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.
You can use two types of Artifacts in your Blackboard Portfolio:
To make sure you don't lose files or lose access to course artifacts, 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.
When you add a course artifact to a portfolio, you must select which metadata to show when displaying that course artifact in that particular portfolio, including assignment description, your grade, and any feedback from your Professor.
Example: For a portfolio you are creating for a prospective employer, you may not want to include the grade/feedback information about artifacts