Share Your E-Learning and Instructional Design Portfolios #333

E-Learning Portfolio Examples #333: Challenge | Recap

Challenge of the Week

This week, your challenge is to:

  • Share a link to your e-learning portfolio
  • Tell us your favorite portfolio design tip

Whether you're hosting your work on a website, your E-Learning Heroes profile, or any social site, we want to see your work.

If you're just getting started or don't yet have any work to show, you can still participate in the challenge. We want to see your work and help you get started! Here's what you can do. 

First, create a portfolio with placeholders or screenshots of the types of projects you hope to design for clients. Next, find a hosting solution for your portfolio. If you have questions or need assistance, let us know in the forums, and we'll be happy to help.

Don't Forget To Share Your Portfolio Tip!

Share your favorite portfolio tip or recommendation. What portfolio advice would you give to someone who is just getting started? What's your biggest lesson learned with portfolios. What types of changes have you made to your portfolio? 

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Share Your E-Learning Work

  • Comments: Use the comments section below to share a link to your published example and blog post.
  • Forums: Start  your own thread and share a link to your published example..
  • Personal blog:  If you have a blog, please consider writing about your challenges. We’ll link back to your posts so the great work you’re sharing gets even more exposure.
  • Social Media: If you share your demos on Twitter or LinkedIn, try using #ELHChallenge so your tweeps can track your e-learning coolness.

Last Week’s Challenge:

Before you show your work, check out the survival training examples your fellow challengers shared over the past week:

How to Survive Anything #332

How to Survive Anything #332: Challenge | Recap

New to the E-Learning Challenges?

The weekly e-learning challenges are ongoing opportunities to learn, share, and build your e-learning portfolios. You can jump into any or all of the previous challenges anytime you want. I’ll update the recap posts to include your demos.

Jonathan Hill
Jodi M. Sansone
Jonathan Hill

Portfolio: Portfolio Tip #1: Don't let vanity prevent you from getting started. In other words, never wait to post your work because you think it's not good enough. When I first got started, I held off on putting anything public because I didn't think it measured up to the level of those I admired. So instead, post what you have today regardless of where you are in your career. You can always swap your old work for new examples as you create them. Portfolio Tip #2: Are you using WordPress? Then make sure to delete unused themes and plugins. The same goes for unsupported themes. If the developer stops updating or supporting their theme, it's time to trade it in for a new one. Using outdated themes and plugins makes your site vulnerable to malware an... Expand

Joanna Kurpiewska
Karlis Sprogis
Jennifer Gupta
Samuel Apata
Dan Strizak
Sherri Sagers
Gretchen Johanson

Hi Everyone! My website and portfolio are a constant work in progress. I spent much of last year rebranding myself and creating a whole new website for future freelance work. My skills have developed more since my initial portfolio and I no longer felt those assets represented me well. My new portfolio is included on this new site. Right now, I have 2 elearns, 2 elearning heroes challenges, some infographics, and an ILT. There is more to come. Tips: 1) Think longevity when picking a domain name. If you are considering doing some freelance work later down the road, choose a name that can grow with you. One of the reasons I rebranded was b/c my initial site was only a portfolio and didn't meet the need for me to become a freelancer. So, I ended up having to... Expand

Ron Katz
Kimberly Osunero
Blanche Allen
Tracy Carroll
Jodi M. Sansone

Pantone COTY Portfolio Demo: I'm sharing a template I use to showcase my work with potential new clients during a pitch. I'm curious about your reactions to it. I collect a set of projects that I believe match the client's needs or interest. I present it to them via Zoom or in person where we can talk about why and how each of the examples was developed and how the approach can be applied to their project. By sharing the projects with them I get to gauge their reactions and learn more about what they want and expect. Sometimes they don't know and talking with them helps bring their needs to the surface. I usually show them something "expected" and then something more extreme just to test the waters with them. For this demo I used my favorite ELH cha... Expand

Sherri Sagers

I feel a little silly giving a master like you suggestions, but here are a few thoughts I had: 1. Your use of background music is great. It supports and adds interest rather than distracting or overpowering. 2. Some of the exit buttons on the individual projects shut everything down so that I had to go back and find your link to look at more. Even though they say exit, because they were on individual items, I expected that they would have just closed that item and allowed me to continue moving through other items on the menu. 3. The title-type images that include buttons threw me off because I expected the buttons to work, but they didn't (because they were just images). Maybe you could hide those buttons when you get the screenshot/image. 4. I was sad that Carrie and the vet I chose ... Expand

Jodi M. Sansone
Shante Bryan There isn't much there at the moment (sorry 'bout that!). I just have 2 ELH challenges, an about me page, and a contact page. My portfolio was built and hosted on Webflow. I was looking to build something that was responsive. The learning curve was steeper than I expected, but I think it was worth it. As for my tips: Tip #1: Keep browsing through other people's work (outside of ID). It sounds a cliche, but it's true. Whenever I found something that I like, I tried to integrate it into my site. Go through them and ask yourself things like: What I you like best about their site? What's their process? What were my takeaways from reading their case studies? What's their personal touch? Tip #2: Relax when you can. Again, cliche but vital. It was easi... Expand

Daniel Sweigert
Catherine Johns