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Portfolios

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Portfolios are an invaluable tool in academic and professional development. They provide a powerful medium for users to efficiently collect and organize artifacts representative of work completed over time. Portfolios offer a means to demonstrate formative and/or summative progress and achievement. Portfolio authors are empowered with tools to effectively present their information in a cohesive, personalized format.

Assigned Portfolios

You can request that portfolios be submitted for course assignments.

On the Create Assignment page, expand Submission Details and click Portfolio Submission. Optionally, choose a template students should use in their portfolio submissions.

Portfolio snapshot submissions made through an assignment are not listed in the student's list of shared portfolio snapshots and cannot be rescinded like other sharing events.

Assigned Portfolios and Inline Grading

When a student has submitted a portfolio in response to an assignment, the portfolio is viewable in the assignment grading interface.

  1. The portfolio snapshot is not rendered through Crocodoc, so direct annotation of the portfolio pages is not possible.
  2. Grading feedback, rubric results, and rubric feedback provided in the grading sidebar is separate from portfolio comments. This information is stored independently as part of the assignment attempt—not as part of the portfolio or portfolio snapshot itself.
  3. From the grading sidebar, you can download a portfolio as a ZIP package of HTML files.
  4. Because portfolios are stored as portfolio snapshots, portfolios submitted through an assignment can be harvested through Outcomes Assessment Evidence Collection just as the submission for any other assignment is.

What happens to my old portfolios with this new framework?

Portfolios created in either the basic portfolio or personal portfolio tools in the legacy portfolio framework still are presented in the new portfolio framework. You can continue to view, share, and edit them.

Numerous behaviors around portfolio authoring, layout, and design have changed in the new portfolio framework. Legacy portfolios may not look exactly the same in the new portfolio framework as they did in the legacy portfolio framework. You may see changes to page layout and, most significantly, to the visual design of the portfolio. However, you should still be able to access and view all of the content of the portfolio. Continued editing and maintenance of the portfolio should be easier.

Revisit your active portfolios to make any necessary adjustments to achieve your outcomes:

  • Check each page of the portfolio to be sure the content was converted appropriately.
  • Check the artifacts in My Artifacts to be sure they were converted appropriately.
  • Adjust the layout and design preferences of the converted portfolio to conform to the preferred design options.
  • For your shared portfolios, check the sharing settings to be sure they were preserved appropriately.

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