• Fall 2011 review of portfolio tools

    A capstone team from fall 2011 reviewed the following 3rd party tools for building e-portfolios.  Here is their quick summary of the strengths and weaknesses of tools that some of our students have used:

    • WordPress/Blogger
    • Weebly
    • Squarespace
    • Virb
    • Yola
    • Jigsy

    WordPress & Blogger

    · Designed for blogs

    · Constantly add new templates

    · Probably hard to customize without coding knowledge

    Weebly

    · easy drag and drop interface

    · supports multimedia well

    · many templates, but all look very similar

    · cheap, less professional feel

    Squarespace

    · Templates designs are sleek

    · $12/month

    · no free option

    · interface is simple and intuitive

    Virb

    · similar to Squarespace

    · sleek designs

    · image driven

    · $10/month

    Yola

    · very friendly interface

    · free version

    · $10/month priciest option

    · supports multimedia

    · host everything for you

    · option to purchase your domain name through them

    Jigsy

    · $10/month

    · friendly interface

    · template designs not very impressive considering price

    · no free version

    ----------Posted on February 25, 2012 by in 4992, Career, Help Files

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