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In the personal menu every user gets access to his portfolio via the link "To my binders" to his portfolio folders. In the area of the folders all own folders are displayed and new folders can also be created. All own folders can be exported as CP, HTML page or pdf file.

There are two types of folders:

Collected binders

You can recognize the retrieved folders by the red border and the reference to the corresponding course. These folders are based on a "Portfolio 2.0 template" and are usually created by another person, usually the teacher. The collection takes place in the course via the "Portfolio Task". Alternatively, it is also possible to book and collect portfolio templates independently of the price.

As soon as a portfolio folder has been collected by the learner, it appears in the "My binders" area of the respective collector. When the user opens this folder, he can edit the tasks stored there and store various artifacts (texts, files, etc.).


By default it is not possible to create own entries in a collected binder. But all contents of the media center can be inserted into an entry.

With "Add part above" or "Add part below" new parts with content can be added. In this editing mode you can also delete individual parts or close the entire editor. Using the arrows on the right, you can change the order of the parts by moving a part up or down.

Self created binders 

In general, all OpenOLAT users are allowed to create their own portfolio binders with sections and entries.  


The possibility to create own binders can be restricted by your administrator.


To every entry different contents can be added. 

The Portfolio Editor corresponds in large parts to the Questionnaire Editor.
Citation, video and images are added to the media center and can be edited only there. Editing is only possible as long as the entry, to which the media file is linked, is not yet published!



Every entry can contain of several titles and subtitles. 

With h1-h6 the heading can be selected. h1 is according to the heading 1 and is therefore the tallest one and h6 is according to heading 6 and thus the smallest one.


Element to add text blocks. The paragraph element contains central formatting and the possibility to distribute the text to columns.


Add a table to your portfolio. Define the number of rows and columns in a table and make further settings.


Add picture elements to your portfolio. Upload a suitable graphic file. Then you can further configure the file, e.g. place a title or subtitle and also define the size, placement or border.

The positioning can also be further optimized by using the container element.

Text section

With the help of the html-editor a "normal" text can be added. The common formatting is possible. 

With "Insert" a math formula can be inserted as well.



A quotation can be added directly in the entry, as well as in the media library. First select the appropriate type of quotation and then fill in as many fields as possible.

Video, image and document

Further on videos, images and documents can be uploaded. As soon as a title is added they can be saved and you can find them in the entry as well as in the media center.

If an external document editor is activated and the files are available in a format that is supported by it, the files can also be edited directly online. 

Select from media center 

Files, which can be found in the media center, can be added to the entry with this button. The search and filter options help to find the desired files faster. 



Containers can be used to further structure a portfolio. A 1-4 column layout is available. Nesting within a container field is also possible.


With the help of a separator a page can be divided graphically. A grey line is created, which cannot be formatted.

Further configuration

As soon as a binder is opened the following view appears: 

Not only sections and entries can be created here. Also the timeline is visible and the history can be selected here.


With the help of the timeline the user gets a graphical overview about his activities in the portfolio. The colored points show the creation date of a section. With a "Left button click" on a point you get details about the corresponding entry. The different colors show the respective status of an entry. The timeline can be helpful if a portfolio is used over a certain time period, e.g. a semester or a year.


All changes are listed in a chronological order in the history. The latest change is always on top.  

Access control

Access rights can be added in the access control. Further information can be found here

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