1. What is an artifact?
    1. An artifact is a representative collection of your work from a particular area of study. Artifact file types may include, but are not limited to text, audio, images, links, or video.
  2. Artifacts should:
    1. Be something you have done that represents work in your discipline.
    2. Demonstrate competencies of the outcome(s) or standard(s) of your program.
    3. Be carefully selected.
    4. Be presented in a professional manner.
    5. Be personally meaningful and significant to you.
    6. Be paired with relevant reflections.
  3. Uploading Artifacts
    • You can upload artifacts to ifolio in two different ways:
      • Go to the ifolio Home page and click on the Artifacts button in the menu bar
        • This method allows you to upload many files or links at one time to the artifact repository (e.g. storage area). However, you will then have to navigate to the relevant pages and attach artifacts individually in order for your reviewers to be able to see them.
      • Upload files or links right from within a page that has an Attached Artifacts module included on it (see #5 below).
        • This method allows you the option to attach the artifact to the relevant page immediately in addition to adding it to the listing in the artifact repository.
  4. On any given page, you may or may not have the option to upload artifacts depending on whether the Attached Artifacts module has been installed. Some pages may only have information, reflection text boxes, or other modules instead of an artifacts module.
  5. If a page does have an Attached Artifacts module, you will see something similar to the image below.

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  6. If you want to upload from within a page that has an artifacts module on it, click Attach a new artifact.

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  7. The window that opens (see image below) allows you to browse and upload a new file or link, and attach a file or link that already exists in your artifact repository to the page you were just on.
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  8. Depending on the specification of your program's ifolio, once an artifact is attached to a page you may also have the option to lock that artifact. (See Locking Artifacts for more information.)

To Upload Files

  1. Navigate to the artifact repository either through:
    • Going to the ifolio Home page and click on the Artifacts button in the menu bar .
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    • Clicking on the attach a new artifact link on an ifolio page that has the Attached Artifacts module on it.
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  2. On the File tab, click on Browse (IE/Firefox) or Choose File (Safari/Chrome) to locate a physical artifact you want to upload.
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To Upload Links

  1. Navigate to the artifact repository either through:
    • Going to the ifolio Home page and click on the Artifacts button in the menu bar .
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    • Clicking on the attach a new artifact link on an ifolio page that has the Attached Artifacts module on it.
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  2. Click on the Hyperlink tab.
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  3. Type in a Link Name to identify it clearly in the repository. It will be what your reviewers see when you attach it to a page. Also, type or copy/paste the link's URL.
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  4. Click Save Hyperlink to add the link as an artifact to your artifact repository.

 

To Attach a File or Link

Once a file or link is in your repository, you can attach it to a specific page:

  1. Click on the attach a new artifact link on the ifolio page where you want the artifact to reside.
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  2. Find the artifact you want and click Attach.
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  3. That artifact will then appear in the Attached Artifacts module on the ifolio page.
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Locking Artifacts

You might be asked to lock/submit an artifact before your faculty member/mentor will review it. Some departments also have artifacts lock automatically right when you upload them.

NOTE: Once and artifact is locked, it cannot be changed or deleted from the page or from your artifact repository.

1. In the Attached Artifacts module, click on the lock option.

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  1. You will then get a warning message. If you wish to permanently lock the artifact, click ok.
  2. You will then see that your artifact is locked.

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Article number: 
100061
Last updated: 
October 4, 2016