Canvas Resources

Student Folios (ePortfolios)

Student Folios, sometimes called ePortfolios, are part of an academic portfolio network allowing students to showcase their education and work accomplishments, and connect with other professionals. A Student Folio profile allows you to organize and display previous educational and professional content. The platform is integrated with Canvas, so professors can build assignments/rubrics and grade what students put in their portfolio. Folios are a high-impact practice which allow students to collect work and reflect on what they've learned as they move through their education.

Throughout your time at the College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University you will build a personal Folio. Your Folio will help you track your academic progress. You get lifetime access after graduation for free, and it can also serve to demonstrate your skills and experiences to potential employers.  

Setting Up and Using Your Folio

Everyone has their own Folio account where they can put their personal information to share with the world. To begin, navigate to your Canvas Dashboard. You can access this through the CSB+SJU Website:

  1. From the, locate the hamburger navigation menu icon in the top of the window.
  2. Click on "Tools", then clicking "Canvas"
  3. Log in to Canvas with your account.
  4. Once your are on your Canvas Dashboard, click on the "Account" tab on the left-hand navigation bar.
  5. Click on "Folio" (ignore the "ePortfolio" link), then click on your name to open your portfolio.

Personalize Your Folio

Setting up Notifications

Controlling Privacy

Importing Assignments from Canvas

Creating a Project for a Canvas Assignment

  1. Log in to Canvas
  2. In the Global navigation, click on "Account" then click on “Folio.”
  3. Click the +New Project button:
  4. Fill in the page that opens.
  5. Use the "Publish" button at the bottom.
  6. Next, you'll need to specific your visibility options. Click the "Visibility options" link.
  7. In the visibility settings, choose "Private".  
  8. Copy the Public Share link that appears below Private.

  9. After the visibility settings are selected, select that you are not a robot and publish your project.
  10. Paste the link you just copied to the Canvas assignment and click “submit assignment.”

Adding Projects, Embedding Media

College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Joshua Akkerman
Instructional Technology Specialist

Ethan Wittrock
Instructional Technology Specialist

Cathy Robak
Instructional Technology Specialist

Adam Konczewski
Instructional Technology Specialist