Making an ePortfolio

An 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 portfolio.
  • Choose whether you want to make your portfolio public or keep it private.

Getting Started

After you 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 ePortfolio.
  • Click the Go to the Actual ePortfolio link to view your ePortfolio as it currently exists.
  • 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 your ePortfolio.
  • 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.
  • Select assignments from the list under Recent Submissions to add them to your ePortfolio.


  • 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 ePortfolio screen.

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 Wizard’

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’ menu.


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 above.

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 Wizard.

Adding Sections

  • 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 appear.



  • 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.

Editing Sections

  • 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 content.
  • 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 position.
  • 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 ePortfolio.

Adding Pages

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

You can 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 settings.


If at any point you wish to return to your main ePortfolio screen, select the My Portfolio breadcrumb at the top of the page.