This help page is for the Portfolio tool in Blackboard only.
Brightspace, UB's new Learning Management System, does not have an integrated portfolio tool. Check with your instructor to see which third-party tool is being used for you course.
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.
You cannot paste an image directly into your portfolio. You must use the steps below.
If you add an image using the directions below but see a link instead of an image, your file may be in a format that is not supported by UB Learns (HEIF, for example).
JPG, PNG and GIF are all common formats that are supported by UB Learns.
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.
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.
Use our contact form to submit a help ticket (you may be asked for your UBITName and password). After the form is submitted, a member of the UB Learns support team will follow up with you within one business day.