Loyola University Chicago

Learning Portfolio Program

Center for Experiential Learning


About the Learning Portfolio Program

The learning portfolio (ePortfolio) is a digital collection of student work, reflections and educational experiences assembled in a structured, online format customized by the student and can be shared with faculty, staff, advisors, and peers. Learning portfolios assist students in critical reflection and the integration of learning across academic disciplines and co-curricular experiences. 

Learning Portfolio Program Learning Outcomes

As a result of developing a learning portfolio, students will be able to…

1. Integrate learning across disciplines with curricular and co-curricular experiences  

2. Synthesize out-of-classroom and in-classroom learning experiences through reflection

3. Demonstrate critical reflection on Loyola’s mission through knowledge, skills, and values

4. Demonstrate critical reflection upon intellectual, personal, professional, and civic learning within the context of the Loyola Experience (Community, Commitment, Engagement, and Create Your Future)

5. Identify personal development and growth through reflection on knowledge, skills, and values

Learning Portfolio Pedagogy and Support

The following are some of the resources available to you in the integration of learning portfolios into your course:

  • One-on-one curriculum consultations with Learning Portfolio Program Manager
  • One-on-one undergraduate Peer Mentor assistance for your students in the creation and process of the learning portfolio
  • Learning Portfolio presentation conducted by an undergraduate Peer Mentor tailored to your class on the purpose of learning portfolios and how to use Taskstream-TK20
  • Taskstream-TK20 customer service for you and your students

Learning Portfolio Recommended Syllabus Insert

As a part of this course, you will be using learning portfolios to document your learning, growth, and make connections between course content and beyond-the-classroom experiences. You will be integrating your learning through critically reflective assignments and teaching methods to create new understanding of material and deepen your learning experiences that will be visually displayed on your learning portfolio. As you will be submitting your portfolio for assignment(s), you are encouraged to seek outside feedback from peers, other instructors, and advisors on content and structure of your work to deeper engage in learning.