Getting started with Portflow

Modified on Mon, 31 Oct 2022 at 10:22 AM

How Portflow works


Working with Portfolio can be divided into 4 steps. 


  1. Build and organize
    In Portflow, you can structure and organize your work using collections, sections, and goals. The user names the collections and provides a short description (for example a collection can represent a competency, learning outcome, or specific project). Collections appear on the portfolios home page & can be organized by using sections. Students can connect the formulated goals to (multiple) collections.

  2. Upload evidence
    Evidence can be uploaded directly to Portflow. Submitted assignments in Canvas can be included in the portfolio, including the authentic feedback of the assessment. In addition, (non-assessed) files or free text can be uploaded and URLs to external materials can be added directly to Portfolio. Uploaded evidence can be linked to collections and goals. In addition, it is possible to add descriptions and reflections to a collection or individual pieces of evidence.

  3. Share and collect feedback
    As a Canvas user, you can give other Canvas users and external experts access to the entire portfolio or one or multiple collections. They can contribute to the portfolio through a feedback request.

  4. Lock and submit
    The portfolio -or parts of it- can be locked for assessment. The teacher sets up a Canvas assignment where a student can submit the portfolio, which can be viewed and assessed in Canvas. The user selects which collections and evidence materials are included in the locked version of the portfolio.


You can find Portflow on the left side of the screen in Canvas (in the navigation menu). Click the case icon to open the app.

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