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.

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For information on creating, editing and sharing portfolios in UB Learns, see the UB Learns Student Help website.

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.

Accessing the Portfolios Tool

The Portfolios tool can be accessed in two way:

  • Tools page in the Ultra Base Navigation: Tools > Portfolios.
  • Tools area of a course: Tools > Portfolios Homepage. Note that this will take you out of the course and into the Tools page in the Ultra Base Navigation. (If you don't see the Portfolios Homepage link, follow the directions in the next section.)

Adding the Course Portfolios and Portfolios Homepage Links to Your Course's Tools Page.

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.

  1. Go to the Control Panel in the left-hand navigation pane.
  2. Click Customization.
  3. Click Tool Availability.
  4. Find Portfolios and click the checkbox in that row. This will create a Course Portfolios link in Tools that students can use to view portfolios shared with the course.
  5. Find Portfolios Homepage and click the checkbox in that row. This will create a Portfolios Homepage link in Tools that students can use to jump to the Portfolios section of UB Learns (student will be taken out of the course).
  6. Click Submit.

Portfolios and Assignment Submissions

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submissions made through an assignment aren't listed in the student's list of shared portfolio snapshots and can't be rescinded like other sharing events.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:

  1. Click Submission Details to show additional options.
  2. Click Portfolio Submission for Assignment Type.
  3. If you would like students to use a template, click Select Portfolio Template, choose a template and click Submit.

Need additional help?

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.