Add In-Line File Preview to ePortfolios

Idea created by Anne Thiers on Feb 8, 2018
    Open for Voting

    I would like for there to be a way for users to view the uploaded files in ePortfolio pages with the in-line file preview option rather than having to download the file. 


    In our county, students create ePortfolios for their Senior Capstone Project.  These portfolios are viewed by students, teachers, and community judges.  Each portfolio has a minimum of seven files.  Judges often view twelve or more ePortfolios at a time.  It would be preferable for judges to not have to download this many files to their personal devices.  Embed codes do not work using Office365 files in the ePortfolio section. 


    In-line file preview within ePortfolios would also enable users to create a more polished and professional portfolio that would best represent the achievements of the students in our county as well as your product.  See picture below of a sample Canvas ePortfolio with "click here to download" message versus the picture of a GoogleSite.


    Students at the k-12 or university level would benefit from this feature in sending visually appealing public ePortfolios to higher academic institutions and/or prospective employers.