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eLearn ePortfolio: Getting Started

What type of documents can be added to my ePortfolio?

There are several different types of files that you can upload to your presentation.

Artifacts used in ePortfolios are digital evidence of your learning, experience, achievements and goals. They are the building blocks of everything you do within the ePortfolio tool. An artifact can be almost any kind of file.

The artifacts you collect should have a purpose in demonstrating a skill or competency. You should collect a wide range of artifacts so you have many options to choose from when you build a presentation. Examples of artifacts you can include are:


  • Papers and writing samples
  • Research projects and research-related writing
  • Journal/blog entries 

Presenting data

  • Spreadsheet and database projects
  • Graphic illustration of information-charts, time lines, concept diagrams


  • Video and audio clips
  • Photographs, images, artwork


  • Group projects
  • Examples of problem solving

Work experience

  • Co-op and work experience
  • Community service work
  • Examples of technology-related skills

Responsible Citizen

  • Public speaking examples
  • Leadership experience, qualities, and examples
  • Volunteer work


  • Academic awards and honors
  • Memberships in professional organizations
  • Certifications

Uploading Artifacts

From the My Items tab, select the Add button followed by File Upload to locate and upload an artifact.

add files


A reflection is a way to share your thoughts and make them part of your ePortfolio.

You can add a reflection to existing artifacts, collections, and presentations, or they can be independent reflections that are not associated with your ePortfolio items.

option to add a reflection


ePortoflio also gives you the option to upload your grades from any course that you have taken. Navigate to the My Items tab, click on the Add and select Course Results. Select the course you wish to show.

course results option


Tags are words you associate with your artifacts or items to make them easier to find within your ePortfolio.

You can search for items with specific tags. When searching for or adding tags, other users tags are shown for easy searching. For example, searching for or utilizing a tag named Creative will show the number of times it has been used as a tag.

  • To make a multiple-word tag, place double quotes around the entire phrase. For example: typing "winter project" makes the two words a single tag.
  • To make a private tag that only you can see, type an @ symbol in front of the tag. For example: typing @draft adds a private @draft tag to an item that other users will not see when you share the item with them.
  • To make a private multiple-word tag, put the at symbol before the quotation marks, for example: @"rough draft".

add tags and save

Images and Documents

To add an image or document (Word, PowerPoint, etc.) to your presentation; you need to upload the file first. Go to your My Items tab, and select file Upload. Search for your file that you wish to upload and follow the prompts.

ePortfolio file upload