Activity 10: Create Your ePortfolio

Important: Before you begin any Web publishing work at Penn State, it is necessary to activate your Penn State Personal Web space. This involves answering a handful of questions about the rules and regulations Penn State has in place related to your use of this space. For more information and step-by-step directions visit:

What are the basic skills that you need to master in order to create your ePortfolio? Where can you go for help when you need it?

  1. The easiest way to create an ePortfolio at Penn State is to use the Penn State Blog tool - Sites at Penn State. After you have activated your Penn State Personal Web space, log on to your own blog at All you need is a Web browser, no other software is needed. Once you log on, the Penn State tool provides you with a dashboard that allows you to create blog entries or single pages that link to your blog. You can select a style that you like and play around with which widgets you would like to provide your readers. Consult the Sites at Penn State Web site for quick start guides to creating and customizing your Web site at
  2. Alternatively, you can use Web editing platforms (such as Google Sites) or Web editing software applications (such as Adobe's Dreamweaver) to create Web pages from scratch. The goal for the first version of your ePortfolio might be to create a simple ePortfolio with just a few pages. You can always expand and enhance it from there. Remember, it is not about your ability to create flashy web pages, rather it is about highlighting the evidence you point to and talk about!

Then, use the ePortfolio Evaluation Criteria and Indicators to self-evaluate your site.


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Good luck!


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