Course template e-Portfolios are useful as a starting point for students building their own course e-Portfolios. Templates allow you to provide the initial style, organization, page structure, and content of an e-Portfolio to your students with one click.
Create an ePortfolio to be used as a template
To start with, you'll want to create the e-Portfolio template the same way you would create any normal ePortfolio (for a detailed walkthrough on how to do this, please see Creating a New ePortfolio) and then populate that ePortfolio with the necessary prompts and example images needed to convey what is required for the students.
Go to your course and click on the 'e-Portfolios' tab
Click on 'Add Portfolio'
Search for your template by name
You may notice that there is an option here to create a new portfolio to be used as a template as well. Doing this is okay as long as students do not have access to the course. We do not recommend using this option if students do have access due to the fact that if a student prematurely creates an ePortfolio from a template that has not been finalized, the changes made to the ePortfolio template by the faculty will not reflect in the student's ePortfolio.