Online Portfolio Help !

Hi there

I have been designing using Articulate for about 18 months and I would like to put together an online portfolio to showcase the work I have done. Can anyone please advise on the best way for me to go about this? Are there sites that allow you to create a portfolio of eLearning courses specifically?

Thanks for your help on this

Justin

9 Replies
David Anderson

Great question, Justin! This is one of the more important and most asked questions.

I'm a big fan of using blog themes to showcase projects. IF you search for "photography" or "portfolio" style themes, you'll find a lot are designed around emphasizing images and visuals.

For example, I'd look for something similar to the way we showcase our free assets in the downloads section:

http://community.articulate.com/downloads/g/powerpoint/default.aspx

From there, each project thumbnail can link to a page with more information about the project, your role and any challenges you encountered.

Here's a great post from Tom on portfolio ideas:

Here’s Why You Need an E-Learning Portfolio

I'm looking forward to what others can share. Great topic!

Meg Bertapelle

I agree - I haven't actually done it, but I think Dave's idea is the way to go - get good visuals for your best courses (highlighting the best parts of course) and have them link to additional information & a excerpt.  I did something like it for my school portfolio @ end of my masters degree I guess...but I stopped paying for that domain a long time ago, I wonder if it's still live...

You don't need to have the whole course, no one is going to want to sit through the whole thing, just an example of the kinds of interactions/content/structure/designs you are capable of :)

best of luck! :)
Meg

Jenise Cook (RidgeViewMedia.com)

David Anderson said:

Great question, Justin! This is one of the more important and most asked questions.

I'm a big fan of using blog themes to showcase projects. IF you search for "photography" or "portfolio" style themes, you'll find a lot are designed around emphasizing images and visuals.

For example, I'd look for something similar to the way we showcase our free assets in the downloads section:

http://community.articulate.com/downloads/g/powerpoint/default.aspx


Great idea, David.

And, with people using tablets, it's even more important to find a blog theme that is... ehem.... iPad friendly. (Spoken by an Apple fangrrrl.) I need to update my portfolio, and I'll look for HTML5 friendly blog themes. It's also a good idea to use Screenr to capture five minutes of the "essence" of the course, so that it will.... ehem.... also be iPad friendly.

(Okay, David, I've got my Mac armor on.... blast away!)

@jenisecook

Jenise Cook (RidgeViewMedia.com)

Robert Kennedy said:

Ahhh, Jenise standing out front for the Mac army again, LOL!!!!  Love it!


Yea, Robert, I'll take the first "bullets". (At least it won't be "death by PowerPoint!" LOL)

I will fall on my Mac for "the cause", but I don't think it will be enough to get a Mac version of either Storyline nor Studio.

So, I'll go take my BEER (non-alcoholic) and sulk in the corner.  (And keep using the virtual machine so I can run Studio on my wonderful, no Blue-Screen-of-Death Macintosh. 

Nancy Woinoski

If you don't want to set up a blog for this - you might want to consider opening a flickr account and then posting images of your best stuff there - you can use the comments to add information about each project.

Or, if you are on Facebook, you could set up a page with the images and descriptions.