Categories of ePortfolio Tools

Individual & Institutional Institutional
Authoring Tools Static Web Services Interactive Web Services Software - Server required Hosted Services Assessment Systems
- Hosted Services

Mozilla SeaMonkey

Web authoring tools:
Apple's iWeb
, nVu, Dreamweaver, FrontPage

Microsoft Office & Open Office: Word, Powerpoint & Lecshare Pro

Adobe Acrobat

MovieMaker2, PhotoStory3, iMovie, or any video editing tool

eFolio Minnesota


KEEP Toolkit (through MERLOT)

Weebly (includes blog)

Yola (includes blog)

WordPress (blog)


Google Sites

ZOHO Writer

Mobile tools
(for collection and reflection

Mahara (free hosting) or foliospaces

Userland's Manila


Open Source tools:
Elgg, Mahara, OSPI, ePEARL (K-12)
Embedded in Moodle: Moofolio, MyStuff (U.K.)
Open Source Content Management Systems: Plone, Drupal

Microsoft SharePoint


nuVentive's iWebfolio

PebblePad (U.K.)

Pupil Pages (K12)


My eCoach

GoogleApps for Education


College LiveText

Chalk & Wire


nuVentive's TracDat

Richer Picture

(Paid add-ons to
Digication, Epsilen)

Waypoint Outcomes

These are tools that can be used to author portfolios (offline), but require web server space to publish online. Portfolios created with these tools can also be published on CD-R or DVD-R. No interactivity* These are static web services that an individual or institution may use to create and publish a presentation portfolio - little or no interactivity* (Web 1.0) These are dynamic web services that an individual or institution may use to create and publish a presentation portfolio AND allows interactivity* (Web 2.0) These are systems that an institution would install on their own server to provide space for hosting portfolios. Interactivity* but NO data management system** These are systems that an institution adopts (no server required) that host portfolios. Usually supports interactivity* but NO data management** or reporting systems There are hosted systems that an institution would adopt (no server required) that will allow hosting portfolios, facilitates interactivity, and includes a data management** and reporting system for assessment

*Interactivity allows dialogue and feedback in the portfolio, either through comments or collaborative editing
Level of Interactivity: Lower < - - - - - - - - - - - - > Higher

**Data management system allows collection of evaluation data about portfolios,
and can produce reports aggregating quantitative data
Level of Personal Expression and Creativity for the Portfolio Developer:
Higher < - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - > Lower

©2007, Helen C. Barrett, Ph.D. - Updated March 7, 2012