How do I work with tags in my ePortfolio?

Tags are words that you associate with an item to label them. You can search for items using a tag. All items from your ePortfolio can be linked with one or more tags.

Types of tags

There are different types of tags you can use;

  • Tags that consist of 1 word (default) and that can be seen and used by everyone (default).
  • Tags that consist of multiple words and that can be seen and used by everyone (default).
    To use this, put the words of the tag between double quotation marks. For example: "writing and listening"
  • Personal tags that only you can use and of which you do not want others to see.
    To use this, put a @ in front of your tag, e.g. @concept
  • A combination; a tag with different words that is only visible to you. E.g. @ "concept plan of approach" is both private and consisting of multiple words

Adding tags while making an item

  1. Click on the My Items tab.
  2. Select the type of item you want to add.

After adding the item, a text field appears under the header Tags where the tags can be created.

  1. Type the name of a (new or existing) tag here. Brightspace gives suggestions based on what is being typed. If you have used tags before, you can select them from a list.
  2. Click Add Tag. The tag is added and immediately linked to the document.
  3. Click on the X next to the the added tag to remove it again.

Adding tags to an existing item

  1. Click on the My Items tab.
  2. Click on the arrow next to the relevant item.
  3. Click Edit.
  1. Type the name of a (new or existing) tag here. Brightspace gives suggestions based on what is being typed. If you have used tags before, you can select them from a list.
  2. Click Add Tag. The tag is added and linked to the document.
  3. Click on the X next to the the added tag to remove it again.

Sorting and searching with tags

In the My Items tab of your ePortfolio, there are 2 ways of finding items using tags:

  1. Click on the My Items tab.
  2. In the search field, type the name of the tag you want to search for, or
  3. Click the tag name under an item.

When you share an item, the linked tags of the item will also be sent to the receiver.