Creating Portfolio Artifacts

Portfolios use evidence of your education, work, and skills to tell a carefully crafted story to the world about who you are and what you can do. Portfolios contain an organized collection of content, such as text, files, photos, videos, and more, to tell that story. These are generically referred to as Artifacts, and are your evidence of what you have learned. These artifacts are usually accompanied by your reflection about why the artifacts reflect your skills, what you learned as you created them, or what you would do differently in the future.

Best Practice for Creating Artifacts

To make sure you don't lose files, we recommend that you create artifacts at the end of each semester, just after your final exams. Once you create an artifact, it is saved for you to use in your portfolio. These artifacts can be used more than once, if you have different portfolios for different purposes. 

Creating Personal Artifacts

You can create Artifacts in advance by going to the My Artifacts tab on the Portfolios landing page or you can add them when you click the Add Artifact button within your portfolio.

  1. On the My Artifacts page, click Add Personal Artifact
  2. Provide a title, description, and content for the artifact. The description is visible only to you
  3. Click the Submit button

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