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Create a Portfolio
These are the technical guidelines to creating your AAUP Portfolio. Please refer to the AAUP Portfolio Guidelines for specific contract requirements and specifications.
The Portfolio Tool is available to all Blackboard account holders. Faculty can begin building portfolios as soon as they have accounts. You will use artifacts to add content to your personal portfolio. Artifacts link to items that are evidence of your work, knowledge, and skills. You can create artifacts before or during the portfolio creation process.
When your artifacts are ready, create the portfolio container. This includes a name and description. Use the description for your own reference to differential between multiple portfolios or versions. After creating the container, build out the portfolio and add content.
To Create a Portfolio:
The first time you create a portfolio, you have the option of taking a brief guided tour of the portfolio authoring tool. You can choose to skip it or take the tour.
The result is a container that you will use to build your portfolio. The pencil icon can be used to edit the header and footer. The portfolio consists of Top Level Pages and Sections as defined by the template you chose, which will house the artifacts you upload. The guidelines provided by P&T and the contract language refer to categories, and subcategories. For AAUP portfolio purposes, consider Top Level Pages equal to Categories of evaluation, and Sections equal to Subcategories.
*This is an empty AAUP sample template, not all template are alike.
IMPORTANT NOTE: You are strongly encouraged to use the Template as is. Top level categories should not be deleted or reordered. Top level categories after the Application page are numbered. Please do not reorder subcategories but any irrelevant subcategory may be delete if desired.
To Add Artifacts:
The Portfolio Action Menu:
Within the portfolio creation tool is a menu at the top right of the main area.
To Download a Backup:
The Portfolio is contained in a .zip file. Windows users should double-click the zip file and select Extract. Macintosh users should double-click the zip file. Open the file named index.html to view. If buttons are used in the Portfolio Menu, they will become text links in the downloaded Portfolio.
Adding New Artifacts
Portfolios can be added to over time. Any changes made after a portfolio is submitted for review, will not be reflected in the version that is submitted, but will be reflected in a future submission if applicable.
Sharing Your Portfolio (not for official submission)
Sharing your portfolio is separate from submitting it for review. Sharing let's you give others access in an effort to gain feedback. You are under no obligation to share it with anyone. Turning off sharing does not prohibit you from submitting the portfolio for promotion and tenure review.