Portfolium Resources

Portfolium FAQs

 


What is Portfolium?

Portfolium is a public space where students (and faculty!) can demonstrate the skills they have learned throughout their educational career! Learn more at https://help.portfolium.com/portfolium/what-is-portfolium/a-digital-portfolio-platform.

 


How do I login to Portfolium?

Quick Answer

Easy! There are two ways to get to your account.

Option 1: If you’re already logged into Canvas, use the link inside one of your courses.

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Option 2: Set up your account and login through https://portfolium.com/login

Haven’t created your account yet? No problem!

Go to https://portfolium.com/join and use your Goucher email address to set up your own password. Your Portfolium account will remain your personal account after you graduate and is separate from all other Goucher accounts.

For more information, check out Portfolium’s help guide: https://help.portfolium.com

 


Where can I get help?

Visit the Protfolium Help Center anytime to get advice and answers to  your Portfolium questions!

Need one-on-one help? Not a problem! To get assistance ASAP, click the blue conversation bubble in the bottom right of the Portfolium web site page to start a live chat with Portfolium’s Help Desk.

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How can I make a Portfolium assignment in Canvas (faculty)?

To create a new Portfolium Assignment you must first create the assignment through Canvas and then follow-up the final configuration in Portfolium. The pdf below is a handy guide to help walk you through this process.

Creating a Portfolium Assignment through Canvas

Check out our Portfolium video tutorial for more guided instructions!

For further details visit: https://help.portfolium.com/edu-platform/canvas-lti-integration/creating-and-grading-a-portfolium-assignment-in-canvas-as-a-faculty-member (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. 


How do I grade an assignment in Portfolium (faculty)?

Instructors will be notified in both Canvas and in the Portfolium EDU Platform when students have submitted their assignments. Instructors must go to their Course and Open the Assignment to launch the assignment in the Portfolium  EDU platform to grade the assignment.

Grading a Portfolium Assignment

Check out our Portfolium video tutorial for more guided instructions!

For further details visit: https://help.portfolium.com/edu-platform/canvas-lti-integration/creating-and-grading-a-portfolium-assignment-in-canvas-as-a-faculty-member (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

 


Where can I submit my Portfolium Assignment (student)?

Quick Answer:

Login to Canvas > Go to your Canvas Course > Click on the “Assignments” tab > Select the specific Assignment that has been assigned > Click the “Load Portfolium Assignment in a new window” tab to be redirected to the Assignment Details page in Portfolium.

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For further details visit: https://help.portfolium.com/edu-platform/canvas-lti-integration/canvas-integration-seen-as-a-student

 

 


Can I add my Resume (and other stuff) to my Portfolium  (student)?

To edit your Profile section, you must first login to Portfolium. Once you are logged in you can add and edit your profile’s information such as Education, Volunteer Work, Accomplishments, and more!

Just pick and choose which modules you’d like to add to your profile. You can even upload a resume you’d like to share,  as well as edit and attach work samples into your portfolio to show off some of your great work!

For more details visit: https://help.portfolium.com/portfolium/profile/profile-section

 


How do I make a collaborative project?

Want to highlight the collaboration done in a project? No problem!

Teammates in Portfolium are the collaborators, friends, and classmates that you’ve worked with on a project. Just tag them in you entry to show who you’ve collaborated with (Note: the tag entry you make will show up in your teammate’s  Portfolium as well).

To tag your teammate(s) in your entry,  just add the name(s) of your teammate(s) in the Teammates section near the bottom of page when in Project Editor mode (Note: the teammates you tag must be a member of Portfolium).

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For further details, visit: https://help.portfolium.com/portfolium/projects/tagged-teammates

 


What’s the best way to find information on Portfolium?

We’re glad you asked! Maybe you’re looking for a specific person, a job, or even a specific skill inside someone’s portfolio. To help you out, we made this really short video with tips on how to find what you’re looking for.

For further details, visit: https://portfolium.com/discover


How do I find someone else’s portfolio?

Portfolium accounts are easy to find using the search area at the top of the screen. If you’re already logged in, you’ll find it at the top left. You can also bypass the login screen by going directly to http://portfolium.com/discover.

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What’s so special about skills, as opposed to tags? Hint: One is a filter inside a portfolio

Skills are a great way for viewers to filter specific skills used in projects that you have submitted to your portfolio. The “Search Your Skills” tool is useful when you want to quickly navigate to an entry in you portfolio that you have tagged with a specific skill.

For example, you’d like to show a professor an example of your “Writing” and “Teamwork” skills. Just go to your Profile > navigate to the “Skills” section> and click on  your specific skill to filter your work.

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For more, visit: https://help.portfolium.com/portfolium/profile/clickable-skills

Tags (Hashtags), can be added by students to help describe entries they’ve made in their portfolio. It’s also a great way to associate a project with topics on Portfolium.

For more details, visit: https://help.portfolium.com/portfolium/projects/whats-a-hashtag

 


Is there a way to share my Portfolium profile to outside users?

Quick Answer: Yes! Once you’ve register to Portfolium, you will be given an auto-generated personal URL of your Portfolium profile (Note: Your Portfolium profile and entries must be set to public in order to make your profile link accessible).

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For further details, visit: https://help.portfolium.com/portfolium/my-connections/invite-and-share

 

 


What is the difference between my Portfolium profile and portfolio (student)?

Think of your Portfolium profile as an introduction to you; it’s a place where you can show your past and current work experience, course work, activities, accomplishments and more. It’s all about what makes you unique!

Your Portfolium portfolio is place where you can showcase all of the great work you’ve completed over you educational career. Think of it as a place where you can provide digital proof of your skills, experiences, and achievements over time. You can include documents, videos, graphics and more!

 

For more details, visit: https://help.portfolium.com/portfolium/profile/profile-section

 


Why aren’t my students listed after I’ve created my Portfolium assignment (faculty)?

Quick Answer: Student names will begin to appear in the assignment status page once they have opened that assignment. After that point, you will begin to see those students’ names associated with their assignments and their assignment status (“unsubmitted”/”submitted”) in the assignment status page.

For more details, visit: https://help.portfolium.com/edu-platform/canvas-lti-integration/creating-and-grading-a-portfolium-assignment-in-canvas-as-a-faculty-member

 

 


How can I adjust an assignment’s visibility?

By default, assignments made are set to “Private” until they are submitted. When an assignment is submitted, the assignment becomes public. Instructors have the capacity to change the default privacy settings into one of the following options:

  • Promote the student work submission – Assignment stays private after submission but can be changed by the student
  • Keep the student work private after submission – Assignments stay private forever but student can access a private link
  • Student work is sensitive and can not be shared – Assignments stay private forever 

To change the privacy settings of an assignment:

  1. Click on the “Advanced Options” located at the bottom of the assignment page when in edit mode.

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2. Select the Assignment Visibility option desired for the assignment

3.  Click “Create Assignment” to save.

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How can I change my project’s visibility setting?

Adjust the privacy options of your entries by using the settings cog in the upper-right hand corner in your entry detail’s page.

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You can adjust your entries to have one of the four visibility options:

  • Public – Anyone on or off Portfolium
  • Portfolium Members – Anyone on Portfolium
  • Connections – Your connections on Portfolium
  • Private – Only you

 

For further details, visit: https://help.portfolium.com/portfolium/projects/project-visibility

 

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