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Students - Step 2: Adding Content to your Portfolio


Students - Step 2: Adding Content to your Portfolio


Your portfolio is to be created using Microsoft Office's tool called OneNote. OneNote is like a digital notebook where you can create sections and pages of content. Upload documents, images, video and more. 

Creating your portfolio is a 3-step process. The directions below will walk you through Step 2, Adding Content to your Portfolio.


1. Login to Montco Connect.  

2. Navigate to the Quick Links drop down menu, select the Office 365 icon


Note: If you do not see this icon, navigate to


3. Click the OneNote icon.   

4. Locate and click the name of your Portfolio Notebook.   

5. Your Sections should already have been added to your Notebook. If you have not yet added your sections, please refer to the following knowledgebase article:

Students - Step 1: Creating your Portfolio

You will notice that any time you add a Section a blank Page appears. By default, the Page does not have a name. In the space provided, type a title for the Page you want to add to your section. 





6. Once you have given your page a name you can begin adding content to the page. You can add content to an OneNote Notebook in multiple ways depending on how you have the content saved. You can add the following content items:

  • File
  • Picture
  • Web Link
  • Audio Recording



Adding a File

1. Click the Insert tab in the upper left corner.   

2. Click File  

3. Determine if you want to insert a file as an Attachment or as a File Printout.

  • Attachment: Creates a link to download the file (please be sure you add a file that is accessible for all users. For example, if you are using a Mac computer, a Pages file will not open for someone who is using a PC computer).
  • File Printout: Embeds the file as a PDF or Word file only and provides a link to download the file. 




Adding a Picture

1. Click the Insert tab in the upper left corner.  

2. Click Picture  

3. Determine if you want to insert a Picture from a FileCamera, or from Online.

  • File: Inserts a picture file you may h ave saved to your computer.
  • Camera: Inserts a picture using the camera on your computer (if applicable)
  • Online: Inserts a picture form the free online photo database (all pictures are free to use and share under Creative Commons).  




Adding a Link

1. Click the Insert tab in the upper left corner.   

2. Click Link  

3. A pop-up window will appear.   

4. In the Display Text box enter the text you wish to appear for the link you are inserting.

For example, if you want to add the website link to Montgomery County Community College ( then you want to make the Display Text "Montgomery County Community College."  


5. In the Address box enter or paste the web link you wish to add.   
6. Click Insert when you are finished.   




Adding Audio

Note: This feature will only work if you have access to a microphone. 


1. Click the Insert tab.  

2. Click Audio. 

Note: When you click Audio the recorder will automatically begin recording. 


3. An audio tab will now open in your Notebook.  

4. Click Stop when you are finished.    

5. A link to the Audio that you recorded will appear on the page. 

Note: The link to the audio clip may take some time depending on the length of the audio





Adding a Scanned Document

Note: Adding a scanned document requires the use of a mobile device or tablet. 


1. Download the OneNote app to your mobile device from your mobile devices app store. 

2. After the download is complete, open the OneNote app and login using your College username and password.   
3. Once connected, locate your Portfolio Notebook.  
4. Tap the Notebook to enter it.   

5. Tap the Section of your Notebook where you want to add the scanned document.   

6. Tap the Page where you want to add the scanned document.   

7. Tap the space on the page where you want to add the document.   

8. A toolbar will appear at the bottom of your screen. 

Tap the Camera icon. 


9. Then tap Take Picture  

10. Your phone may ask you if it is okay that this app accessed your Camera. Press OK if this occurs.   
11. From the options listed below, tap Document. 

12. Hold your phone over the document you want to scan. Make sure the document is on a flat surface.

A purple box will appear around the document so you can see what you are taking a picture of. 

13. Press the Take Picture icon to take the picture of the document. 

14. You can use any of the editing tools in the upper right corner to crop or rotate the image if necessary.

15. Press Done when you are finished. 

16. The document will now be in your Portfolio Notebook. 

17. To Edit or Move the document, access you Portfolio Notebook from your computer.   
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