Why should I create a portfolio?
There are a number of reasons why you might want to create a portfolio. For some inspiration, check out our Gallery of Example Portfolios or read our blog to find some ideas on how to create and leverage your portfolio.
What’s the basic workflow?
When you log into your account, the first screen you’ll see is often referred to as the portfolio dashboard.
If you’re using an iPad, double tapping a portfolio launches the portfolio view. Clicking the same portfolio achieves the same result.
If you choose to share your portfolio, this is what your audience will see, minus the edit and help links in the upper right corner.
Tap or click the edit link in the upper right corner and you will switch to the portfolio editor.
Tap or click the preview button in the upper right corner. This will switch you to the author’s portfolio preview.
Notice that unlike the portfolio view, the portfolio preview continues to display buttons for manipulating the design, categories, settings and share options.
Tap or click on any item and switch to the item detail view.
Tap or click on the fullscreen link in the upper right corner and switch to the fullscreen item view.
Tap or click on the fullscreen link again, and return to the item detail view. To return to the portfolio preview or the portfolio dashboard, the “back” button is in the upper left corner.
How do I delete items from a portfolio?
If you’re using an iPad, tap the item once. Otherwise, move your cursor over the item. An edit button will appear superimposed over the item’s icon. A small circle with an X in the middle will also appear in the upper right corner of the icon. Tap or click on the X.
How do I delete a portfolio?
If you’re using an iPad, tap the portfolio once. Otherwise, move the cursor over the portfolio’s icon. The options to edit, share or duplicate the portfolio will appear along the bottom edge of the icon. A small circle with an X in the middle, will also appear in the upper right corner of the icon. Tap or click on the X.
What is a cover photo?
When you create a new portfolio or import a file that is not a photo, such as a Microsoft Word document or a PDF file, Pathbrite will show a preview of it. You can choose to Replace Cover Photo and upload an image that best represents your artifact, if you would rather it not be a preview.
How do I set a cover photo for an item?
In the portfolio editor, single-tap or highlight the item to modify and click the edit button that appears superimposed over the item.
Within the Edit Item dialog, tap or click on the “change” link in the upper right corner and follow the instructions to select your preferred alternative or upload a photo.
Notice that we display the original item in the item detail view and the fullscreen item view. See also “how do I change an item?”
How do I set a cover photo for my portfolio?
In the portfolio editor, tap or click the top-most edit button on the left hand side.
Within the Edit Portfolio Info dialog, tap or click the “change cover photo” link underneath the photo and follow the instructions to select your preferred alternative or upload a photo.
How do I change an item?
In edit mode, click the item you’d like to change and click Edit Item. You’ll see an option to Replace Work. Click there and upload your new selection.
My imported file is too blurry to read.
If this file is an image, you can click Adjust Image and zoom in until the image is no longer blurry.
For PowerPoint presentations, we recommend converting the Powerpoint to PDF first, and then confirming that all text meets the minimum recommended font size.
What happens to course portfolios after the course ends? (For students)
Course portfolios will always display the course banner in the lower right corner. (see attachment #1) When the course ends, students will still see these portfolios and will be prompted to create a copy of that course portfolio which will no longer be tied to the course. This portfolio will be a frozen copy of the course portfolio, ready for edits and additions.