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Looking for the latest release notes? View release notes for the portfolios tool.

Portfolios are an invaluable tool in academic and professional development. They provide a powerful medium for users to efficiently collect and organize artifacts representative of work completed over time. Portfolios offer a means to demonstrate formative and/or summative progress and achievement. Portfolio authors are empowered with tools to effectively present their information in a cohesive, personalized format.

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You must have access to content management features to use Portfolios.

Edit Portfolio settings

  1. On the Administrator Panel in the Tools and Utilities section, select Portfolios.
  2. Select Portfolio Settings. The following table describes the available fields.
    Portfolio Settings and Descriptions
    Field Description
    General Portfolio Availability
    System Availability Select Yes or No to make portfolios available in the system. If you make portfolios available, select the user roles that may create portfolios.
    Available to

    If your institution has access to community engagement features, this field is not available.

    Select the Everyone option to make portfolios available to all users in the system.

    For Selected Roles, select which roles have access to portfolios. Use the arrows to move these roles into and out of the Selected Roles list.

To learn more about the technical details, see Portfolios April 2014 Release.