What's on the portfolio tab
If the content tab is where you store 'your stuff', then the portfolio tab is where you display and share it. Here is where you create pages and collections of pages (like this one you're reading right now), that can then be published and exported.
As part of your course you may be given a portfolio to fill in/complete.
Throughout the various tabs you'll see the 'What, How, See' button that will help you complete sections of your portfolio (see right). Below is a copy of the text that you'll see in the help sections of each page.
Structure of MyPortfolio
Pages are 'webpages' that you can build to display items from your content area and embed media from external sites.
On the Portfolio drop-down menu click on the 'pages' section. From there you can create, copy and edit your pages.
Below is a video that gives you an overview of the 'page' section.
An area to keep all of your notes that are relevant to your work for myPortfolio.
Hover over the Content tab and select Plans. Once you have been taken to this page, select New Plan. From here you can give your title and description before saving. Now you have your Action Plan. From here you can select a New Task. Here you can submit your task, giving it a date for completion and an option at the bottom to select when a task is complete. Here you can see that the task is incomplete. When the task is done this is indicated by the Completed icon here.
Below is a video displaying Notes and how to use them:
A 'Collection' is a group of pages that have been linked together, creating a basic website (this helpsite with the navigation menu on the right is a collection).
In the Collection area you select the pages you want to be linked. You will need to create the pages first before you can add them into a collection. The pages can be rearranged in a different order if required.
If you are required to get a portfolio template to fill in as part of your studies, in the collections section there will be an option at the top to "Copy a collection". You will need to search for the correct collection (your tutor will tell you what this is), then copy the collection to make your own personal version that you can start editing.
The video below shows how to group together your pages.
Shared by me
You can choose who to share your pages with; a named individual, Solent students or the public. You can also share your work via a private weblink.
Go to the 'Shared by me' section and either choose 'edit access' or 'Secret URLs'.
'Edit access' will allow you to search for certain individuals and share it with them; this is useful if you wish your tutor to take a look.
Secret URLs: are used if you want to make your work more public. you can send this link to anyone, or place it on a webpage.
There is a guide to sharing your work. Have a look via the link below: