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CETL High Impact Practices: ePortfolios


ePortfolios - George D. Kuh

"ePortfolios are the most pervasive framework across higher education that clearly supports the concept of student Signature Work. ePortfolios allow students to capture and demonstrate their learning from the varied sites in which such learning occurs." 

Recent Scholarly Literature - ePortfolios

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Free ePortfolio Websites

Blogger – All of the features and services available through are offered free-of-charge to all users. is often referred to as the easiest blogging software to start a new blog and the easiest to use for beginner bloggers, particularly when it comes to publishing posts and uploading images.

Carbonmade – Use Carbonmade to build and manage an online portfolio for free. The free plan includes 5 projects and 35 images – everything you need to build a pretty online portfolio. 

DoYouBuzz - Do You Buzz welcomes new users to create an account at no cost.  The free account is provides access to all basic features, as well as unlimited updates and resume access.Utilizing the application’s tools, professionals in almost any field can advertise their history, capabilities, certifications and work history to any potential employer or client online. – Anyone can begin building a Flavors Me website for free. There are no registration or subscription fees. The user can access all basic design tools and maintain their site as often as they like.Flavors Me not only simplifies the process, but allows users to get their site created in a matter of minutes.

FolioSpaces – FolioSpaces is a free fully featured electronic portfolio, weblog, resume builder and socialnetworking system, connecting users and creating online communities. FolioSpaces free ePortfolio provides you with the tools to set up a personal learning and development environment.

OPResume – Allows users to create an online resume and portfolio in the same place, OPResume offers a number of additional free resources, such as job search tools, message boards, and industry news. 

Shown’d – Shown’d’s free online portfolios allow users to showcase work samples, a resume, and a personal statement, all in one place. Search for jobs at the same time, connecting with employers who know exactly what they’re looking for.

VisualCV – VisualCV is free to use, and has a straightforward interface that allows for easy customization. Users may create multiple resumes, and can even include audio and video content to supplement their qualifications. The site then provides each user with a unique URL that they can share with employers, customers, and colleagues.

Weebly - Weebly is an AJAX website creator that allows you to create pages with template skins and content widgets. Users can easily drag-and-drop content widgets like pictures, text, video and Google Maps in WYSIWYG-fashion. They also have a new blogging platform that can be added to the navigation bar of your personal Weebly page.

WordPress – WordPress is free web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine.

Wix - Wix is a do-it-yourself website builder: a free online tool that lets you create and customize your own websites. Built with a powerful, user-friendly interface, Wix gives you total control over your web design without knowing the first thing about fancy coding or programming. Drag & drop to quickly customize your site.