Portfolio templates provide pre-built pages and sections for students to use when they create a portfolio. That way, the structure of the portfolios will be consistent across all of the portfolios students create. This is ideal for courses or programs where consistency is important for assessment purposes.
The best approach is for you to create a sample portfolio structure that reflects the organization you would like students to use. You do not need to add any content - just build the Pages they should use. You may also build specific sections, if that would be applicable.
Once you have a sample structure built, contact the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning by using the Ask a Question form. Indicate that you have created a portfolio structure and would like to have a template built. We will review the template and provide you with feedback, if necessary. Then we will work with the Division of IT to have the template built in Blackboard.
It would be best to plan for approximately 2 weeks to have the template built and made available. Once the template is built, students will be able to use it to create a new Portfolio.