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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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Mahara FAQs 2.0

Goucher College Mahara ePortfolio Questions and Topics (existing users only)

Note: Mahara eportfolios are used by Goucher Graduate Programs. Undergraduate students should use Portfolium.

To watch a video tutorial on how to use your Goucher ePortfolio, click the VIDEO link next to each FAQ.

  1. How do I access my Goucher ePortfolio? (video)
  2. How do I load my picture to the Profile page of my portfolio? How do I edit my Profile page? (video) (video)
  3. What is a page? How do I add and edit a page? (video)
  4. What is a collection? How do I create a collection?  (video)
  5. My program uses a template. How to I copy a template into my ePortfolio? (video)
  6. How do I load files, documents, and images to my account to use in my portfolio? (video)
  7. How do I add education history, employment history, and other information to the Profile page of my portfolio? (video)
  8. How do I add links to my social media? (video)
  9. What are plans? How do I add them? (video)
  10. What are journals? How do I add them? (video)
  11. Can I view a sample portfolio?
  12. Are Goucher Programs in Education (GPE) resources available for students to set up and edit portfolios?
  13. How do I export my ePortfolio? (video)
  14. How do I share my portfolio with people in the Goucher ePortfolio system? (video)
  15. How do I share my portfolio with people outside of the Goucher ePortfolio system? (video)
  16. How do I see pages shared with me?

 

  1. How do I access my Goucher ePortfolio? (video tutorial) 

There are two ways to get to your Goucher ePortfolio from Canvas.

Option One: From a Canvas Course – Enter a Canvas course and click on the link to “Goucher ePorfolios” on the navigation panel on the left. (Use Option 2 if you don’t see this link.)

Option Two: From Account Settings – Log into Canvas and navigate to Account > Settings. A link to “Goucher ePortfolios” will appear.  (Note: The link that just reads “ePortfolios” is a different system that came with Canvas.)

Once you have been redirected to the Goucher ePortfolios site, you will find your own ePortfolio by clicking on the Menu icon in the upper right (button with 3 parallel lines) and selecting “Portfolio”.

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2. How do I load my picture to the Profile page of my portfolio? (video tutorial) (video tutorial)

  • Click your Icon on the right.
  • Select Choose File and upload an icon. If the file is too big, try cropping it smaller. Then, select Upload. When the page refreshes, check the box under Default next to your icon. Lastly, select Set default.


    How do I edit my Profile page?
  • Select your icon from the top right. Then, select Edit this page. 
  • Click the gear next to About Me to add your location, student ID, etc.

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3. What is a page? How do I add and edit a page? (video tutorial)

A page allows you to load any type of content to your portfolio: files, images, video, journals, notes, external content.

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How do I add a page to my portfolio?

Click the Main menu, the three bars at the top right of the screen.

  • Go to Portfolio, and then Pages and Collections    
  • Select Add from the top right. Then, select Page.
     
  • Give your page a title and description or tags, if you’d like. Press Save.
  • Now you’re on your page. To add things, click or drag over a content block.  To edit its layout, click Edit Layout.
     
  • Once you drag a content block to the page, you will be shown directions to select that will be displayed for the content block
  • For each of the following tabs, you will find different content blocks to use for your page:
    • Files, images and video
    • Journals
    • General Profile
    • Resume
    • External content
    • Your changes will be saved automatically.

How do I edit pages in my portfolio?

Click the Main menu, the three bars at the top right of the screen.

  • Go to Portfolio, and then Pages and Collections                                    
  • Select the three dots to open edit option
  • Select the edit icon to update a page in the portfolio

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4. What is a collection? How do I create a collection? (video tutorial) 

A Collection is a set of pages that are linked to one another and have the same access permissions. You can create as many collections as you like, but a page cannot appear in more than one collection.

How do I create a collection?

  • Go to Portfolio, and then Pages and Collections    
  • Select Add from the top right. Then, select Collection.
     
  • Give your collection a name, a description, or tags, if you’d like. Click Next: Edit Collection Pages. 
  • From this page, you can add existing pages to your collection. Click their checkmark or drag them over. Click Add pages and Done.
  • If you want to add more pages to your collection later, go to Pages and Collections and click on your collection.

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5. My program uses a template. How to I copy a template into my ePortfolio? (video tutorial)

Templates are sets of related collections. When you copy a template, all collections and pages inside it will be copied to your portfolio.

Follow these steps to copy a template for your program (e.g., Master of Arts in Teaching Template)

      • Log in and click the Menu icon (button in upper right with 3 parallel lines)
      • Go to Portfolio
      • Click Copy
      • Find the template for your program
      • Click on the Copy collection button next to the template
      • This will create a Collection for your program
      • You can then begin to update the pages of your collection

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6.  How do I load files, documents, and images to my account to use in my portfolio? (video tutorial) 

  • As you submit papers, documents, and research for your classes, you should upload these files to your portfolio to accumulate artifacts and reflections for inclusion in your portfolio.
  • You can upload your images, documents, or other files for inclusion on the index page. You can select multiple files to upload them at once. You can create folders to organize your files and documents. You can drag and drop the icons to move files between folders.
  • Click the Main menu, the three lines at the top right corner of the screen, and select Content.
  • Click your Main menu again and select Files.
  • From here, you can upload files and then create a folder to put them in.
  • When you upload files and documents, you can update the name and description to describe the artifact by clicking the Pencil icon. Make the name meaningful and clear. Your description can be as long as you like. Remember the name and description will be displayed in your portfolio when you add a file to a page of your portfolio.
  • To add these files to your portfolio, go to your Main menu, Pages and Collections, select your Page, and drag over a content block from the left from Media like File(s) to download, Folder, or PDF.

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7. How do I add education history, employment history, and other information to the Profile page of my portfolio? (video tutorial) 

  • Click the Main menu, the three lines at the top right corner of the screen, and select Content.
  • Click the Main menu again and select Résumé                                                   
  • Begin entering information into any of the fields in any section of the resume
  • Information that is entered in the resume will automatically appear on the Profile page
  • Only enter information that you would like to be seen on the Profile page of your portfolio
  • Cover letter: this is a good way to provide readers of your portfolio with your biography
  • You can enter blank start and end dates for entries in your education history or employment history
  • Information that can be included in the resume section:
    • Introduction: Cover Letter and Personal Information
    • Education & Employment: Education history and employment history
    • Achievements: Certifications, accreditations, and awards; books and publications; professional memberships
    • Goals: Personal goals, Academic goals, Career goals
      Skills: Personal skills, Academic skills, Work skills
    • Interests

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8. How do I add links to my social media? (video tutorial)

  • Click the Main menu, the three lines at the top right corner of the screen, and select Content.
  • Select Social Media from the top.
  • Click New Social Media Account. Choose your social network and enter your username or URL to your profile. Click Save.

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9. What are plans? How do I add them? (video tutorial)

  • Plans are a way to show your progress. It is a virtual checklist so viewers can follow along with your progress.
  • To add a plan, click the Main menu, the three lines at the top right corner of the screen, and select Content. Click again and select Plans.
  • Click New plan. Give your plan a title, a description, and tags, if you’d like. Click Save.
  • Now, you click New task. Give it a title and a completion date. If the task is complete, scroll down and click the No next to Completed to change it to Yes. This will give the task a green check. If the task is not yet complete, do not click anything next to Completed. If it has passed the completion date without it being completed, it will automatically have a red x.  You can edit these with the pencil icon on the far right.
  • To add these to your page, go to your Main menu, Portfolio, select your page, click Edit this page, and click General on the left. Click or drag over Plans.

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10. What are journals? How do I add them? (video tutorial)

  • Journals function like blogs and are ways to give viewers frequent updates.
  • To add a journal, click the Main menu, the three lines at the top right corner of the screen, and select Content. Click again and select Journals.
  • Click New entry to get started.
  • To add a journal to a page, go to your Main menu, Portfolio, select your page, click Edit this page, and click Journal on the left.

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11. Can I view a sample portfolio?

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12. Are Goucher Programs in Education (GPE) resources available for students to set up and edit portfolios?

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13. How do I export my ePortfolio? (video tutorial)

Your ePortfolio can be exported as HTML web pages, which can then be imported into another web-based program.                 

  • Click the Main menu, the three bars at the top right of the screen and select Portfolio.  Click Main menu again and select Export.
       
  • Next, choose the export format and the content you wish to export. Click Generate Export

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14. How do I share my portfolio with people in the Goucher ePortfolio system? (video tutorial

  • Click the Main menu, the three bars at the top right of the screen and select Portfolio.  Click Main menu again and select Shared by me.
                                              
  • Click on the Lock symbol to edit access for the collection that you would like to share
  • Click on the dropdown box and change the value from “Friends” to “Users.” Type in the name of the person and hit Enter. The name of the person should be displayed.
  • Click on the Add button next to the name of the person
  • The person that you have added will be displayed
  • Click on the Save button
  • NOTE: If the person is not displayed during the search, check the spelling of the name or use part of the name for the search. If the name cannot be found, contact the person to be sure that they are a part of the Goucher ePortfolio system. If not, they need to go to Canvas > Account > Settings > Goucher ePortfolio to open their portfolio. If they are not part of Goucher, you can share your portfolio using the Secret URL technique.

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15. How do I share my portfolio with people outside of the Goucher ePortfolio system? (video tutorial)

  • Click the Main menu, the three bars at the top right of the screen and select Portfolio.  Click Main menu again and select Shared by me.
           
                                                    
  • Click on the globe icon for a Secret URL. This is a link that you can send to anyone without having them log in to an account. Use this rather than copy and pasting from the address bar.
  • Click on the Add button next to New secret URL. The URL will be displayed. Email the URL to people who you would like to view your portfolio

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16. How do I see pages shared with me?

  • Click the Main menu, the three bars at the top right of the screen and select Portfolio.  Click Main menu again and select Shared with me.
                         
                                      
  • The pages shared with you will be listed here

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Guide to Online Goucher Services for Faculty

 

NAME OF SERVICE LINK TO SITE WHAT IT DOES
Goucher Portal Portal.goucher.edu
  • Provides you with links to all campus systems, access to information, and campus services.
MyGoucher My.goucher.edu
  • Use for official course roster and for grades
  • More support: MyGoucher FAQs
Canvas Canvas.goucher.edu
  • Use as a course website; enrollment is automatic
  • Share materials with your students
  • More support: Canvas Support Page
Canvas Studio  Canvas.goucher.edu
  • Actively collaborate with students through video and audio media
  • Share comments on a media timeline
  • Create video-format quizzes
  • More support: Canvas Studio Resources
Canvas Conference Canvas.goucher.edu
  • Use for online meetings with students
  • Available in every Canvas course site
Portfolium Link inside every Canvas course

Can also setup direct login at https://portfolium.com/join

  • Have students upload and reflect on showcase learning experiences
  • Used in some courses to assess Goucher Commons requirements
  • More support: Portfolium FAQs
e2 Campus Notifications Tinyurl.com/e2-campus-goucher
  • Receive information about weather-related delays or emergencies
Password change Password.goucher.edu
  • Update your Goucher password