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TH490: Senior Capstone in Theatre ePortfolio Resources: Gathering Artifacts

Gathering Artifacts

Before you start building your eportfolio, you will need to gather your artifacts. Because you will need to upload artifacts to your website, it's best to gather everything into one folder, either saved to your hard drive or to One Drive.


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Download relevant photos from Glen's Flickr.

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Royalty Free or Creative Commons Content

As much as possible, use your own photos (or photos featuring you/your work) on your portfolio. If needed, you can pull from stock photography for backgrounds and headers.

Make sure to follow copyright laws by selecting royalty-free or Creative-Commons (CC) licensed images and graphics. Any Creative Commons sources should be cited using the correct CC license.

Resources for Images & Photos

Photo Cred

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Don't forget to give credit for images, including Glen's and others you use (even your own!). 


Résumé Prep

Prep your résumé by making it web-ready. If you haven't already, save your résumé as a PDF. View the how-to steps from Microsoft.

Depending on your website layout, you may also want to post your résumé as an image. (But not just as an image—that's not accessible.) The easiest way to save it as an image is with Adobe Acrobat, but you can also use a workaround in Word.


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Remove your address, phone number, and email address from your résumé before posting it online. 

File Types

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JPG Images

Use JPG file types for photographs. JPG's can be compressed to a smaller file size, meaning they will load faster on your site.

Photo by Isaac Davis on Unsplash

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PNG Images

Use PNG file types for graphics and pictures containing text. PNGs preserve the contours of graphics, whereas compressed JPGs can make graphics and text look pixelated or blurry.

Also use PNG files for images with transparent backgrounds like the image above.

PDF Files

When embedding documents, use PDF file types. PDFs can be opened on any computer or mobile device, whereas Word (.docx) and Pages (.pages) files need special, paid software to open.

Make sure to set any PDF files to open in a new tab.

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Google Docs

Ensure all Google Docs are public to anyone with the link. Restricted links should not be used on a public e-portfolio.

Google Docs can be embedded using their HTML embed code. First publish to the web, and then add the embed code to your portfolio.


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