Before you begin creating a personal portfolio take some time to set a goal for the portfolio and think about the point you want to make. Create an outline of the points to highlight in your Portfolio. Make sure that each point has sufficient supporting material and is presented in a clear and concise manner. If your instructor created a portfolio template for you to complete, follow the directions and guidelines.
Creating a Personal Portfolio is a multi-step process. Content is added to a personal portfolio by using Artifacts. Artifacts link to Content Collection items. Artifacts can be created before or during the portfolio creation process. If you have a good outline of what you want to accomplish, create Artifacts before moving on to create the portfolio.
After all the Artifacts are ready, you will create a shell for the portfolio. This includes a name and description. The description will be used for your own organizational needs. After the shell is created, build out the portfolio and add pages and content. The Edit Personal Portfolio page lists your progress for each step. You can edit properties, style, pages, and settings from the Edit Personal Portfolio page.
Creating a Personal Portfolio includes the following steps:
You can create portfolios from a template set by your instructor, or you can create a new portfolio. This option is available from the Create Personal Portfolio page.
Personal Portfolios created from a template already have a defined style and it is not necessary to edit that style. In this case, be aware that some or all of the Portfolio style options may be locked.
Style options available are Layout, Background, Fonts, and Navigation Menu.
Pages within Personal Portfolios are made up of Artifacts, text, and images. When using a template, the pages may already exist and users may not be able to add or delete pages.
Follow these steps to add a page to a portfolio and add Artifacts to a page.