Over the past year, we’ve received a consistent flow of messages from staff and students requesting the ability to create and share portfolios of their own work inside of Schoology. Many of those inquiries came from the knowledge that Schoology had released this feature to their enterprise clients during the 2015/16 school year. Around that time, we worked closely with the New York based contractor to test the functionality of the portfolio feature, but made the thoughtful determination to wait on releasing portfolios until additional privacy controls were available to further protect student and staff work.
After several months of receiving client feedback, Schoology has addressed and released an update to the privacy control settings. We are happy to now announce that we have recently turned on the portfolios feature to all users within DoDEA’s enterprise Schoology instance! Here’s a quick rundown of what exactly the portfolio feature provides, and how you can expect to use it:
The portfolios are intended to function like a showcase of your work. You may publish your portfolio to share it with everyone at your school, or choose to make it private as a personal archive. You even have the capability to selectively share with your Schoology connections, or to specific individuals. As a student, your portfolio will enable you to save the work in which you’ve labored throughout your DoDEA academic career, even if you change schools or graduate! This is a great option for arts, languages, and many other courses to collect and showcase your accomplishments.
Ready to get started? Linked below is the step-by-step guide for Creating, Editing, and Sharing Portfolios: