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Searching Portfolios

The Portfolio Search page is accessible from the Search Content Panel. If a portfolio has been shared to a user or user group, Portfolio Search can be used to find it.

It may be used to search for entire portfolios or for non-Content Collection items included in portfolios, such as Welcome pages and Item pages. Template Item pages in a portfolio are not searched.

The Portfolio Search is not used to search for Content Collection items that are linked to in a portfolio.

Portfolio Search appears to all users if portfolio functionality is available to any users on the Content Collection, otherwise it is hidden.

This feature is available only if your school enables the portfolios tool.

Portfolio Search Fields

Like all other searches, each portfolio search field helps narrows the search. Only files that contain all the search criteria are returned.

Search Fields
Field Description
Portfolio Usernames Enter one or more usernames, or use Browse to search for users. Portfolios created by users that have been shared to you are displayed.
Name or Description Enter portfolio names or descriptions. Partial names and descriptions are allowed. If more than one word is entered, all words must appear in the portfolio name or description (the words do not have to appear in both) in that particular order. Portfolios matching the search criteria that have been shared to you are displayed.
Learning Objectives Type Learning Objectives. Partial names and descriptions are allowed. If more than one word is entered, all words must appear in the Learning Objectives in that particular order.
Save Search as Type a search name in the Save Search as field, then click Submit. The search is saved automatically and accessible from the Saved Searches page.

How to Save This Search

Save portfolio search criteria by entering a search name in the Save this Search as field, and click Submit. The search is saved automatically and is accessible from the Saved Searches page.

Portfolio Search Results

Results appear on the Search Results page. Only portfolios the user has permissions for appear. Click the title of the portfolio to open it.