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Create and Manage a Collection


After reviewing this how-to you will have the knowledge needed to create and manage collections within the ePortfolio tool in Brightspace. A collection is a way to group multiple files or items that have already been added to your ePortfolio.

There are two features available within the ePortfolio tool that allow you to group multiple items together and share them with others: collections and presentations. Creating, Adding items to, and Managing collections are reviewed in this how-to guide.  Presentations will be reviewed in the Create and Manage a Presentation guide.


Create a Collection

1a. From the main ePortfolio tab, select the "New Collection" link.

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1b. From the My Items tab, select the "New Collection" button.

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2. Add a title in the "Name" field for the new collection, you can also add more detailed information in the "Description" field if you wish to do so. Once you are finished, select the "Save and Close" button.

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Add Items to a Collection

1. Select the 'Actions for' button by the collection name.

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2. Choose the "Edit" option.

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3. Within the Items in Collection section on the page, select the "Add to Collection" button.

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4 Choose the "Artifacts, Presentations, Reflections, or Learning Objectives" link.

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5. Select the checkbox in the row of the item(s) you want to add to your new collection. Please note, you can only add files you have already uploaded to your ePortfolio ( for information on how to do this, review the Adding Files guide).


6. After you have selected the checkbox for all of the needed item(s), choose the "Add" button.

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Manage a Collection

  • To delete a collection, select the 'Actions for' button by the Collection name and choose the "Delete" option. Please note, this action will only delete the collection and not any items, reflections, etc. that were added to the collection.

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  • To edit a collection, select the 'Actions for' button by the Collection name and choose the "Edit" option.

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  • You have the ability to modify the 'Name' and 'Description' of the collection within the designated fields.


  • To remove an individual item within the Items in Collection section, choose the 'Remove ... from collection' button within row.

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  • To remove multiple items, within the Items in Collection section mark the checkboxes in the rows for the items and then select the 'Remove' button above the table.

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