As PreLEAD students, you have several options for your Master's and/or field experience portfolios. Remember that they should be in the appropriate hands 10 to 14 days ahead of your defense.

  1. Ring-binder. Make a paper binder for each of your committee members. Mail or deliver it to each committee member.
  2. Iowa State University e-portfolio system. Directions are at Having difficulty with the e-portfolio?Contact or 515-294-6072. You also can e-mail Pete Boysen at
  3. Free web site tools.There are many free, easy-to-use web site creation tools. The advantage of these is that they're more customizable than ISU's e-portfolio system. They're also accessible by you after you graduate, unlike the ISU system. Here are a couple of suggestions, both of which are pretty self-explanatory and thus extremely easy to learn:
    1. Google Sites
      1. There is a Google Sites template available for PreLead portfolios. To access it, search the template gallery for "Iowa Portfolio" when you create a new site.
    2. Weebly


Contact Dr. Jan Beatty, Program Coordinator, at if you have any other questions or difficulties.