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Canvas-Portfolium Partnership Links Coursework to Job Skills

Students using Instructure's Canvas learning management system will now be able to connect their learning with career opportunities via the Portfolium e-portfolio platform. The two companies have announced a partnership that allows students' public, searchable Portfolium profiles to integrate with their private Canvas profiles. Students can "opt in to publish projects [in Canvas] and other proof of skills to their Portfolium profile, making their [coursework] searchable by employers who are looking for career-ready students," according to a press release.

"We are thrilled to partner with the Canvas learning management system," said Troy Markowitz, vice president of university partnerships at Portfolium, in a statement. "Integrating with Canvas will empower students to seamlessly highlight the classroom work that will best demonstrate the competencies and skills required to maximize their desirability in the job market."

"By integrating with Portfolium, millions of students who use the Canvas LMS will be able to transform academic success into job success," said Melissa Loble, vice president of platform and partnerships at Instructure. "A partnership between Portfolium and Canvas is an exciting way to address the crucial needs of students who will be applying for jobs that launch their careers."

A Canvas system administrator can implement the integration by finding the Portfolium app in the Edu App Center and requesting a passkey. For more information, visit the Portfolium site.

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Rhea Kelly is editor in chief for Campus Technology, THE Journal, and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected].

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