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About Portfolios

Portfolios collect and organize pieces of work completed over time. They are compilations of work with a general purpose or goal to showcase progress and achievement. Users are given tools to present their information in a cohesive, personalized format.

There are three types of Portfolios:

Types of Portfolios
Portfolio Type Description
Personal Portfolios

Personal Portfolios feature tools for personalizing the Portfolio’s style. Users are able to personalize colors, fonts, background images, and overall content layout. The content presented in a Personal Portfolio is created through the use of Artifacts.

Portfolio templates can be used when creating a personal portfolio. Templates can control all aspects of the portfolio style and overall layout. Template designers have the flexibility to define whether certain template settings are restricted (and cannot be altered). Designing a template requires administrator privileges.

Basic Portfolios Basic Portfolios serve as a simple tool for quickly creating a Portfolio. Basic Portfolios do not use Artifacts during creation, making it more difficult to reuse content between portfolios. Administrators have the option to turn off Basic Portfolios, so they may not be available.
Outcomes Portfolios To create an Outcomes Portfolio, your school must license Click to toggle glossary term definition: <begin definition> outcomes assessment <end definition>.. Outcomes Portfolios form a standardized workflow for the review of Portfolios. Outcomes Portfolios are always generated from a template to ensure consistency.

Next Steps

To learn more about Portfolios, see these topics:

Working with Artifacts

Creating Personal Portfolios

Creating Basic Portfolios