Portfolium

Portfolium

Portfolium is an ePortfolio platform where you can curate and showcase your achievements, projects, and competencies.

Click here to read more about Portfolium

Access

How do I sign up for a Portfolium Network account?

Before you can start using Portfolium, you first need to create a Portfolium Network account

Create a Portfolium Network account

  1. Go to https://mqu.portfolium.com.au
  2. Under Create a Portfolium account click on Macquarie University SSO Login and enter your staff MQ OneId and password.
      
  3. Set a Password, enter the same password you use for your MQ One Id.
  4. Enter your Birthday.
  5. View the Terms of service and privacy policy and tick if you agree and click Continue.
  6. If you would like to, upload your resume and toggle on Only show my resume to potential employers if you would like this enabled and click Next.
  7. Your Portfolium account is now created and ready for you to populate.

How do I log in to Portfolium Network?

Attention Ensure you have created a Porfolium account first before logging in this way.  Follow the instructions under the How do I sign up for a Portfolium Network account accordion.

  1. Go to https://mqu.portfolium.com.au
  2. Click Macquarie University SSO Login.
  3. Enter your MQ Staff OneID and password.
  4. Your Portfolium account will be displayed.

How do I edit my email address in Portfolium?

The Macquarie University email address and password you used to create your account will always be your primary email address to this account and you will not be able to delete this email.

You can add an additional email address to your Portfolium account to receive notifications by following these instructions.

How do I switch between applications in Portfolium?

If your Faculty has access to multiple Portfolium applications, and you have appropriate permissions, you can use the application switcher to view different apps by following these instructions. To view the Apps icon, you must be granted access by your Faculty ePortfolio Administrator and have an admin or teacher user role.

If the Apps icon is not available in your Toolbar, you do not have access to additional Portfolium apps.

Managing your profile

How do I view my profile?

You can view your Portfolium profile and add content, projects, experience, and connections by following these instructions.

How do I edit my overview information in my profile?

The Overview modal allows you to edit basic information for your profile, including your first and last name, tagline, education, current position, and location.

Additionally, you can view the Profile Strength Meter which shows you how complete your profile is and offers suggestions to improve your profile. The Profile Strength Meter can show the following strength levels:

  • Beginner
  • Rookie
  • Pro
  • Champ.

Follow these instructions to edit your information in your profile.

How do I update my username and profile URL in Portfolium?

When creating your Portfolium account, a profile URL will be auto-generated for you. You can update your profile URL, if desired by following these instructions.

How do I edit my user settings in Portfolium?

When you set up your Portfolium account, you will enter your basic information such as your full name, birthday (required but not displayed), phone number, etc. You can update the information you entered as part of account creation in your user settings by following the instructions here.

How do I add an introduction to my profile?

You can add an introduction, or bio, to your profile to help introduce yourself by following the instructions here. Your introduction should include some brief information about you, your education and professional background, and anything else you want connections or potential employers to know about you.

How do I add my units to my profile?

You can add the units you have taken and attach projects you have completed during your studies by following these instructions.

Alternatively, you can simply add any projects from your studies independently of the originating unit (see information in the Managing Project section below).

How do I add accomplishments to my profile?

You can add accomplishments to your profile to showcase specific achievements you have made in your education, career, or personal life by following these instructions.

How do I add Certifications to my profile?

If you have received any certifications you can add them to your Portfolium profile by following these instructions. A certification can be a certificate, license, or assessment that certifies your knowledge or experience.

How do I add Volunteer Work to my profile?

If you have been involved in community service or other volunteer efforts, you can showcase that experience on your Portfolium profile by following these instructions.

How do I add Publications to my profile?

If you have published works, such as research, essays, books, etc. you can showcase those publications on your Portfolium profile by following these instructions.

How do I add work experience to my profile?

Your Portfolium profile is a great place to showcase your current and previous work experiences. As you enter your work experiences you will have the chance to attach projects you completed and tag teammates you have worked with. Follow these instructions to add work experience to your profile.

How do I add education experience to my profile?

Your Portfolium profile is a great place to showcase your current and previous educational experiences. As you enter your education experiences you will have the chance to attach projects you completed and tag teammates you have worked with. Follow these instructions to add education experience to your profile.

How do I add Skills to my profile?

You can add skills to your profile to indicate specific areas in which you are talented by following these instructions. Skills can be either generic skills, such as communication, leadership, teamwork, etc., or technical skills, such as specific software you have mastered.

How do I upload my resume to Portfolium?

Portfolium is a platform to showcase your work experience to colleagues and potential employers. Adding a resume to your profile helps potential employers get a detailed background of your professional experience. Follow these instructions to upload your resume to Portfolium.

How do I report inappropriate content in Portfolium?

If you encounter a project, content, or profile that contains inappropriate material you can report it by following these instructions.

How do I set my notification preferences in Portfolium?

You can customise your notification preferences in your Portfolium account under your profile settings by following these instructions.

How do I block or unblock a user in Portfolium?

If you no longer want to interact with or message a user, or you don't want them to be able to interact with or message you, you can block the user. You do not have to be connected with a user to block them by following these instructions. You can unblock a user by viewing their profile page or by viewing blocked accounts in your user settings.

How do I view which accounts I've blocked in Portfolium?

You can view which accounts you have blocked in your user settings, and unblock the user(s), if desired. You can also unblock a user by viewing the user's profile page by following these instructions.

How do I change my privacy settings in Portfolium?

You can update your Portfolium account privacy settings to allow or prevent other users and employers from viewing your profile, enable or disable cookies and analytics, and download a copy of your data by following these instructions.

Managing your projects

How do I add Projects to my Portfolio?

Projects are a great way to showcase work you have completed for your education or career. Project types include research and lab reports, essays, demonstrations of skills such as design, drawing, and writing.

Follow these instructions to add a project to your portfolio.

What types of files can I upload to Portfolium?

A variety of file types can be uploaded or imported to Portfolium as listed here.

How do I add photos to my Project?

You can add photos to your projects to help showcase your work by following these instructions. Photos can be uploaded from your device, imported from linked social media accounts, or imported from a web search.

For best results, default images, or thumbnails, should be 500px by 280px.

How do I embed media in my Project?

You can embed media and add links to your projects from different web services including YouTube, Vimeo, Prezi, Microsoft Sway, SoundCloud, SlideShare, and Sketchfab. Embedded media can be viewed and played directly in your project. To add a video to your entry, you must use either YouTube or Vimeo to host the video. Follow these instructions to embed media in your projects.

How do I insert a link in my Project description?

You can add links to the description of your project by following these instructions. Portfolium uses markdown formatting for links, and the Insert Link tool will automatically apply markdown formatting for you.

How do I view my Projects in Portfolium?

You can view all the projects you have added to your profile by following these instructions.

How do I view my Project drafts in Portfolium?

You can save your projects as drafts before you publish them to your profile by following these instructions.

How do I edit or delete a Project in Portfolium?

You can edit or delete published projects or project drafts in your profile by following these instructions. Please note that deleted projects cannot be restored or recovered.

How do I change the privacy settings on my Projects?

You can set the visibility of individual projects in the project settings menu, as well as manage commenting by following these instructions. Visibility options include public, signed-in Portfolium members, your connections, and private to you.

How do I share a project to social media?

You can share your projects or projects made by others to social media by following these instructions.

How do I generate an embed code to share my projects on other websites?

You can generate an embed code to embed your projects directly in your blog or personal website by following these instructions. In the embed options, you can adjust the size of your embedded project, if needed. You can also generate an embed code to share projects created by other Portfolium members.

Networking

How do I become visible to others?

By default, you won’t be searchable or found by other people.  If you want to be found by your colleagues and friends:

  1. Click on your profile in the top right corner and select Settings.
  2. Select Privacy.
  3. Untick Only allow people I’m connected with to view my profile and click Update Privacy Settings at the bottom of the page to make yourself searchable and found by other people.

How do I use the home page in Portfolium?

The Portfolium home page gives you an overview of the activity in your network and provides links to visit different areas of Portfolium. To see the detailed breakdown of your home page, click here.

How can I discover projects on Portfolium?

The Discover page allows you to discover content from across Portfolium. The Discover page includes staff and expert picks, trending content, and categories so you can easily filter to see projects relevant to your background. Read the detailed information here on how you can discover projects in your network.

How do I find connections on Portfolium?

Adding connections in Portfolium is a great way to network and learn about potential opportunities. You can find connections in several different locations - the suggestions page, the discover page, other profiles, or searching by name. Detailed instructions are included here.

When you send a connection request you have the option to send a short message introducing yourself or greeting the new connection. Your connection request will be notified when you send a request, and you will be notified when they accept your request.

How do I view my connections in Portfolium?

You can view all your connections in Portfolium in your profile by following these instructions. Pending requests and referrals also display in your connections page.

How do I view and leave feedback on projects?

When you come across a project that you like, you can like it and leave feedback for the creator by following these instructions. If commenting is enabled on the project, you and others will be able to leave compliments for the creator. When you like or comment on a project the creator will be notified and when other users like or comment on your projects you will be notified.

How do I message other users on Portfolium?

Your Portfolium account includes a messaging tool so you can communicate with other members directly on Portfolium. You can send messages directly from another user's profile or from your inbox by following these instructions. Please note that to message a user you must be connected with that user.

Some Portfolium messages can be replied to from your email inbox, without the need to log in to Portfolium. Currently, the following message types can be replied to from your external email:

  • New message thread
  • Reply to a message thread
  • Message from an employer

Comment left on your entry or an entry you're tagged in.

Getting Help

How do I get help with Portfolium Network?

You can chat with Portfolium support from any page in Portfolium by following these instructions.

Issue Who to Contact
Technical Issues Chat with Portfolium Support.  Support is available 24/7, 365 days with live support.
Academic Support Contact your Faculty Learning and Teaching Team.
Back to the top of this page