Artifacts are the documents and media that you include in your ePortfolio. They act as evidence of your skills, experiences, and knowledge. Examples of artifacts include essays, videos, lab reports, lesson plans, pictures, and certificates. As you gather materials for your ePortfolio, remember to display relevant evidence and include a variety of artifacts. For example, instead of simply adding papers from every class, consider including pictures or videos from a lab. You can select artifacts from a range of curricular and co-curricular experiences, such as courses, internships, study abroad programs, and leadership positions.
Even if you are not ready to create an ePortfolio right now, you should begin collecting and organizing materials from your curricular and co-curricular experiences. At first, consider a range of documents and media. You can select specific artifacts once you have a clear direction for your ePortfolio.
Below you will find resources to help you determine what artifacts to use in your ePortfolio. The Artifact Examples handout lists some of the artifacts you could include in your ePortfolio. These are just examples; you are welcome to include artifacts not listed. The Brainstorm Artifacts worksheet asks you to identify artifacts for your ePortfolio and describe why you would include them. You may also wish to view an example ePortfolio created by Elizabeth Devore that includes a range of strong artifacts.