ePortfolio is a user-focused tool that empowers you to share your learning experiences and showcase your work. The sharing features of ePortfolio enable you to seek feedback from your peers, mentors, and members of the broader community.
ePortfolio items are shared with other users through permissions. You can set up separate permissions options for each artifact, collection, reflection, presentation, and learning objective in your ePortfolio so you can pick and choose what content you share with others. You can assign permissions to individual users, sharing groups, groups of users based on course or department enrollment, or the general public through a URL (presentations only). You can choose whether others can see the item, see comments, see assessments, add comments, add assessments, and/or edit the item.You can share items with other users at your organization by selecting individual users, all users in a course or group you are enrolled in, or a previously saved sharing group.
Assign permissions for a user or group of users
You can share ePortfolio presentations with people who are not part of your organization such as friends, parents, or potential employers.
You can share presentations with external users in two ways:
Make a presentation publicly available through a URL
Make a presentation externally available to specific people and assign them permissions
When you send an invite to internal users you are sharing an item with, you have the opportunity to leave them a message about why you are sharing the item and what you’d like them to do with it. Depending on how the user’s preferences are set up, the message is delivered to their email, the Invites area of their dashboard, or an RSS Reader.
Send an invite
Important If you send an invite to a sharing group that includes all users at your organization or all users in a particular course or department, all of the users in the group will receive the invite. This may be bothersome to users who do not know you.
Items in collections and presentations
When you include an item in a collection or presentation, the item inherits permissions from the collection or presentation (permissions are cascading), with the following exceptions:
Inherited permissions do not override existing permissions on items. For example, if you give an individual the view, see comments and add comments permissions for a specific item, but only the view permission is set for a collection that contains the item, the individual is able to see and add comments to the item. This is the case regardless of whether it is accessed from the collection or outside the collection.
Items associated with a reflection
When you associate a reflection with another item, the reflection does not inherit permissions from the item, nor does the item inherit permissions from the reflection.
Sharing a reflection associated with an item, only allows users to view the name of the associated item. However, sharing an item associated with a reflection allows users to view the reflection as part of the item.
Quicklinks to ePortfolio items and eP item links
If you include a quicklink or an eP item link to an ePortfolio item in a form, reflection, artifact, or presentation, the referenced item does not inherit permissions from the item containing the link. This means that individuals viewing an item from the quicklink or eP item link must also have direct permission to view the referenced item and follow the link; otherwise, they receive an error message letting them know they do not have permission to view the item.Similarly, if you include a quicklink in an ePortfolio item to a Learning Environment item, such as a content file, individuals can only follow the link if they have permission to view that item; otherwise they receive an error message letting them know they do not have permission to view the item.