Portfolium is an academic portfolio network allowing students to showcase their education and work accomplishments and connect with other professionals. A Portfolium profile allows you to organize and display previous educational and professional content.

Integrations Curriculum students will be required to create a Portfolium site. E-portfolios are a high-impact practice which allow students to collect work and reflect on what they've learned as they move through their education. Portfolium integrates with Canvas, so professors can build assignments/rubrics and grade.



If you want to go through training on your own, these are suggested resources and the order to access them:

1. Logging in to Portfolium
Everyone has their own Portfolium account where they can put their personal information to share with the world. To login, go to the CSB/SJU website, Tools, Portfolium.  Click on CSB/SJU SINGLE SIGN ON to go through the single sign-on process. For those with additional privileges, such as faculty, once you've logged into Portfolium in the upper-right you'll see "Apps" with a small drop-down indicator. To toggle to the EDU platform where course and program assessment happens, click "Apps," Educator Tools, then Assessment along the top nav bar. To reiterate, it is only necessary to access the EDU platform when doing course or program-level assessment.

2. Setting up your Portfolium

3. Setting up Notifications

4. Controlling Privacy

5. Importing Assignments from Canvas

6. Adding Projects, Embedding Media


Is it for an assignment?
Convert it to MP4.

Using a new iPhone that captures HEVC? Pick an option below. 
(1) switch the phone to capture MP4 instead of HEVC
(2) convert the HEVC file to MP4 with iMovie. If your macOS isn't High Sierra or later
(3) use the Mac Lab computers at CSB or SJU

Are you adding this to your ePortfolio/this is not for an assignment?
Load the video to YouTube, Vimeo, etc and put the link in ePortfolio (MP4 is an accepted format only for an assignment)

Though capturing in HEIF and HEVC format is recommended, you can set these devices to capture media using the older formats, which are more broadly compatible with other devices and operating systems:

  • Go to Settings > Camera.
  • Tap Formats.
  • Tap Most Compatible. This setting is available only on devices that can capture media in HEIF or HEVC format, and only when using iOS 11 or later. All new photos and videos will now use JPEG or MP4 (H.264) format. To return to using the space-saving HEIF and HEVC (H.265) formats, choose High Efficiency.


Below are directions on how a student can upload directly to Portfolium.

  1. Go to https://saintbenedictsaintjohns.portfolium.com/
  2. If it is your first time logging into Portfolium put your email address and password in. If you’ve logged in before click "CSB/SJU Single Sign-On".
  3. Once logged in at the top right choose "+New Project"
  4. Fill in a title for your project.
  5. Click on "Upload Files", find your file and upload it, or if it is a link, video, etc. use one of the other options available.
  6. Fill in Category, Description, etc.
  7. Choose "Publish" or "Finish Later" (finish later will move it to your drafts where you can finish it later).
  8. When you choose "Publish" another box will pop up, be sure to click on "Visibility Options" and choose if you’d like others to see this project.
  9. Choose "Publish" Project.


Below are directions on how a student can reupload an assignment to Canvas, that is connected to Portfolium. Note: If a due date has been entered for the assignment and that due date is passed, the Resubmit option will not be available.

  1. Go into your course within Canvas
  2. Click on the assignment
  3. Click to open in a new window – this will bring you back to Portfolium
  4. Click on the assignment in Portfolium
  5. Under your submission, choose "Unsubmit Assignment"
  6. Confirm that you want to unsubmit
  7. You can now choose "Resubmit Assignment"


Visit the Faculty Teaching and Learning Canvas Course for a video on how to link a Canvas assignment to Portfolium to get student work into their ePortfolio automatically. Keep in mind you can still use Canvas Gradebook to assign whatever grade you choose. The only situation where you would not want to link a Canvas assignment to Portfolium is if you grade with a rubric as the rubrics in Portfolium are for assessment not grading.


Training workshops are offered on Portfolium on a regular basis. Checkout our Portfolium section on our Training Workshops web page for more information.