Types of Blocks

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Portfolio Tutorial

Portfolio Tutorial

Why use e-Portfolio?

Why use e-Portfolio?

Key Concepts

Key Concepts

Logging in / Creating an account

Logging in / Creating an account

Quick Tour of the e-Portfolio interface

Quick Tour of the e-Portfolio interface

Updating your profile

Updating your profile

Edit your profile page

Edit your profile page

Uploading Files

Uploading Files

Journals

Journals

Creating a new page

Creating a new page

Editing a page

Editing a page

Editing page layout

Editing page layout

Types of Blocks

Adding a Youtube/Vimeo video or presentation

Adding a Youtube/Vimeo video or presentation

Collections

Collections

Connecting to other users

Connecting to other users

Groups

Groups

Sharing pages and Collections

Sharing pages and Collections

Gallery of example portfolios

Gallery of example portfolios

References & Resources

References & Resources

Types of Blocks

There are a number of different block types and categories.  They are:

Blocks Description
text_block.png Text box: allows you to add rich text content to your page.
image_block.png

Image: Inserts a single image into your page.

media_block.png

This section contains blocks that relate to files you have uploaded into your content repository.

  • File(s) to download: individual files from your uploaded files.  See the Uploading files section.
  • Folder: allows you to provide an entire folder of files for download. There is an option to allow viewers to download the entire folder as a ZIP file.
  • Image Gallery: Creates a gallery of images from your uploaded files. You can also import images from Flickr, Picasa, or Photobucket.
  • Embedded Media: allows you to embed audio or video files from your content repository into your page.
  • PDF: allows you to display a PDF file from your content repository.
  • Some HTML: Inserts an HTML file into your page from your uploaded files.
journals_block.png

This section contains blocks that allow you to display your journals or journal entries within a portfolio page.

  • Journal: embeds an entire journal into your page.
  • Journal entry: embeds a single journal entry within your page. 
  • Recent journal entries: embeds a configurable number of recent journal entries within your page.
  • Tagged journal entries: embeds journal entries that match a selected tag within your page.
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This section contains a number of more general blocks, which you might find useful to include within your portfolio.

  • Comments: displays all comments within this block, rather than at the bottom of the page.
  • Annotation: provides a block for portfolio annotations. 
  • Creative Commons License: displays a CC license on your page to let others know how they can use your work.
  • Navigation: If you page is included within a collection, this block adds a list of other pages within the collection to help viewers move around.
  • Plans: Displays a list of tasks or objectives for a specific plan or plans.
  • Recent Forum Posts: Displays a list of recent forum posts within a selected group or groups.
  • Note: allows you to add rich text content to your page.
  • Facebook like: Adds a Facebook Like button to your page.
  • Linkedin Share: Adds a button to share your page on LinkedIn
  • Twitter Tweet: Adds a Tweet this button to your page.
external_block.png

This section contains blocks that let you embed content from external sources within your portfolio.

  • External Feed: displays the content of an external RSS feed.  This can be used to bring in content from external blogs, for example.
  • External Media: displays video, audio, and slideshows from Youtube, Vimeo, WikiEducator, Slideshare and more.
  • Google Apps: embeds content from Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Maps, and Google Books.
  • Open Badges: allows you to display Open Badges you have earned elsewhere. 
   
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