Both an activity and a process, where the student selects or is asked to create works that meet specified criteria, these works are presented in a cohesive manner. In addition to selecting and organizing the content, students might be asked to reflect on what is included and why.
Appropriate Content Areas
Goals & Objectives
Identify how the activity aligns with student learning objectives (SLOs).
Often an activity that is completed by the end of the semester. It can be used to measure students' understanding of the subject matter, reflect and synthesize on the subject matter.
For example, in design classes, the students' works might tackle a specific theme, and a portfolio would show growth in their design skills and understanding of the theme.