Importing and exporting ePortfolio items
The Import/Export tool enables you to import and export ePortfolio items for use in other ePortfolios. When you export an item, you also export the item's description, tags, and settings. You do not export information about the user who created the item, users who left comments on the item, or assessments for the item. When you import an item, the system assumes that the item was created by the user whose ePortfolio the item is imported to.
With the exception of HTML presentations, you cannot export items for offline viewing. Exported items can only be imported into another Desire2Learn ePortfolio or systems that support the Desire2Learn ePortfolio XML format such as myDesire2Learn (See the myDesire2Learn account creation instructions below).
Use case scenarios
Access the Import/Export tool
You can export your entire portfolio content or specific items. If you export specific items, select Automatically include associated items to ensure you also export any related items you might want. If an item is included multiple times, it will only appear once in the exported zip file.
Export all items in your portfolio
Export specific items in your portfolio
Export a single portfolio item
Click Export from the context menu of an artifact, reflection, collection, presentation, or learning objective. If you export a presentation, there is an option to export it to HTML format. See Exporting presentations to HTML for more information.
Export your ePortfolio for Import to myDesire2Learn
myDesire2Learn is a hosted ePortfolio service for students who are graduating and would like to retain and continue to use their ePortfolio after graduation. Click the link below for instructions on how to create your myDesire2Learn account and export/import your ePortfolio.
You can only import Desire2Learn ePortfolio packages into your portfolio. If you have other items you want to add to your portfolio, use the Artifacts tool to add them individually.
Note If you import a form into the same portfolio a second time, only the form artifact is imported; the source form is not imported again. If a field does not match the source form, the response is omitted and validated the next time the user edits the form.
Import an ePortfolio package
If you have the appropriate permissions, you can export presentations to HTML format directly from a presentation's context menu.
Exporting your presentation to HTML format enables you to keep a copy of your presentation in a viewable format external to the system. This is useful if you change institutions and you don't want to lose your work. Once you export your presentation to HTML, you can host it externally on your own website or save it on your computer to view offline.
Export your portfolio to HTML