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Creating Portfolio Templates

A portfolio template is a set of pre-defined pages that your community members can use to create their own portfolio.  Additional content can be added to the pages of your template to provide instructions or resources to community members.  It is important to note that the template you create will still allow members to control the design aspects and content of their portfolio.  The portfolio template only designates the pre-defined pages of the portfolio.

How to create an Portfolio template

First, you can create a new template or convert an existing portfolio to a template. To do either, first click on the Moderate Communities icon.

Community Moderate Button

 

Next, choose the community.

Choose a Community

 

Click on the Portfolios tab and click Add Portfolio Template.

Add Portfolio Template

 

From here, either choose an existing portfolio or click Create Portfolio.

Creating a Template

 

Creating a new portfolio will take you through the portfolio creation process and then add it to the Portfolio Templates page. Choosing an existing portfolio will add it to the Portfolio Templates page.

 

Customizing the Template

From here, you can customize your templates using the pencil icon listed under the template's name. Editing your template will be just like building a portfolio. Additionally, you can use the eyeball icon to preview your template or the Trash icon to delete it. When you are ready, click on the check mark icon to publish your template so students can start using it.

Portfolio Template Tools

 

Once you have finished editing your portfolio, be sure to save and then click Back to Templates in the upper left.

Portfolio Template Editor

 

Once your template is published, students will be able to see your template in the Content Templates section when creating a portfolio.

Content Template Selection

 

Making Changes to Templates

To edit your portfolio template. Go back to the Portfolio Templates tab in the Moderate Communities area. From there, find your template and click on the pencil icon to edit.

Editing a Portfolio Template

 

 

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