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What is a portfolio?
The Portfolio tool turns members of the Notre Dame community into curators, allowing each person to create customized lists and collections of content. Users browse, search, and easily save items of interest into portfolios for future viewing.
- Portfolios allow you to bring digitized items from across campus together in different ways.
- They can be used to develop course materials or advance individual scholarship.
- Annotations can be made on individual items throughout the site to help you organize and document insights at any time.
- And, you have control over viewing preferences — portfolios can stay private for individual use or be shared with students, campus peers, or the public.
Note: You must have Notre Dame credentials to create portfolios. Please be prepared to log in with your NetID.
How to Create a Portfolio
STEP 1: Create a profile
- New users must first log in with a Notre Dame NetID to create a profile for your “My Account” page.
- Review the Responsible Use policy.
STEP 2: Create a portfolio.
- Click on the “Create New Portfolio” button in the dashboard.
- In the future, all of your portfolios will be visible on your Account.
STEP 3: Set up your portfolio.
- Name your portfolio.
- Provide a brief description.
- Edit privacy settings.
- Select a layout.
STEP 4: Get started curating your portfolio.
- To add items, search for content or browse via categories.
- Select an item you want to add.
- Select the blue "Save to Portfolio" button under the image when you are logged in, and choose which portfolio(s) to save it to.
- Keep going! Any time you are logged into the site, you can save items to a portfolio.
STEP 5: Customize your portfolio.
By default, the first item you add to a portfolio becomes the cover image and items are saved in the order they are added.
To change the cover image:
- Open the portfolio.
- Select the Edit icon on the image you want to set as the cover image.
- Select “Set as Portfolio Cover Image.”
To edit the order of items in the portfolio:
- Under the description, select “Reorder.”
- Use the pop-up window to drag and drop items in the order you prefer.
Teaching with Portfolios
Use Portfolios to enhance teaching and learning at the University in a variety of ways, including:
- Engagement: Select materials, add descriptive information to items, and share the portfolio with your students to review prior to a class discussion.
- Scholarship: Instruct students to discover and collect materials for their own portfolio as a part of larger assignments or individual research.
- Assessment: Empower students to interact with the materials and apply what they have learned — as the curators of their own portfolios, students can demonstrate knowledge and engage with primary sources in a new way.
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