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ePortfolios can benefit faculty and staff as they develop their professional brand and communicate their values and work to different stakeholders. An ePortfolio can be one way to tell your professional story through sharing artifacts related to your research, teaching, and service. Use the resources below to help you begin developing an ePortfolio. Be sure to also review our ePortfolio pages that have general information for ePortfolio creators.
Materials designed by Amy Cicchino
This worksheet will help you begin developing your personal brand statement
This worksheet helps you select and contextualize artifacts through reflective writing
Artifacts show evidence of your experiences, knowledge, and skills and can be anything: videos, photos, internship experiences, study abroad experiences, research posters, and course projects. You’ll want to contextualize your artifacts with reflective writing, which can connect your specific artifacts to your larger professional goals and personal brand.
Materials designed by Amber Simpson, Heather Stuart, and Parker Wade.
This handout offers examples of artifacts that you might potentially include in your ePortfolio. Remember, artifacts can be any kind of media
This worksheet will help you brainstorm artifacts and connect your artifacts to the skills that you are trying to showcase
Reflective writing allows you to articulate why an experience is important, what you learned during the process, and how you plan to apply your skills to future projects or endeavors. This handout gives you questions that you can use to begin drafting reflective writing for artifacts in your ePortfolio
This worksheet will guide you in drafting reflective writing for an artifacts in your ePortfolio
You can see how students at Auburn share and contextualize their artifacts by visiting our ePortfolio gallery
An ePortfolio is a personal website that communicates one’s professional identity and experiences to a public audience, such as employers, graduate schools, or review committees. The resources below will help you learn about ePortfolios and introduce you to the process of developing an ePortfolio.
Materials designed by Amy Cicchino and Heather Stuart
Learn about ePortfolios:
View this short Introduction to ePortfolios Video
View this longer Introduction to ePortfolios Video
This handout will introduce you to ePortfolios
This handout answers Frequently Asked Questions about ePortfolios
Use this quiz and analysis activity to help your students test and apply their growing knowledge of ePortfolios
Tour of Example Student ePortfolio with Anna
You can see more examples of ePortfolios by visiting our ePortfolio gallery