How do I use tags in my ePortfolio?

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

Types of tags

There are different types of tags to use:

  • Tags that consist of one word and that can be seen and used by everyone.
  • Tags that consist of multiple words and that can be seen and used by everyone.
    For this, put the words of the tag between double quotation marks. For example: "writing and listening".
  • Tags that you only want to use for yourself and that you do not want someone else to see.
    For this, put a @ for your tag. For example: @concept
  • A combination; a tag with different words that is only visible to you. For example: @ "concept plan of approach"

Add tags when creating an item

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

After creating the item, a textfield appears beneath the heading 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 a tag before, you can choose it from a list.
  2. Click Add Tag. The tag is added and immediately linked to the document.
  3. Click on the cross behind the tag to remove it again.

Add tags to an existing item

  1. Click on the My Items tab.
  2. Click on the arrow next to the 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 a tag before, you can choose it from a list.
  2. Click Add Tag. The tag is added and immediately linked to the document.
  3. Click on the cross behind the tag to remove it again.

Sorting and searching with Tags

On the My Items tab of your ePortfolio, you can retrieve items in two ways using a tag name:

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

If you share or push an item, a tag associated with the item is also included.