- Why create an eportfolio?
- Who will be viewing my eportfolio?
- How important is personal reflection to my portfolio?
- What impact will my eportfolio have on my digital tattoo?
Consider these questions as you review the examples below. Try the quiz from the left menu: What Have You Learned? after you’ve spent some time with this section.
Busy academic, Sandra, needed a way to manage and share the work that she is involved in as evidence of her developing professional practice. Watch as she considers the process of preparing a portfolio.
Video by Davr055
An attractive, well-written resume always stands out to employers. By putting your resume online, you have flexibility in formatting and adding interesting features. You can showcase your “artifacts” (coursework, projects, artwork, written samples, and web design) and impress potential employers.
Many UBC classes and programs require students to create an e-portfolio as part of their coursework. The following resources offer a place to start:
And a few basics to remember when setting up your portfolio:
- Use a dedicated email address so people can contact you, but do not share your phone number, mailing address or any other private information.
- Ask for permission to include and include the statement “Used with permission” on your website for:
- any material that you you didn’t create yourself (ask the creator, via email or snail mail)
- material you created for a third party, for example, a website for a charity. (ask the third party)
- material you created with someone else, for example, a group project. (ask the other people)
- Keep the permission granting letters and/or emails.
- Consider the parts of your portfolio that you want to share or keep private and set permissions accordingly.
- Be findable if you intend to use this to build your digital identity, contribute to a professional network or share your work.