What are ePortfolios?

An ePortfolio is a place where you can display and discuss the significant submissions and experiences that are happening during your learning process. If you are a student or instructor enrolled in a course, you can build an unlimited number of ePortfolios in which to collect and document your educational projects, submissions, experiences, and other work products. You can keep ePortfolios private or share them with other students, instructors, and/or future employers.

In Canvas, ePortfolios remain active as long as you are in the institution’s SIS and maintain a school login. ePortfolios are tied to your user profile and not to to a specific course.

When would I use ePortfolios?

Use ePortfolios to:

  • Create an online educational journal for reflection
  • Create an online site that can be turned in as an online Assignment
  • Demonstrate mastery of course Outcomes
  • Share your best work from multiple courses
  • Showcase professional-quality work for prospective employers

Can I export ePortfolios?

Yes. Students and instructors can export ePortfolios to a zip file. Admins can download a report of all ePortfolios in an account from the Account Settings page.

How do I get started?

Open ePortfolios

In Global Navigation, click the Account link [1], then click the ePortfolios link [2].

Create an ePortfolio

Click the Create an ePortfolio button.

You can learn more about creating an ePortfolio as a student or creating an ePortfolio as an instructor.

Note: If you cannot view the ePortfolio link in your User Account, your institution has disabled this feature.