Portfolium Folio Network, provided by Instructure, the parent company of Canvas, is an electronic portfolio built to showcase the achievements, projects, and competencies of students to potential employers, serving as an expanded resume or CV. Users can organize learning artifacts, connect with other Portfolium users and curate content to help showcase your skills to potential employers. This tool is separate from the native ePortfolio tool available in Canvas; in the future, Canvas will develop a transition plan to deprecate ePortfolio.
Portfolium Network is a free ePortfolio platform where students can create their Folio while they are still in school and continue adding to it as they enter the professional world. Institutions can utilize the Canvas Outcomes Assessment Platform to help students build their Folios and assess their programs for effectiveness. Additionally, both Portfolium Network and the Canvas Outcomes Assessment Platform integrate seamlessly with Canvas.
Instructors: The current integration does not include the Pathways or Outcomes Assessment features of Portfolium.
At this time, users cannot access Folio via the Canvas Student or Teacher apps. If using a mobile device, please complete these steps in your web browser (Chrome is recommended).
Why are we building digital portfolios?
While you don’t need to build your own portfolio, it’s always a good idea to try out what your students are doing to get ahead of their questions. Build out your profile, connect with other instructors using Folio, and check out some of the featured projects to see just how easy and great Portfolium can be! In Canvas, the tool is called “Folio”!
How To Set Up A Folio Account
The best way to link too many social profiles is directly in your profile found under Me > Settings
Update username to create a custom URL:
Changes to Profile will require updating your Birthday with something.
(We recommended not to use your real birthday.)
Personal URL (Your own web site.)
Use the [ADD NEW EMAIL] option to add an email address.
When adding Accomplishments, Certifications or Athletics; use relative images or icons to make your profile more exciting. Adding these items without images can look strange as Portfolium will often show a placeholder image instead. (Resumes do not have an image option.)
Please take note of copyright licenses when doing so.
Adding Attachments – Reference Table
|Viewable as PDF. Limited features. Basic URLs enabled.|
|DOCX / DOC||Converted to PDF. Limited features. Basic URLs enabled.|
|PPTX / PPT||Converted to PDF.|
|XLSX / XLS||Converted to PDF – All worksheets included
(Probably using Print Page layout view.)
|JPEG / JPG||Converted to JPEG.|
|GIF / Animated GIF||Converted to JPEG. (Animated GIF – First Frame)|
|SVG||Download Link Only – No Preview|
|CSV||Download Link Only – No Preview|
|AI (Illustrator)||Converted to PDF. (Results may vary from original image)|
|PSD (Photoshop)||Converted to PDF. (Results may vary from original image)|
|MP3||Preview Audio Player|
|WAV||Download Link Only – No Preview|
|MP4||Not Supported. (Recommend YouTube etc. as an alternative.)|
(Use Google.Drive or DropBox etc. as an alternative with link.)
|Paste a link|
|YouTube||Plays in Project View|
|Vimeo||Plays in Project View|
|SoundCloud.com||Plays in Project View|
|SlideShare.net||Plays in Project View|
|Prezi.com||Plays in Project View|
|Most URLs||Shows Link Only – No Preview|
|Swinburne Commons –
|Shows Link Only – No Preview
(Same for direct Kaltura video links.)
|Google Docs||Shows Link Only – No Preview|
|Sway.office.com||Shows Link – with Sway Image Preview|
|Github.com/[project]||Shows Link – with Image Preview|
|Sketchfab.com/[model]||Shows Link – with Image Preview|
|Medium.com/[article]||Shows Link – with Image Preview|
|H5P||Shows Link – with Image Preview|
|Badgr.io Badge URL||Shows Link – with Image Preview
(Use Profile Settings to Import Data from Badgr.)
|LinkedIn Profile URL||Not Supported. (Use Profiles Settings to Add LinkedIn profile.)|
NOTES: All original uploaded files, can be downloaded even if converted for Project View. For PDFs, some media embeds work only if they have URL link alternative. Projects with many different file types or links may take longer to load as the Project Viewer will load all supporting files and play-back scripts needed at the same time.
Enabling Comments allows for other Portfolium users to add comments or ask questions about your project. This option allows for interaction about your project on Portfolium. Consider the Visibility and Comments options when importing your work.