Blackboard Portfolios – Tips and Tricks

Creating Portfolios

The My Portfolios page is the launching point for viewing, creating, and reviewing portfolios. Access the My Portfolios page from the global navigation menu at the top right of the page. Select Tools and click Portfolios.


Artifacts are evidence of learning, frequently accompanied by reflection by the artifact owner. Artifacts are pieces of content that you can attach to a portfolio and reuse.

Course artifacts are graded content from your course and remain available to you even if you no longer have access to your course. Personal artifacts are any content—text, files, links and multimedia assets—you create/upload.

Assigned Portfolios

You can request that portfolios be submitted for course assignments.

On the Create Assignment page, expand Submission Details and click Portfolio Submission. Optionally, choose a template students should use in their portfolio submissions.

Portfolio snapshot submissions made through an assignment are not listed in the student’s list of shared portfolio snapshots and cannot be rescinded like other sharing events.


How to Share Your Portfolio

  1. On the My Portfolios page, click More following a portfolio’s name.
  2. Click Share.
  3. On the action bar, point to Share a Snapshot with and select one of the user types. Use the following table to determine which sharing option to choose.
Who? What Happens?
Blackboard Learn Users The portfolio is listed in the user’s Shared with Me.
External Users A URL is created and emailed to the specified users so that they can access your portfolio.
Courses or Organizations The portfolio is listed in the portfolios tool in the course or organization. Members of those courses and organizations can search for your portfolios.
Institution Roles All users with that role may search for your portfolio.
All System Accounts Any user on the system may search for your portfolio.
For more content and help using portfolios, visit the Blackboard Help page. You may also contact the iTeam at for further assistance.

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