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Canvas - Sharing ePortfolios

UW-Green Bay instructors, students, and staff that have a Canvas account can create and manage Canvas ePortfolios. Those who create Canvas ePortfolios can share their public or private ePortfolio for others to view. This guide provides you with instructions on the different ways one can share a public and private Canvas ePortfolio.

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How to share a public Canvas ePortfolio

A public ePortfolio allows anyone with the URL to view your ePortfolio. By default, Canvas ePortfolios are set as private. You will need to make your ePortfolio public in order to share a public link.

  1. Log in to Canvas (uwgb.edu/canvas/) with your UWGB username and password.
  2. Navigate to the Canvas Global Navigation Menu and click "Account."
  3. In Account, click on the menu item "ePortfolios."
    Screen capture of Canvas Account Settings with a red circle around the Acount Menu item labeled ePortfolios.
  4. Select the ePortfolio you want to share.
  5. Confirm your ePortfolio is set to public by navigating to the "ePortfolio Settings."
    Screen capture of a Canvas ePortfolio with a red circle around the ePortfolio Settings link.
  6. Check the "Make it Public" option box and click "Update ePortfolio" to make your ePortfolio public.
    Screen capture of ePortfolio settings Option Box showing the option Make it Public 'as selected.
  7. To get the share link for your public ePortfolio, copy the URL from your browser's address bar at the top of the screen.
    Screen capture of a Canvas ePortfoli page with a red circle and orange highlight over the browser URL displaying how to locate and share your public ePortfolio url.
  8. Confirm your public share link works by pasting it in the address bar of an incognito browser window.

Note: After you've shared a public ePortfolio link, you can set your ePortfolio settings back to private at any time which will remove access from those who previously had the public link. 

How to share a private Canvas ePortfolio 

The default setting on a Canvas ePortfolio is "private," which means it cannot be found via search engines or viewed with access to a specific link. Sharing a private ePortfolio link allows only those who have the link to view your ePortfolio. Follow these steps to locate your ePortfolio private share link.

  1. Log in to Canvas (uwgb.edu/canvas/) with your UWGB username and password.
  2. Navigate to the Canvas Global Navigation Menu and click "Account."
  3. In Account, click on the menu item "ePortfolios."
    Screen capture of Canvas Account Settings with a red circle around the Acount Menu item labeled ePortfolios.
  4. Select the ePortfolio you want to share. 
  5. Confirm your portfolio is set to private by navigating to the "ePortfolio Settings."Screen grab of a Canvas ePortfolio main page with a red circle around ePortfolio Settings dipslaying how to find ePortfolio settings.
  6. Check that the "Make it Public" box is not checked and click "Update ePortfolio."
    Screen grab of ePortfolio settings. The Make it Public option is not selected showing this is a private ePortfolio.
  7. Refresh your browser to generate the private share link.
  8. Copy and share the link provided under the header "Your ePortfolio is Private."
    Screen grab of a private Canvas ePortfolio with a red box around Your ePortfolio is Private to show where to located the private share link.
  9. Confirm your private share link works by pasting it in the address bar of an incognito browser window

Note: When you share a private ePortfolio link, you cannot "unshare" the ePortfolio. 



KeywordsCanvas, ePortfolio, Portfolio, Sharing, Public ePortfolio, Private ePortfolio, Canvas sharing, ePortfolio link   Doc ID131507
OwnerRachel S.GroupUW Green Bay
Created2023-09-18 11:19:03Updated2023-09-19 14:42:19
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