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Using Portfolios in Blackboard: Instructors


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. You can request that portfolios be submitted for course assignments.   

Note: When a student submits a portfolio assignment, the submission is a snapshot of the portfolio at that moment.  If the student edits the portfolio after it has been submitted, you will not see those changes. 

To create a Portfolio Assignment, follow these steps: 

  • Navigate to a content area in your Blackboard course
  • Hover over the Assessments tab and click on Assignment
  • On the Create Assignment page, expand Submission Details and select Portfolio Submission
    • Optionally, select a Portfolio Template students should use in their portfolio submissions
    • If you do not choose to select a Portfolio Template, students can submit a portfolio structured however they choose
    • Note: Portfolio Templates can be created for departments or programs.  When a Portfolio Template is created in Blackboard, it is visible to all Ohio University Blackboard users, not just those within your program or department. 
  • To request that a portfolio template be created for your department or program, please email servicedesk@ohio.edu with the subject line of "Blackboard Portfolio Template Request".  
    • You will need to include the following information in the request: 
      • Department or Program for the template 
      • Name of the Template (must be unique and easily identifiable to students) 
      • The name of the pages and sections within those pages. 
        • Example:
          • Introduction 
            • About Me 
            • Resume 
          • Weekly Logs 
            • Week 1 
            • Week 2 
          • Evaluations 
            • Preceptor 
            • Student