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E-Portfolio: Home

What are ePortfolios?

Stanford University Teaching Commons provides the following explanation of student ePortfolios.

An ePortfolio is a web-based collection of a student’s work gathered over time.

EPortfolios may include a wide range of work in a variety of media, for example:

  • papers
  • presentations of  products created (e.g., an engineering prototype, artwork, functioning software program)
  • team projects
  • creative writing
  • blog comments
  • anything else reflecting a student’s learning

Furthermore, ePortfolios are creative endeavors in and of themselves.

Jim Hasse, writing for the business site Getting Hired defines e-portfolios simply as a "portfolio that is web-based. It can be as simplistic as having a website, blog or online resume. Your e- portfolio should consist of the collected works and achievements that best showcase the pertinent skills and knowledge which you’ve attained at this point in your career."



Hasse, J. (2016). Your ePortfolio: Essential job marketing tool. Getting Hired. Retrieved from

Stanford University (n.d.). Student e-portfolios overview. Stanford University Teaching Commons. Retrieved from

Why are ePortfolios useful?

In general, ePortfolios are used: 

To Show Others What You Have Been Doing

  • Show potential employers the knowledge and skill sets you have developed through your course of study.
  • Demonstrate your progress over the course of a project or class. 
  • Satisfy your family's curiosity about what is it, exactly, you are learning!


To Show Yourself How You Have Been Doing

You can use "reflective learning" or evidence-based learning to remind yourself of your learning journey. EPortfolios can be used as a tool for reflection, and a way to document how you change as your education journey progresses.

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