The University of Denver Portfolio is a fully developed web-based application that supports the academic community with a searchable database of electronic portfolios for students, faculty, staff and alumni, and communities.
The DU Portfolio grew from a project initiated by faculty and students in the School of Communication at the University of Denver (DU) with funding from the Sturm Family Foundation obtained by DU's Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL) in 2002. As other academic units expressed interest in using DU Portfolio for their students and faculty, the project moved to the OTL and the technical development was accomplished through collaboration between the OTL technical staff and Statera Inc, a computer consulting company in Denver, CO. Throughout the development period, a faculty committee met with the technical team to provide necessary academic direction. After 10 years of use on the DU campus, the applications was re-written in 2013 to enhance functionality and improve overall user experience.
Any person with a DU ID number and passcode may develop a DU portfolio. Simply log in and select 'Create Portfolio' on your home page. Items in the portfolio may be set as private or made available to the public, to the DU community, or to selected groups of individuals.
DU students, staff, alumni or faculty members may create a community portfolio on their home page. Community portfolios are used by committees, student groups, and faculty groups as a web space for sharing information and maintaining contact. Departments/units use community portfolios for dissemination of materials of importance to their members. Specific portfolio content may be made available to the public, the DU community, or selected groups of individuals. Guests may become community members at the discretion of the community manager.
Alumni may use portfolio for life.
Staff and faculty portfolios are locked 280 days following the last date of employment.
Portfolios of students who drop-out, transfer, or in any other way do not complete a DU degree or certificate program are locked 280 days following the last date of attendance.
Only current students, alumni, staff, and faculty are permitted to login to our system. If you leave the University without completing a degree, your account will no longer be active, your portfolio will no longer be viewable, and will eventually be deleted.
All users of the DU Portfolio system agree to abide by the DU Honor Code, DU Portfolio Use Policies, and DU's Fair Use Policies each time they log into the system. Additionally, individual users are responsible for their own content - meaning that content which is inappropriate or which violates someone else's copyright is the responsibility of the user who uploaded it and not the responsibility of the University of Denver. If the university discovers a user to be in violation of these policies, the item(s) in question will be deleted from university servers and the portfolio in question will be locked.
Locked portfolios are not available for viewing. Portfolios can be locked in one of two ways.
Portfolios that have been locked for a year will automatically be deleted by the system. This is a total period of 3 years of inactivity for the portfolio in question.
Portfolio managers can delete their portfolio (personal or community) at any time by going to the portfolio 'Settings' page and selecting 'Portfolio Deletion'
Guest accounts that have not been logged into for 1 year and are not members of a community, will automatically be deleted from the system.
Please contact the OTL Help Desk with questions about DU Portfolio at 303-871-2084 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For inquiries about specific pages or communities within DU Portfolio, you will need to contact the individual(s) responsible for maintaining those resources.
Welcome to the DU Portfolio. To get started, you simply need to start adding content by clicking the 'Add Content...' button that appears in your portfolio header. You will then be prompted to select the type of content you want to add (pages, categories, files, rich content (text), photo album, etc).
Your portfolio is a collection of pages which contain categories that hold items (file, rich content (text), events, photo albums, and folders). Every time you add an item, you will be prompted to select a category to place that item in. You can name pages and categories whatever you choose. Pages and categories are a helpful way for you to organize your content in a way that is meaningful to your audience.
In addition to adding rich content (text), folders, events, and albums - you can add files and images to your portfolio pages. Click the 'Add Content...' choice in the top header menu.
When adding files, you will choose the Category of the page under which the file(s) will appear, and the Security setting for the file(s). Note that you can upload only up to 30 files at one time.
When adding an image, you will choose the Category under which the image will appear, and the Security setting for the image. You also have options for setting the image width and alignment within the page content, and you can add an image description, title and link.
For both files and images, please remember the following:
An embed code is a block of code that you copy from another service (Instagram, YouTube, Twitter) in order to embed content from that service into your Portfolio.
Each service is different but the fundamentals are the same; locate the embed code, copy it from that service, and paste it into your Portfolio as Embed Code.
Once you have added pages, categories or items to your portfolio, you can edit, move or delete this content.
Edit is triggered when hovering over an item. Move can be acted upon through click and drag once the cursor changed to indicate a move is possible when hovering.
You can easily format your text items with our WYSIWYG text editor.
Note that pasting content from document creation software will strip out most of the formatting supplied by those applications. This will allow the user to apply the specific formatting options exposed by the system.
You can also embed external resource via the "insert/edit video" option, or include external links and images through similar functionality.
To perform any advance options, you can click the 'Settings' button in your header.
Some of the Settings functions include:
If you are managing a community, Settings functions also include: