Portfolios provide a way for students to efficiently collect and organize artifacts representative of work completed over time.
There is an issue with Chrome on Windows where the content editor does not appear on a page with multiple sections. Without the content editor, students are not able to format text, add images and videos, etc.
If students add text to a section without the content editor and click the Save button, only the Artifacts area will show. However, the text content is still there. The text will be visible after exiting the portfolio and reentering edit mode.
We recommend using Firefox or Edge on Windows. This issue does not affect browsers on macOS.
If you take too long when typing content into any UB Learns content editor and the browser times out or the internet connection is lost, you will lose the content.
To avoid unexpected loss of content, you should compose content off-line in a word processor (such as Microsoft Word) and then copy and paste the content into your portfolio.
The Portfolios tool can be accessed in two way:
Description (in Sections)
The content editor is available when you are editing a section. This toolbar is used to format text, insert equations and tables, attach files and embed images and YouTube videos.
Step-by-step directions for adding images and video are farther down on this page.
Uploading your video to YouTube and then using the instructions below is the best way to embed videos on a page.
Do not include video files as artifacts or upload them (Insert Local Files) to your portfolio.
Artifacts from a course must be graded before they can be added to a portfolio.
Do not include a video file as an artifact. Use the instructions in the Adding a Video section above to embed video on a portfolio page.
When you share your portfolio, you are sharing a snapshot of it at that point in time. If you make edits to the portfolio, you will need to share it again.
An instructor can create assignments that require portfolios to be submitted. For those instances, you will see two options when submitting the assignment: Attach Portfolio and Create Portfolio.
In some cases, external users may not be able to open Portfolio Snapshots shared by email. The external user will receive a message stating that "An error occurred. Contact the System Administrator."
Blackboard is aware of the issue and is working on a fix.