Loyola University Chicago

Learning Portfolio Program

Center for Experiential Learning

Learning Artifacts

Learning artifacts are documents or media files that are student evidence of learning and growth over time. Used thoughtfully, artifacts can demonstrate skills, abilities, experiences, or competency. 

Creativity and intentionally is important when students select artifacts as one of the advantages of building an electronic portfolio is the ability to use different forms of multimedia to demonstrate learning.

Learning portfolio artifacts can include:

  • Photos or Slideshows
  • Blogs or Vlogs 
  • Writing Samples (research papers, essays, fiction, reflections, journals)
  • Videos
  • Presentations 
  • Research Posters
  • Web Links

See below for more information and visual examples of learning artifacts.