FAQs

How Do I…

put my resume on the OpenLab? You said something about “hosting my resume.”
create a Portfolio or ePortfolio?
find the link to my Portfolio?
include an image or video in my Portfolio?
change the menu at the top of my Portfolio site?
change the title of my Portfolio?
change the “About Me” text in the sidebar of my site?
make my Portfolio public or private?
find my students’ ePortfolios?

How do I put my resume on the OpenLab? You said something about “hosting my resume.”

How do I create a Portfolio or ePortfolio?

  • Log in and click on My OpenLab in the main menu.
  • From My OpenLab, click + Create Portfolio in the right-hand menu.
  • Follow the rest of the instructions for creating an ePortfolio or Portfolio.

How do I find the link to my Portfolio?

  • The link to your Portfolio is also called the URL.

  • You can find it by going to your Portfolio site.  You’ll see the link at the top if the screen, in the location bar of your browser.

  • Click in the location bar to highlight the URL or link, and you can copy and paste into an email or other document to give to others.

How do I include an image or video in my Portfolio?

How do I change the menu at the top of my Portfolio site?

  • Go the Dashboard of your Portfolio site.  You can create or edit your menu under Appearance > Menus.

  • For more information, read detailed instructions about how to change the menu.

How do I change the title of my Portfolio?

  • You can change the title of your Portfolio Profile as well as the title of your Portfolio site.

  • To change the Profile title, go to your Portfolio Profile and click Settings.  You can read instructions here.

  • To change the site title, go to the Dashboard of your Portfolio site, then Settings > General.  Here you can change the title as well as the tagline.

How do I change the “About Me” text in the sidebar of my site?

  • The “About Me” text is created by a widget called the “text widget.”

  • To edit it, go to your site Dashboard, and go to Appearance > Widgets.

  • You’ll see the text widget on the right-hand side of the page.  Expand the widget and edit the text.

  • Click Save when you’re finished.

How do I make my Portfolio public or private?

  • You can change your Portfolio privacy settings on the Settings page of the Portfolio Profile.

  • Read more detailed instructions on changing privacy settings for ePortfolios and Portfolios.

How do I find my students’ ePortfolios?

  • If you have a Course on the OpenLab, it’s very easy to find your students’ ePortfolios. All members’ portfolios will be automatically listed on the right-hand side of the Course Profile.

  • If you do not have a Course on the OpenLab, you could either create one, or, your students will need to send you the link to their ePortfolio.

  • If an ePortfolio is private, you will need to become a member in order to view it.

 

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