Share Portfolios

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19:37, 4 Jul 2015

After portfolios are added to a course, they may be shared with other course members or people outside of Blackboard Learn.

How to Share a Portfolio With Users in a Course

Portfolios are made available to users through the Content Collection. Before adding portfolios to the course, the portfolio must be shared first.

  1. Click Portfolios Homepage on the Tools menu.
  2. Click My Portfolios on the Portfolios page.
  3. Select Edit next to the appropriate portfolio.
  4. Click Share Portfolio.
  5. Click Share with Users.
  6. Click Browse to select users.
  7. Click Send Email to notify the users that a portfolio has been shared with them.
  8. Edit the Subject text if necessary. There is default text in the field.
  9. Edit the message text in the text box. There is default text in the Text box.
  10. Click Send copy of message to self if necessary.
  11. Click Use blind carbon copy (Bcc:) if necessary.
  12. Click Submit.

A Course Portfolios area appears in the course menu. Users may view portfolios that have been shared with the course in this area.

How to Share a Portfolio With External Users

Portfolios are shared with users outside of the Blackboard Learn.

  1. Click Portfolios Homepage on the Tools menu.
  2. Click My Portfolios on the Portfolios page.
  3. Select Edit next to the appropriate portfolio
  4. Click Share Portfolio.
  5. Click Share with External Users.
  6. Type the appropriate email addresses in the Email Recipients field. Use commas when entering multiple addresses: fido@university.edu, spot@company.com, rover@nonprofit.net.
  7. Click Send copy of message to self if necessary.
  8. Click Use blind carbon copy (Bcc:) if necessary.
  9. Click Use password and enter a password to protect the portfolio.
  10. Click Include password in email if necessary.
  11. Determine the length of time the portfolio is shared:

    No expiration

    -OR-

    Lifetime: Type a number in the first field and choose a time measurement from the drop-down list.

  12. Click Submit.

How to Share a Portfolio With Courses or Organizations

  1. Click Portfolios Homepage on the Tools menu.
  2. Click My Portfolios on the Portfolios page.
  3. Select Edit next to the appropriate portfolio.
  4. Click Share Portfolio.
  5. Select Share with Courses or Share with Organizations from the Other Items drop-down list.
  6. Click Browse to select courses or organizations. Use commas when entering multiple courses or organizations.
  7. Click Submit.

Note:  After a portfolio is shared, it must be made available in the course before it may be accessed by users.

How to Share a Portfolio With Institution Roles

  1. Click Portfolios Homepage on the Tools menu.
  2. Click My Portfolios on the Portfolios page.
  3. Select Edit next to the appropriate portfolio.
  4. Click Share Portfolio.
  5. Select Share with Institution Roles from the Other Items drop-down list.
  6. Select the Roles and use the arrow buttons to move them to the Selected Roles field.
  7. Click Submit.

How to Share a Portfolio With All System Accounts

Allow this portfolio to be searched by All System Accounts from Portfolio Search.

  1. Click Portfolios Homepage on the Tools menu.
  2. Click My Portfolios on the Portfolios page.
  3. Select Edit next to the appropriate portfolio.
  4. Click Share Portfolio.
  5. Select Share with All System Accounts from the Other Items drop-down list.
  6. Click Submit.
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