How can I get started?
Utilize the content on our website to get started, or reach out to the COMM ePortfolio Team. Students and Faculty are encouraged to reach out to the Center for High Impact Practices at Old Dominion University, or make an appointment directly with the ePortfolio Studio.
To design your own ePortfolio, check out WIX to get started, and check out the samples below.
Other sites might have an initial free start up (SquareSpace for example, Canva, Spark or Wordpress through ODU), but in many cases a monthly fee is likely. WIX has multiple (free) templates for the variety of industries our students might enter into. Wix works well with both PC and Mac users, and is relatively easy to use! It is mostly ‘point, click, and drag’—and while faculty and students might find that initial set-up is time-consuming, it is likely due to the options available while choosing a design and internal set-up that reflects an individuals career, specialties, industry, etc. (Samples will be provided to you for assistance).
The main goal for integrating the Communication ePortfolio into a class is to assist students in identifying, reflecting, and promoting their strengths as emerging professionals (or re-emerging for those that are seeking a change of career or returning to school). An ePortfolio is a modern way to design, develop, and archive work that highlights disciplinary writing and samples of professional documents.