Managing content

Portfolios in Moodle make it easy for a student to export their work to an external portfolio. For example, student work might include forum posts or assignment submissions that they believe demonstrates their knowledge.

Portfolios are disabled by default in Moodle and must be enabled by a site administrator. See Managing portfolios for details.


Exporting to portfolio

When portfolios are enabled, forum posts and other exportable data (see below) have an export to portfolio icon or link beside them.

To export a forum post to a portfolio

  1. Click the 'Export to portfolio' link
  2. Select the portfolio you wish to export to e.g. Google Docs or file download (this step will be skipped if there's only one)
  3. If prompted, select an export format e.g. HTML
  4. If file download was selected in step 2, we can then save the file, otherwise we will be given the option to return to the page you were previously viewing or visit your portfolio (certain portfolios only)

Items which may be exported to portfolio

Export formats

Possible export formats include

Managing your own portfolios

While the administrator determines which portfolios are enabled on the site in Managing portfolios, an individual user can choose which portfolios to display or hide from the preferences page of the user menu top right, in the section "Portfolios."

See also