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Show the world what you can do

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Portfolios use evidence of your education, works samples and skills to tell a carefully crafted story to the world about who you are and what you can do. Portfolios contain an organized collection of artifacts to tell that story.

You can use more than one portfolio to tell more than one story.

Example: Create one portfolio to track your research and another to display your writing. Combine them both into one larger, successful journalist story.

Share your portfolios as evidence to your current skills and future potential. Use them to apply for jobs, promotions, college, to show a transferable skill, and to track personal development.

To learn more about creating and sharing your portfolios, see Create Portfolios and Share Portfolios.

My Portfolios

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The My Portfolios page is the launching point for viewing, creating, and reviewing portfolios. Access the My Portfolios page from the global navigation menu at the top right of the page. Select Tools and click Portfolios.

If you do not see portfolios, your institution has not turned it on.

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The My Portfolios page includes a search function to locate specific portfolios. You can search by username (the portfolio owner), title, description, and learning objectives. The resulting list includes information about the portfolio type, availability, and links to comments and portfolio settings. The search returns only the portfolios that you have permissions to view.

To view a portfolio from the My Portfolios page, click View.

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What Happens to My Old Portfolios with this New Framework?

Portfolios created in either the basic portfolio or personal portfolio tools in the legacy portfolio framework still are presented in the new portfolio framework. You can continue to view, share, and edit them.

Numerous behaviors around portfolio authoring, layout, and design have changed in the new portfolio framework. Legacy portfolios may not look exactly the same in the new portfolio framework as they did in the legacy portfolio framework. You may see changes to page layout and, most significantly, to the visual design of the portfolio. However, you should still be able to access and view all of the content of the portfolio. Continued editing and maintenance of the portfolio should be easier.

Revisit your active portfolios to make any necessary adjustments to achieve your outcomes:

  • Check each page of the portfolio to be sure the content was converted appropriately.
  • Check the artifacts in My Artifacts to be sure they were converted appropriately.
  • Adjust the layout and design preferences of the converted portfolio to conform to the preferred design options.
  • For your shared portfolios, check the sharing settings to be sure they were preserved appropriately.