There are many strategies you can take when designing your online portfolio. From create a "parking space" that links visitors to your work around the web or a PDF, to more immersive and experiential sites.
As a class you identified that: expressing your interests, skills, and experience are all important when making a portfolio.
As well as constructing a narrative, and speaking to the audience you want to reach by standing out.
These are a collection of portfolios that address these topics in different ways and to varying degrees, organized by "portfolio strategy".