The Tool Name is Changing

This guide discusses the Canvas ePortfolios (New) tool. This tool was formerly known as ‘Portfolium’ and ‘Folios’. While the name is changing to ‘ePortfolios (New)’, you may still see Portfolium and Folio referenced in the tool or guides. Images in this guide will be updated once the change goes live.

The old ePortfolio tool is being renamed in Canvas to ‘Legacy ePortfolios’. If you are using Legacy ePortfolios, you may continue to do so. Or you can rebuild your content by bringing the files over to ePortfolios (New). Please refer to the Legacy ePortfolio guide for more details.


ePortfolios allow students to display specific submissions and experiences from multiple courses in one location via a digital portfolio. This provides opportunities to draw connections between coursework and reflect on the learning process and outcomes.

Students can Import Canvas Assignments after they've created their profile on the Getting Started page of this guide.

What is a digital portfolio?

An ePortfolio is a collection of sample work by a student, demonstrating a student's growth and learning progression through educational, extracurricular, and work experiences. ePortfolios can be set to private so only certain users can view the content, or public so students can share their work with future employers as well.

Privacy Settings

Update your Canvas ePortfolio Account Privacy Settings to allow others to view your profile.

  • In your ePortfolio, select Me > Settings > Privacy and uncheck 'Only allow people I'm connected with to view my profile.'
  • Alternatively, you can copy the public share link to give your instructor access.
Once you create a project, update the project privacy setting, which permits others such as your instructor to view the project content.
  • In your ePortfolio, select a Project you created > Options > Edit > Settings (gear at top) and set the Project Visibility to Public or ePortfolio Members.

Many ERAU courses utilize ePortfolios to develop a comprehensive catalog of a student's coursework, aligning it with degree learning outcomes. Students can use portfolios to:

  • Create an online educational journal for reflection
  • Create an online site that can be turned in as an online assignment
  • Demonstrate mastery of course outcomes
  • Share your best work from multiple courses
  • Showcase professional-quality work for prospective employers