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Portfolio Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

This page will be frequently updated as we add more questions, so please check back often.

How do I access the Blackboard Portfolios?

You can access the Blackboard Portfolios from the Tools menu at the left when you first log in or from the Global Navigation Menu. Click here to learn more about Getting Started with Portfolios

I made changes to my portfolio, but my professor can't see them. What happened?

When you share a portfolio with someone, Blackboard shares a snapshot of the portfolio at that point in time. This snapshot is static, meaning it does not change when you edit your portfolio. To allow someone to see the changes, you will need to share your portfolio with them again.

Learn more about sharing your portfolio »

What types of media can I include in my portfolio?

You can include images, audio, video, and many other types of streaming media in your portfolio. For images, you can embed any of the following file types: .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .png, and .tif. For audio and video, we recommend using MEDIAL, which will let you use any of the following formats: .mov, .avi, .wmv, .flv, .mpg, .mp4, .mp3, .wav, .wma. You can also embed videos that you have upload to YouTube.

For other file types, you can add them as an attachment or artifact. Someone viewing the portfolio will need to download the file to open or view it.

Learn more about adding content to your portfolio »

Can I keep using my portfolio after I graduate?

The Blackboard portfolio tool is intended for creating academic portfolios, meaning those that showcase your academic work. When you graduate, you will no longer be able to access Blackboard to edit or share your portfolio. However, you can download a copy of your portfolio to use after you graduate.

Learn how to download your portfolio »