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ePortfolios: Getting Started

What is an ePortfolio?

An ePortfolio is a digital collection of a student's course and employment related achievements and work. It is similar to an online resume, but it is more personalized and flexible.  Students can add examples of academic work and workplace experiences in almost any format, including essay, video, audio, and graphics.

What should I include in my ePortfolio?

The documents you add to your ePortfolio should demonstrate your skills, competencies and job related experience. Through your academics, job and volunteer experience, you should have a wide range of documents that will demonstrate your skills. The following are examples of documents you can include: 

Writing Samples

  • Papers and essays 
  • Research projects 
  • Journal/blog entries 

Technical Writing Examples

  • Technical Reports
  • Spreadsheet and database projects
  • Graphs, tables, timelines, concept diagrams
  • Presentations - slide decks, posters

Multimedia Projects

  • Video and audio clips
  • Photographs, artwork
  • Graphic design projects

Collaborative Work

  • Group projects
  • Examples of problem solving

Work Experience

  • Co-op and work experience
  • Community service work
  • Examples of technology-related skills
  • Letters of recommendation from employers

Professional Development 

  • Public speaking examples
  • Leadership experience, qualities, and examples
  • Volunteer work


  • Academic awards and honors
  • Memberships in professional organizations
  • Certifications

What tools can I use to create my ePortfolio?

eLEarn ePortfolio logo 
eLearn ePortfolio
Check our our eLearn ePortfolio page to guide you through the process of using templates, adding files and sharing your ePortfolio.

Microsoft Sway logo 
Microsoft Sway
Sway is an easy-to-use digital story telling tool that students have access to through their free Office 365 account

Adobo Spark logo
Adobe Spark
Adobe Spark Page is a digital storytelling tool where students can build their ePortfolios. logo
Wix is a free website builder that allows you to customize your ePortfolio with videos, images, text, and more.

Weebly logo

Weebly is an easy to use, drag and drop website builder that allows you to give your ePortfolio a personal touch.