Direct links can be added to your Learn.UQ (Blackboard) course for your program or discipline ePortfolio Table of Contents (TOF). A link can be to a particular assignment submission page or to the top of the TOC (i.e. if students need to navigate the TOC to select elective choices).

Note: A Table of Contents and assignment submission pages must already be set up in the ePortfolio.

Add a web link

  1. Open a Content Area (i.e. Assessment) and navigate to the required folder.
  2. Click on the Build Content button.
  3. Select Web Link from the drop down menu.

Web link

Web Link Information

  1. Enter the title of the assignment in the Name textbox.
  2. Paste the below web address in the URL textbox.​
  3. Check the This link is to a Tool Provider checkbox.
  4. Select the Yes, Enable Evaluation radio button if you need the ePortfolio assignment result returned to Grade Centre.
    • Enter the mark the item is out of in the Points Possible text.

Note: It is not possible to have an ePortfolio assignment result returned to Grade Centre if the link is not to a particular submission page. i.e. When the link is to the top of the TOC and students need to navigate and select an elective.

Note: The Points Possible does not have to be same as the score you marked out of in the ePortfolio. i.e. You could mark out of 100 in the ePortfolio have the result converted to out of 10 when it returns to Grade Centre.

Note: It is possible to display text in the Grade Centre instead of a numerical result i.e. Satisfactory / Not Satisfactory instead of 1 / 0 by using a Grading Schema. Refer to the Create a Grade Schema (1-7 grades) or Create a Grade Schema (Pass / Fail) guides.

  1. Optionally, if you do not want students to have access to the link immediately, select the No, Visible to Students radio button.
  2. Optionally, set the Due Date:
    • Enter the date using the Date Selection Calendar and enter the time using the Time Selection Menu.

​Note: The Due Date is used only to display information to students, it will not restrict them submitting their assignment late. The date and time an assignment is submitted is displayed in the ePortfolio.

Web link information


  1. Enter in a 1 sentence instruction eg. Click on the above link to complete this task via the ePortfolio.

Description field with example instructions


Optionally, if you want to attach a file:

  1. Click on the Browse My Computer and browse to and open the required file OR
  2. Click on the Browse Course and select the radio button of the required file.

Web Link Options

It is recommended that you leave the Yes, Open in New Window radio button selected.

Standard Options

  1. Optionally, if you do not want students to view the web link yet, select the No Permit Users to View this Content radio button.
  2. Optionally, if you want to know how many times the web link is viewed, select the Track Number of Views radio button.
  3. Optionally, set Date and Time Restrictions: i.e. The course content could be organised into weekly learning modules that are display progressively over the semester at the relevant time.
    • If required, select the Display After checkbox and enter the date using the Date Selection Calendar and enter the time using the Time Selection Menu.
    • If required, select the Display Until checkbox and enter the date using the Date Selection Calendar and enter the time using the Time Selection Menu.
  4. Click on the Submit button.


Add ePortfolio link

  1. Click on the ePortfolio link.

Add ePortfolio link

  1. Select your school from the Department drop down list.
  2. Select your program / discipline from the Table of Contents drop down list.
  3. Select the submission page of the required assignment OR
  4. Select the top of the TOC if students will need to navigate to select an elective.
  5. Click on the Save button.

Table of Contents

Technical Instructions and Support

  1. Enter submission / technical instructions and support details for the assignment in a seperate item.

Tip: Include the following information on help available to students:

  1. UQ ePortfolio video guides (add links to just the relevant ePortfolio guides).
  2. ePortfolio student guide by Chalk&Wire
  3. Contact the UQ Library service AskUS if you need further technical help using the ePortfolio. Phone: 334 64312
  4. If you encounter a problem while using the ePortfolio follow the Reporting Technical Problems with eLearning Systems guide.
  5. After business hours support is also available from the ePortfolio software vendor. Email:

Item with example technical instructions and support details

Grade Centre

If you have selected to Enable evaluation when setting up the link a column for the results will have been automatically added to Grade Centre.

  • Refer to the Control the release of results guide for instructions on ensuring students cannot view results while marking is in progress.
  • Refer to the Create a Grading Schema (Pass/Fail) for instructions on how to show a text descriptor instead of a mark in Grade Centre (and in My Grades for students) i.e. Pass / Fail instead of 0 or 1