Portfolios in Blackboard
PCCC uses the Portfolio tool in Blackboard. If you have a class that requires a portfolio, you will have access to a course environment in Blackboard – even if your course is not an online course. Click the Portfolios tab in Blackboard to get started. Please check back here periodically for updates/tutorials.
NOTE: Some features of the Blackboard Portfolio do not display properly in some versions of the Internet Explorer browser (IE). If you encounter any problems, such as text boxes not appearing, please log out and use a different browser, such as Firefox or Google Chrome.
UPDATE December 2014: Adding artifacts from a course does not work properly and Blackboard has no plans to fix this. Add your artifacts as Personal Artifacts. That is, upload them from your computer, USB, etc.
UPDATE December 2014: Please read the instructions for creating and sharing your portfolio carefully. Refer to the handouts in the box below.
UPDATE Fall 2014: The Blackboard portfolio interface is new and improved. Some changes include:
- Streamlined, clearer interface for creating portfolios and adding artifacts.
- Instructors can now assign and grade portfolios via the Assignment tool.
- However, sharing a portfolio only includes a snapshot of the portfolio at the present time; if you wish to share changes, you must share the portfolio again.
Electronic Portfolios at PCCC
Electronic Portfolios allow students to creatively showcase their work and reflect on their short-term and long-term learning. They also give faculty and administrators an alternative means of assessment. Portfolios are used primarily by students enrolled in Writing Intensive courses, as well as students enrolled in the Early Childhood Education program.
Starting in fall 2013, PCCC began using the Portfolio tool in Blackboard. eFolio was the electronic portfolio product used at PCCC from 2008-2013.
Portfolio Help Links for Students
In depth portfolio instructions from the Blackboard Help pages.