Artifacts are pieces of content that can be uploaded to a Personal Portfolio. Using artifacts allows you to reuse content within Blackboard Learn. Artifacts are accessed from the Portfolios Homepage.
Depending on the goal of the portfolio, examples of artifacts can include resumes, awards, writing samples or other pieces of work.
Basic portfolios do not use artifacts.
Artifacts can contain the following elements:
|Content Collection Items||Artifacts can link to an item in the Content Collection. Using Content Collection Items link an item to an artifact. Any changes made to a Content Collection Item will be reflected automatically in any artifact that uses that item. Reuploading Content Collection items to a personal portfolio is unnecessary.|
|Attached Files||Artifacts can include files uploaded from your computer. If you have a file that will be updated, add it to the Content Collection before using it in an artifact. In some cases, artifacts will be predefined and force you to upload a file.|
|Text and Images||Text and images can be entered as artifacts or used to introduce or support an attached file or link to a Content Collection item. The text can supplement the information provided in the description. Using text and images helps transition between sections and describe attached files or items.|