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.
Creating a Basic Portfolio is a two step process. First, you must create the portfolio. The first step creates a shell for your portfolio. Once you have named and designed your portfolio, you will need to build it. Within the build process there are three types of materials that you can add to your portfolio: Content, Links, and Items.
When you are adding content collection items to your portfolio you need to be aware of the permissions on those items. Any content collection item in your portfolio must have Read permission for users to be able to view it. To help with organization, create a specific folder for your portfolio items and set the permissions at the folder level to Read.
Creating a Basic Portfolio creates the shell for the all the materials that you will add to it in the next steps.
A good way to start building your portfolio is to create a homepage. Set the tone for your portfolio on this page and give the viewer an introduction of what they can expect to see. The best type of content to create for a homepage is an Item.
There are three options available on the action bar to add material to your portfolio: Content, Links, and Items.
Adding content to your portfolio creates a link to a Content Collection file or folder. Using Content Collection items is one of the most effective ways to present content in a portfolio. Any changes made to Content Collection items will be reflected automatically wherever the item is located. Reuploading content is unnecessary.
Links are external content that you can apply to your portfolio. Adding a link will open the website within the page in your portfolio. This can be helpful if you want to link to an online resume or a blog for a group project.
Items are used to create any other type of content you want to display in your portfolio. Items are created based on a template. Templates are created by the administrator. If none are created or made available, this option will not appear.
Portfolio Content appears in the order in which it is created. The content position is displayed next to the item in a drop-down list. If you want to change the location of the item, select the corresponding number in the order you want it to appear. The page will refresh automatically and shift the other items according to the new order.