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Learning Portfolios:  Your story, your future

your story, your future

Upcoming Events:

Lassonde Studios is hosting several workshops on Adobe software in February and March.  They are a great opportunity if you want to learn more about design, video, and other skills that can help you with your portfolio:

Wednesday February 1

Wednesday March 1

Learning Portfolio Pilot Project

The University of Utah is pleased to begin pilot testing for learning portfolios here on our campus. We are currently providing support for the Pathbrite portfolio platform.  If you are interested in becoming a part of the pilot, please contact us for more information.

We invite you to take a look at the resources compiled on this site (see the menu bar above to get info for students, faculty, and colleges/departments/programs) and the how-to guides to help you begin your journey with portfolios. We will be adding more content as we develop the program.

What is a Learning Portfolio?

Learning portfolios (also known as e-Portfolios on other campuses) are Internet-based portfolios that collate student learning. They provide opportunities for students to:

  • Demonstrate your skills, learning, and achievements
  • Reflect upon your educational experiences and make connections between individual courses
  • Represent yourself and your education to graduate schools, potential employers, and family and friends
  • Collect and save coursework throughout your University of Utah career
  • Track your academic growth over time
  • Connect your educational goals to co-curricular, work, and other out-of-class experiences

About Learning Portfolios

Electronic portfolios have become increasingly popular among institutions in the U.S., the U.K., and Australia. Research suggests that they can have a tremendous effect on student learning, and we are excited to be implementing portfolios here at the University of Utah.

While there are many different types of electronic portfolios, learning portfolios are specifically designed to help students examine and reflect upon their own learning. You may choose to include co-curricular activities such as community engaged learning, study abroad, leadership experiences, or other meaningful experiences during your time at the University. You may also choose to include relevant work experiences that have connected with your coursework. However, the main goal is for you to reflect upon your educational experience and begin to see how individual pieces fit into the “big picture” for you.

Last Updated: 1/19/17