio site with a plone hosting site.

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