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How Do I Add Artifacts to D2L ePortfolio?

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Information on types of Artifacts that can be added to your D2L ePortfolio and how to add them.

Artifacts are the pieces of information that provide evidence of learning.  They can come in many forms, papers you have written, photos, PowerPoint presentations, and even audio and video clips.  The type of information you are adding will determine the method for adding it.

 There are several options for adding items to your ePortfolio.

  • Upload a File: Files that can be uploaded include, MS Office documents, spreadsheets, images, PDFs, etc.
  • Create a File: When you create a file, you are essentially creating a webpage.  It is most often used for free-written text and embedding video within your ePortfolio.
  • Create a Link: This option provides the ability to link to an external webpage. 
  • Import Results from a Course:  Occasionally you may want to include quiz results, grades or dropbox feedback in your ePortfolio.  This option allows you to pull information in from one of your courses and add it to your ePortfolio.
  • Fill out a Form: Instructors have the ability to create forms and make them available to their students.  Upon filling out a form, the completed form then becomes an artifact in the student's ePortfolio.

 

The following pages will give more detailed instructions on how to create an artifact using each method. 

 

Upload a File

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 Written Instructions

  1. Optional: Click on My Items tab on the top of the screen.
  2. Click the Upload button towards the top of the screen.
  3. Select From my computer.
  4. Click Choose File.
  5. Browse your computer for the desired file, and click Upload.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Give the artifact a name.  The name entered will be the display name in your ePortfolio.  Although it can be, It does not need to be the same as the title of the Paper, Image, etc.
  8. Add a description of the artifact.  The description should help you identify the artifact at a later time.
  9. If desired, add tags (keywords) to the item.  Tags must be entered with an @ symbol (Example: @Biology) and can be used to organize or find artifacts.
  10. Click the Save button. 
  11. The window will list more options below the tagging options.
    • Comments/Assessments: When you select the boxes for comments and assessments, you allow users with sufficient permission to add comments, or assessment based on rubrics. 
    • Presentations Containing this Artifact: Click Add to Presentation to add this artifact to a presentation to make it a part of a showcase of your work.
    • Collections Containing this Artifact:  A collection is a way to organize the artifacts in your ePortfolio. For example if you add artifacts from a major and a minor, they can each have their own collection. You must create a collection first before adding an artifact to a collection.
  1. Click the Done button.
  2. Your artifact will be added to your ePortfolio.

 

Create a File

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Written Instructions

  1. Optional: Click on My Items tab on the top of the screen.
  2. Click the New button towards the top of the screen.
  3. Select HTML file.
  4. Give the artifact a name.  The name entered will be the display name in your ePortfolio. 
  5. Add the Content of the artifact.  The method used for entering content will vary depending on the type of information you want to include.
    • Typed Text
    • Embedded Audio / Video
    • Text from a Word Document
    • Link to external site or internal
  6. When desired content has been added, click the Next button.
  7. Add a description of the artifact.  The description should help you identify the artifact at a later time. 
  8. If desired, add tags (keywords) to the item.  Tags must be entered with an @ symbol (Example: @Biology) and can be used to organize or find artifacts.
  9. Click the Save button. 
  10. The window will list more options below the tagging options. 
    • Comments/Assessments: When you select the boxes for comments and assessments, you allow users with sufficient permission to add comments, or assessment based on rubrics. 
    • Presentations Containing this Artifact: Click Add to Presentation to add this artifact to a presentation to make it a part of a showcase of your work. 
    • Collections Containing this Artifact:  A collection is a way to organize the artifacts in your ePortfolio. For example if you add artifacts from a major and a minor, they can each have their own collection. You must create a collection first before adding an artifact to a collection.
  1. Click the Done button.
  2. Your artifact will be added to your ePortfolio.

 

Add a Link

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Written Instructions

 

  1. Click My items from the panel on the left.
  2. Click the New button towards the top of the screen. 
  3. Select Link.
  4. Give the artifact a name.  The name entered will be the display name in your ePortfolio. 
  5. Copy the desired URL and paste it into the space provided.
  6. Add a description of the artifact.  The description should help you identify the artifact at a later time.
  7. If desired, add tags (keywords) to the item.  Tags must be entered with an @ symbol (Example: @Biology) and can be used to organize or find artifacts.
  8. Click the Save button. 
  9. The window will list more options below the tagging options. 
    • Comments/Assessments: When you select the boxes for comments and assessments, you allow users with sufficient permission to add comments, or assessment based on rubrics. 
    • Presentations Containing this Artifact: Click Add to Presentation to add this artifact to a presentation to make it a part of a showcase of your work.  
    • Collections Containing this Artifact:  A collection is a way to organize the artifacts in your ePortfolio. For example if you add artifacts from a major and a minor, they can each have their own collection. You must create a collection first before adding an artifact to a collection.
  1. Click the Done button.
  2. Your artifact will be added to your ePortfolio.

 

Add a Form Response

An instructor can create a form for students to complete. Once a form is saved, it becomes an artifact in the student's ePortfolio.

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Written Instructions

  1. Optional: Click on My Items tab on the top of the screen.
  2. Click the New button towards the top of the screen and select Form Response.
  3. A list of available forms will appear.  Click the title of the form to be completed.
  4. Complete the form.
  5. Under Artifact Details, give the artifact a name.  The name entered will be the display name in your ePortfolio. 
  6. Add a description of the artifact.  The description should help you identify the artifact at a later time.
  7. If desired, add tags (keywords) to the item.  Tags must be entered with an @ symbol (Example: @Biology) and can be used to organize or find artifacts.
  8. Click the Save button.
  9. The window will list more options below the tagging options.
    • Comments/Assessments: When you select the boxes for comments and assessments, you allow users with sufficient permission to add comments, or assessment based on rubrics.
    • Presentations Containing this Artifact: Click Add to Presentation to add this artifact to a presentation to make it a part of a showcase of your work.
    • Collections Containing this Artifact:  A collection is a way to organize the artifacts in your ePortfolio. For example if you add artifacts from a major and a minor, they can each have their own collection. You must create a collection first before adding an artifact to a collection.
  1. Click the Done button.
  2. Your artifact will be added to your ePortfolio.

 

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