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SCU ePortfolio

Building Your ePortfolio

Ready to build an effective ePortfolio?  Here are 5 key steps.

1. Collect

Consider the purpose and audience of each ePortfolio you build. Is it an ePortfolio for a class or an academic major? Do you see it as a career tool or to showcase your work for a graduate school application? Your portfolio’s purpose and audience will help you determine what evidence to collect.

2. Select

Which materials you include in the final version of each ePortfolio should reflect the purpose or learning objectives established for your ePortfolio. You may not want to include all the “artifacts” (i.e., papers, presentations, videos) you’ve collected, but only examples that represent your “best” work, or show your growth over time.

3. Reflect

Most ePortfolios contain short reflections that allow you to express how you’ve grown in your academic and professional experiences at SCU. They help you integrate diverse learning experiences and add a narrative voice that makes your ePortfolio unique.

4. Project

ePortfolios help you look forward as well as make sense of what you’ve already accomplished. You can articulate your goals for the future, showing how your coursework and other experiences support your professional development and career goals.

5. Connect

You can share your ePortfolios with prospective employers or graduate schools, colleagues, friends and family. Publishing your portfolio allows you to showcase your work and to get valuable feedback from others.


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