How do I use my ePortfolio after graduation?

You might want to keep the ePortfolio you have created during your studies in order to use it after you graduate. However, you will no longer have access to Brightspace as soon as you graduate from Radboud University. After you lose access, you can no longer view your ePortfolio.
Luckily, it is possible to export the contents of your ePortfolio and download them as a .zip file. Then you can upload the files to a special environment which will allow you to view your ePortfolio. This environment is called myDesire2learn, which can be downloaded for free after you have completed your studies.

Please note: The myDesire2learn ePortfolio environment can contain 2 GB of files, whereas the Brightspace ePortfolio can contain 10 GB of files. Thus it might be possible that not all items can be transferred to the myDesire2learn environment. If this is the case, it is advised to refrain from transferring large files like long videos. 

Downloading your ePortfolio from Brightspace

  1. Go to the My Items tab in the ePortfolio.
  1. Click More Actions.
  2. Click Go to Import / Export page.
  1. Click Export.
  1. Click All Items to export all files in your ePortpolio.
  2. Click Selected Items to create a selection of items that you want to export.
  1. Select the box for Automatically include associated items if you want to include the items that have been linked to the items you are about to export (this is recommended). Examples include a collection, presentation, or reflection with its contents.
  2. Click Add Items to add items to your selection.
  3. Click the red cross to delete an item from the selection.
  4. As soon as you are content with the selected items, click Export.
  1. Click View progress of the export package.
  2. A new window will open. Wait until the exporting is finished. The progress bar will disappear and a link to the file will appear.
  3. As soon as the .zip file is created, click on the link to download it. The .zip file will be called eP_Export_NAME_DATE.zip

Register for myDesire2Learn

To view your downloaded portfolio again, you will have to go to the myDesire2Learn ePortfolio environment: https://mydesire2learncc.brightspace.com/

This is a standalone system that will allow you to use the ePortfolio functionalities again. 

Click Register on the homepage of myDesire2Learn and fill out the fields to create an account. Click Submit (if you are willing to agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy). A validation email will be sent to the submitted email address. Click the link in the email to activate your account.

Your account will be deactivated if you do not activate it within 7 days.

You can now log in to myDesire2Learn using your username and password.

Import your Brightspace ePortfolio to myDesire2Learn

After you have logged in you will be navigated to a page where you can see the courses you are enrolled in in myDesire2Learn .

  1. Click on the myDesire2Learn logo to return to the homepage.


  1. Click the Featured course My Desire2Learn - take your ePortfolio with you on your learning journey.
  1. In the next window you have to click Enroll (if you are willing to agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy) and then Launch Course. 

The window that will appear now will be very similar to the Brightspace ePortfolio as you know it. The Dashboard tab is identical to the ePortfolio tab.

To import your Brightspace ePortfolio export files:

  1. Click the My Items tab.
  1. Click More Actions.
  2. Click Go to Import / Export page.
  1. Click Import.
  1. Click Browse. Select the .zip file of the export you have created previously. 
  2. Click Next.

Now wait until the importing has finished and the following window appears:

  1. Click a cross to remove the undesired item.
  2. Click Import at the bottom of the screen to finish the import.

It may take a while for the ePortfolio to be imported, especially if it contains a lot of files. When the import is done, the files can be viewed in the My Items tab.