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Portfolium: FAQ

Portfolium: FAQ

How do I get Portfolium ePortfolios for my institution?

Your Canvas CSM can provide more information.

Other Portfolium products remain available for Canvas clients who want to license these. Contact your CSM or Sales rep for more details.

How much does Portfolium ePortfolios cost?

There is no added cost to Canvas clients for use of this Portfolium ePortfolios integration. Because Portfolium ePortfolios are so much better than Canvas ePortfolios, we think this is a pretty awesome deal!

Some Canvas clients have licensed advanced Portfolium capabilities and products. These features go beyond far beyond the basic ePortfolio functionality included with Canvas and will continue to be available for purchase to support student success efforts.

Are eportfolios the only product offered by Portfolium?

No, see above.

Can we use both Portfolium ePortfolios and the Canvas ePortfolios?

Yes, but both will appear in a users profile / account menu and account slide out menu:


If your institution has many Canvas ePortfolios, we recommend that you do leave both on until you feel comfortable migrating users from one to the other.


What migration options are available from Canvas ePortfolios to Portfolium?

We are not planning a built-in migration tool due to the very different structure and design of a Portfolium ePortfolio vs Canvas ePortfolios.


However, there are two workarounds for Canvas ePortfolio users:


  1. Canvas ePortfolio content can be manually migrated:
    • Page content can be copy / pasted into Portfolium project descriptions or word processor docs
    • Artifacts can be downloaded using the Canvas ePortfolio HTML export, then re-uploaded into Portfolium projects
    • Portfolium users can also leverage the Import from Canvas feature to bring in past assignment submissions as project artifacts.
  2. Instructure Professional Services can be hired to complete a migration.


If I turn off the legacy Canvas ePortfolios, are the ePortfolios deleted?

No, all the Canvas ePortfolio data is preserved.


What about my students who might have shared their Canvas ePortfolios with others? Won't turning it off create some chaos for them?

Turning off ePortfolios for your Account removes navigation links to the legacy Canvas tool so users can't find and create ePortfolios. Any ePortfolios previously created and shared are still available via direct URL.

What happens if my institution is already using Portfolium?

If your institution is already using Portfolium, you've probably licensed more advanced ePortfolio management features or other Portfolium products. The inclusion of basic ePortfolios in Canvas won't affect that.


For your users, this integration will simply provide a new way of accessing Portfolium profile that is more intuitive within Canvas.


What if a user already has a Portfolium profile?

If the user’s profile is already associated with the institution or school, the Canvas integration should detect the existing profile and use that. Otherwise it will create a new profile.


If a user finds any trouble, they should use Portfolium's built-in support (chat window) to request help.How will this work with Trust Relationships (students enrolled in multiple Canvas institution accounts)?

Access to Portfolium ePortfolio from a user’s profile can be enabled across multiple Canvas instances configured with a Trust Relationship (TR) using a single, shared, LTI key/secret. Or, each institution participating in a TR can leverage a unique key/secret licensed for use on a single Canvas instance. In either case, Portfolium will recognize that the user is the same individual and behave accordingly. 

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