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. UB Curriculum is using Microsoft Sway for Capstone portfolios.
Microsoft Sway is part of the Microsoft 365 suite of apps and is available for free to current UB students, faculty and staff.
Portfolios provide a way for students to efficiently collect and organize artifacts representative of work completed over time.
For information on creating, editing and sharing portfolios in UB Learns, see the UB Learns Student Help website.
There is an issue with Chrome on Windows where the tool formatting bar does not appear on a page with multiple sections. Without the toolbar, students are not able to format text, add images and videos, etc.
If students add text to a section without the toolbar 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 clicking Edit.
We recommend using Firefox or Edge on Windows. This issue does not affect browsers on macOS.
If students take too long when typing content into any UB Learns content editor and the browser times out or the internet connection is lost, they will lose the content.
To avoid unexpected loss of content, students should compose content off-line in a word processor (such as Microsoft Word) and then copy and paste the content into their portfolio.
The Portfolios tool can be accessed in two way:
By default, the Portfolios Homepage link should be available on your course's Tools page. If you don't see it, follow the directions below.
Portfolio snapshot submissions made through an assignment aren't listed in the student's list of shared portfolio snapshots and can't be rescinded like other sharing events.
Portfolios shared using the User or Course options are listed in Tools > Portfolios > Shared with Me.
You can request that students submit portfolios for course assignments.
When creating or editing an assignment in your course:
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.