ePortfolio allows you to compile a series of assignments and papers from within
a class into one folder or to bring together a variety of assignments and
papers from across multiple courses to showcase your best work
Accessing your ePortfolio
- Click on your
name in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
- Select ePortfolio
from the left-hand sidebar on your profile.
Creating your ePortfolio
- Click on the Create
an ePortfolio button in the center of the screen.
- Name your
- Choose whether
you want to make your portfolio public or keep it private.
create an ePortfolio, a screen will appear that offers you a variety of options
for how to proceed.
- Click on the Getting
Started Wizard link to view a window at the bottom of the screen with
various tools for helping you begin the process of creating your
- Click the Go
to the Actual ePortfolio link to view your ePortfolio as it currently
- If your
ePortfolio is private, use the link provided with others to allow them to
access your portfolio.
- Right-click on Copy
and share this link to give others access to your private ePortfolio.
- Select the Copy
Link option that appears in the dropdown menu.
- Share the URL
using social media or paste it into an email to allow others to access
- If your
ePortfolio is public, use changing your profile settings if you
wish to change your privacy settings.
- Alter your
ePortfolio settings in the popup box.
assignments from the list under Recent Submissions to add them to
- Select the
section within your ePortfolio to which you wish to add your submission as
a new page.
- Name your page.
- Click the Add
Page button to create your page. You will be directed to a view of the
new page, where you can then edit your new page.
- Select the My
Portfolio breadcrumb at the top of the screen to return to the main
Downloading your ePortfolio
- Below the Recent
Submissions box, the Download the contents of this ePortfolio as a zip
file link allows you to download your ePortfolio as a file.
- If you select
this link, you may have to wait a moment as the resources from your
ePortfolio are collected. A box will then appear that allows you to name
your ePortfolio and save it on your computer.
Deleting your ePortfolio
- The Delete
this ePortfolio link allows you to delete your ePortfolio. If you
select this link, a Delete ePortfolio button will appear under the
link. If you wish to continue, click the button. If you change your mind,
click the red Cancel link to the right of the button.
Using the ‘Getting Started
If this is
your first ePortfolio, the ‘Getting Started Wizard’ link may provide a useful
tool. When you select this link, the following list of options will appear on
the bottom of the screen.
Selecting the different tabs will offer you basic
information about how you can organize, add to, and edit your portfolio, which
will appear at the bottom of your screen to the right of the ‘Getting Started’
Whenever you see the blue show me link in
parenthesis in the description, you can hover your cursor over the words and
that aspect of the ePortfolio will be highlighted in yellow on the screen
If you need additional help when you are adding,
organizing, or editing pages later in the process of creating your ePortfolio,
select How do I...? in the upper right-hand corner of the page.
A list of options and basic information will
appear at the bottom of the screen in a manner similar to the Getting Started
- The sidebar on
the left side of the screen will list the different sections within your
portfolio. The sections allow you to organize your ePortfolio.
- To add a section,
select the Organize sections link. An Add Section link will
- Select this link
and enter the name of the section in the field that appears above.
- You may continue
to select the Add Section link to add additional sections.
- To delete a
section, select the X to the right of the section name.
- To change the
order that sections are listed, click on a section name and drag it up or
down within the sidebar to its desired position.
- To finish
organizing your sections, click the Done Editing button.
- Select the pencil
icon to the left of the section name. This will direct you to a screen
where you can comment on or edit a page. The following box will appear on
the right side of the page.
- Click the Edit
This Page button. This will direct you to a screen where you can name
the page and select Comments settings.
- Choose whether
you want to allow others who view your ePortfolio to offer feedback. If
you choose to allow comments, you will then be able to choose whether you
want others to be able to see those comments or whether you want them to
be only visible to you.
The following box on the right side of the screen
allows you to add content to your page:
- Select Rich
Text Content to open the Rich Content Editor (link to rich
content editor page) box, which allows you to add text, insert links,
write equations, upload images, and embed videos.
- Select HTML/Embedded
Content to open a box where you may paste HTML code to embed content
into your page.
- Select Course
Submission to open a box that allows you to embed an assignment that
you have submitted for a course on Canvas.
- Select a
submission from the list, then click the Select Submission button.
- Select Image/File
Upload to include a link to an image or file on your page.
- Click the Choose
File button in the middle of the box to select a file from your
Desktop to appear on the page.
- Click the Select/Upload
File button to create a link to the file.
- Select the trash
can icon in the upper-right corner of a box to delete that content. A
popup window will appear that allows you to confirm the removal of the
- If you wish to
reorder your content, select the double-arrow icon in the upper-left
corner of the content box to drag it up or down on the page to the desired
- Once you have
finished adding content, you can select the Preview button at the
bottom of the screen. This will allow you to view the content on the page
as it will appear in your ePortfolio.
- Once you have
previewed your page, you can select the Keep Editing button at the
bottom of the screen to return to the previous screen and continue adding
and editing content.
- If you are
finished with the page, you can instead select the Save Page button.
This will direct you to a view of the page and any comments within your
If you do
not wish to begin by organizing your ePortfolio into sections, you can instead
simply begin adding pages under the default Home through the box on the
right side of the screen.
- Select Welcome
to create an introductory page welcoming viewers to your ePortfolio. This
will direct you to a screen where you can comment on or edit the page.
When you have more pages listed in this box, you will be able to access
them as well in this same manner.
- Select Organize/Manage
Pages to add other pages under this heading. An Add Another Page
link will appear under the Welcome link. Select this link and enter
the page name in the field that appears above.
- You may continue
to select the Add Another Page link to add additional pages.
- Select the X
to the right of the page name to delete a page.
- Click on a page
name and drag it up or down within the sidebar to its desired location to
change the order of pages.
- Click the Done
Editing button when you have finished organizing your pages.
- Select the pencil
icon to the left of the page name to edit a page. This will direct you to
a screen where you can comment on or edit the page.
Navigating your ePortfolio
change your ePortfolio name and privacy settings by selecting the ePortfolio
settings link in the left sidebar. A box will appear with a field where you
can enter a new ePortfolio name and select an option to change your privacy
If at any point you wish to return to your main
ePortfolio screen, select the My Portfolio breadcrumb at the top of the