Portfolios can be developed in both electronic and print formats, and unless otherwise stated in your module handbook, choosing between the two formats depends on how you plan to present your work. Each type has advantages and drawbacks- it will be up to you to decide what style fits the purpose of your work.
If you decide or are asked to create an electronic or e-portfolio, the following are some of the most popular tools that can help you compile and present your work:
This e-portfolio system is available through UCS and supported by the Elevate Team. Mahara is a fully featured web application to build your electronic portfolio. You can create journals, upload files, embed social media resources from the web and collaborate with other users in groups.
This e-portfolio system is NOT available through University of Suffolk, therefore, you will need an individual subscription.
Just one of many freely-available blogging websites, Wordpress is one of the most popular blog tools that can be used and/or customised for e-portfolio use. A number of tutorials and guidance for creating electronic portfolios using Wordpress are available online.
When compiling a print portfolio, it is important to consider the following in order to best present your work as professional and organised: