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The purpose of your portfolio is for you showcase the depth and breadth of your knowledge from your academic program. It includes several different sections, including: an introduction of you and your personal/professional philosophy; your resume; program information such as transcripts and degree plan; program OUTCOMES (overarching goals), divided into COMPETENCIES (specific elements of the overall goal), where you place ARTIFACTS (your work that shows you meet the competency), and; a final reflection For more information specific to your degree, please follow the links below.

Click on one of the following links to be taken directly to that section:

Master's Portfolio

Master's Portfolio template [pdf] See what should be in your Master's portfolio.

Scoring Rubric [xls]
See what your portfolio will be graded on and see what score you can expect for all your hard work.

Follow the self-enrollment instructions and use the appropriate password from those shown below.

  • Adapted Physical Education Students
    Use the password "apemasters" to be able to use the APE portfolio template
  • Coaching Students
    Use the password "coaching" to be able to use the Coaching portfolio template
  • Other Master's Students
    Use the password "masters" to be able to use the Generic portfolio template 

Thank you Ms.Seljenes, for your wonderful example!

 Masters Portfolio Example: Kristine Seljenes

Doctoral Portfolio

Doctoral students can use any electronic portfolio building software they choose. Taskstream is one option, but students can also create their own web site or an 'offline' portfolio using a variety of programs such as FrontPage, Dreamweaver or even PowerPoint. If using Taskstream, please use the enrollment password "kinsdoctoral" to be able to see the Doctoral portfolio template.

All doctoral students must incorporate the elements of the template, which is available by following the link below.

Doctoral Portfolio Template [doc]
Just in case you're not sure you have the right template, check it against this word template.

Scoring Rubric [xls]
See what your portfolio will be graded on and see what score you can expect for all your hard work.

University Resume Template [doc]
This is a copy of the University resume template that you should follow with your own resume. 

Thank you Dr.____, for your wonderful example!

Doctoral Portfolio Example:


Justifications and Reflections

For every artifact or piece of work that you upload into Taskstream, you have to justify why you think it meets the competency in which you have placed it. For example, if you upload a PowerPoint presentation into the competency for Technology (Outcome 2, Competency 2), then you would need to say why and how the PowerPoint shows you are able to use technology.

Other items that you need to include in your justification and reflection include the following;

  • An introduction to the class the artifact was completed in (e.g. KINS 1573 Sport Science: An Evolving Discipline)
  • An explanation of what the artifact is (e.g. a Lab Report)
  • If it is a group paper, explain why you have included it in a personal portfolio, and detail which sections you were responsible for (group projects fit nicely into the competency Collaborative Skills (Outcome 4, Competency 1), but if you only were responsible for the references, it wouldn't work as meeting In-Depth Knowledge (Outcome 1, Competency 1)).
  • Explain how the artifact meets the competency (e.g. The artifact meets the competency because...)
  • Explain what you learned from writing the artifact and how this is applicable to your current/future career (e.g. As a future Physical Therapist, knowing this will help me because...) 

How to send your Portfolio to Faculty

After you have added your artifact(s) and written a justification and reflection, you may be required send your portfolio, or a section of your portfolio, to a member of faculty to review it. In order to do this, you need to open your portfolio and, in the top right hand corner of the page, click on the "Comments" tab. Now, immediately underneath this tab, you will see the option to "Request Comments." Clicking on this button will open a new window where you select the section(s) of your portfolio you wish to share, and in the next window (after clicking "continue") you can select the faculty member you wish to share it with.

Adding Video to your Portfolio

Adding video attachments to your portfolio in Taskstream is simple and enables you to showcase your talents in a completely different way to a paper or lab report. To add a video, simply open the area of your portfolio you wish to add it to, click the ‘video’ button at the bottom of the main window and follow the steps on the next page. However, when attaching video, there are some things you need to keep in mind. The length of the video should be appropriate; would you want to watch a 30 minute video of someone teaching a class? It is recommended you try and limit your video to a maximum of 5 minutes and make sure that you get your point across succinctly. Also remember that there is a 100mb file size limit for video attachments in Taskstream that you need to keep within. If you really want to add a longer video but the file is too large, consider uploading it to an external web site (e.g. YouTube) and linking to it from your portfolio.

Portfolio Do's and Don'ts

When working on your portfolio, DO:

  • Write detailed justifications for each artifact you include
  • Proof read everything, then get someone else to proof read it too
  • Make sure the artifact meets the competency
  • Seek guidance and help from staff, faculty and departments across the university
  • Utilize career services when putting together your resume
  • Reflect and add a personal touch, after all, it is your portfolio
  • Use your portfolio when applying for jobs

When working on your portfolio, DON'T:

  • Include work that has editing marks or grades from your professor
  • Leave your portfolio to the last minute, it takes time to put together well
  • Include irrelevant artifacts that do not meet the competency
  • Stray from the template
  • Include work that is not yours
    • Group work should be used appropriately with your work highlighted
  • Include too many artifacts, one or two for each competency is best
  • Forget, no portfolio = no graduation! 

page last updated 1/11/2017 11:43 AM