Creating a system for student portfolio management

The design thinking process and step-by-step guide with template

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7 min readNov 2, 2023

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Problem

Students need a place to showcase their work and track their learning. This includes accommodating a variety of data formats like images, text, potentially figma or anything else students might use

Teachers struggle with a clean solution that facilitates monitoring while having the flexibility to customize/ scaffold learning.

Creating a system to manage 40–160++ portfolios can be a nightmare especially when students often ignore the headings and structures recommended for physical portfolios.

Existing options and alternatives

  • Google Sites — this is reasonably user-friendly but has to be public. SAJC has used this for tracking learning of work attachments previously which can definitely work especially if you are already familiar with the Google ecosystem!
  • Carrd — simple web page but probably not the best for portfolio management

Both Google Sites and Carrd, however, can be difficult to track and also difficult to enforce a particular structure/ template.

Why not Student Learning Space (SLS) or do it on a Learning Management System (LMS)?

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