Loyola University Chicago

ePortfolio Program

Center for Experiential Learning

What do I Include?

Loyola ePortfolios are intended to be dynamic and engaging representations of skills, abilities, experiences, and values. One way to make your ePortfolio dynamic and engaging is to include a variety of forms of multimedia as "artifacts"—or evidence of what you can do and what makes you!

There are many different types of "artifacts" you can include in your ePortfolio! For some ideas, check out the Gallery or our series of Tutorials!


Uploading vs. Embedding

Deciding whether to upload or embed files will have an impact on the appearance of the pages in your ePortfolio. Uploading files will display as an attachment, which viewers will be required to click, download, and open in order to access. Uploaded files will appear like this:

Embedding files will display as an interactive piece of your ePortfolio, which allows viewers to click and access without ever leaving your ePortfolio. Embedded files will appear like this, and the multimedia displayed be fully interactive: