An ePortfolio is a platform for publicly sharing your work. Using an ePortfolio, you can establish connections between your academic work and your activities outside of the classroom–from Co-op placements and Internships to Community Engaged Learning, International Experiences, volunteer work, and so on. By publishing your ePortfolio online, you can share your skills and knowledge with your family, your friends and classmates, your present and future professors, and your potential employers.
Your ePortfolio will help you to make connections across the 40+ courses you take as you progress in your degree, will allow you to track your intellectual development as you compare your work from one year to the next, and, ultimately, will enable you to better communicate what and how you have learned at UBC. Your ePortfolio is a website that you can keep for the entirety of your studies, allowing you to craft the story of your intellectual journey; after your degree, you can export its content to your own webpage.
At UBC, we recommend using the WordPress/UBC Blogs platform to set up your ePortfolio.
This website has three main sections:
- Getting Started covers the ‘how to’ and includes a template that you can download, to make setting up your ePortfolio simple;
- Example ePortfolios provides links to ePortfolios made by students in a range of Arts disciplines; and
- Frequently Asked Questions contains more in-depth information about the ‘whys’ and the ‘hows’.