Loyola University Chicago

Learning Portfolio Program

Center for Experiential Learning

UNIV 101/201

UNIV 101/201 Learning Portfolio Information

Welcome to Loyola, new Ramblers! One of your first steps at Loyola will be creating and developing a learning portfolio in UNIV 101 or 201. You will find information on learning portfolios and tutorials to support you in critical reflection and growth in your course!  

Throughout UNIV 101: First-Year Seminar or UNIV 201: Transfer Seminar, as well as throughout your time at Loyola, you will be using learning portfolios to critically reflect on your experiences, integrate your curricular and co-curricular learning, and make meaning of your Loyola Experience.  Your learning portfolio is a digital collection of your work over time that emphasizes deep learning and critical reflection while honing on your values, skills, and knowledge. The process of creating and “curating” a learning portfolio is important in making meaning and making connections between your in-class and out-of-class experiences. It also involves the understanding that your learning portfolio might never be finished as we dedicate ourselves to the values and continued process of lifelong learning and growth.   

In UNIV 101/201, you will be creating a portfolio in Taskstream, Loyola’s official learning portfolio online platform, used to curate critical reflections and integrate artifacts, which are electronic evidences of learning. Examples of artifacts include, photos/slideshows, videos, research projects, presentations, and writing samples. Used thoughtfully, critical reflections and artifacts can demonstrate skills, abilities, experiences, growth, and competencies.

For an example of what a learning portfolio might look like, check out Lu Wolf’s Loyola Experience Culminating Portfolio!


Logging in to Taskstream

‌Please be sure to login through the Loyola University Portal, and not directly through the Taskstream Page.

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UNIV 101/201 Learning Portfolio


Accessing Your Learning Portfolio on Taskstream

Creating a Learning Portfolio on Taskstream

Publishing your Learning Portfolio 

Adding Areas, Subpages, & Sections 


Adding Images to your Learning Portfolio

 Adding Videos to your Learning Portfolio



Have additional questions?

For further assistance developing your learning portfolio, visit us in the Center for Experiential Learning, located in Sullivan 295, to meet with a peer mentor or staff. You can also email us at eportfolio@luc.edu. Please allow 48 business hours for a response.  

If you have problems logging in to Taskstream, such as your user ID or password does not work, contact ITS. To contact the ITS Help Desk by phone, dial 773.508.4ITS or 773.508.4487. To submit a request for service or support, send an e-mail to helpdesk@luc.edu.

For technical problems, like uploading documents and videos, contact Taskstream Customer Service at 1-800-311-5656.