What is a Portfolio?

A portfolio is a collection of documents and writing that you assemble in order to demonstrate that you have the appropriate prior and experiential learning to earn university level credit. The portfolio has several parts, described in the next “Parts of the Portfolio” section.

Portfolios can be electronically-based (preferred) or paper-based.

There are several ways to compile and submit an electronically- based portfolio.

  • Use our e-Portfolio template, available at e-Lab Portfolio. (Instructions are available to assist you in using the e-Portfolio site).
  • Compile a document (Word, PDF, etc.), with bookmarks and/or embedded links. Submit three copies on disks or USB drives.
  • Use a commercial site available online to house your documents and build the portfolio.

If paper-based, you will follow the examples provided in the Virtual Portfolios section and submission guidance given in the Portfolio Submission section.

Your mentor will assist you in these decisions.

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