General instructions about organizing your portfolio.
- Decide what you are going to use as a portolio holder. You can create an electronic portfolio or a paper based portfolio. If you choose a paper based portfolio most people arrange it in a three ring binder.
- Use clearly marked dividers that correspond with your Table of Contents.
- Number pages consecutively from the beginning to the end of your portfolio. Page numbers should correspond with your Table of Contents.
- Products such as videos or audio tapes should be clearly marked with your name and should also be referenced in your Table of Contents. Ask your Advisor for specific advice about limitations on submitting video or audio tapes for assessment purposes.
- When validation letters or other documents are used to support several outcomes or outcome clusters, they should be placed in an Appendix at the end of your portfolio. Explain which documents you are using as evidence in the learning outcomes of each course. You should indicate which appendix, which letter, and which paragraph are to be referenced by the PLAR assessor.
- Protect evidence and important documentation by using clear plastic covers.
- Do not automatically include original documents. Photocopies are acceptable but the Assessor my request submission of the original document.
Adapted from Douglas College Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR) Service
Credit & Recognition for Life-Long Learning