Upload a Portfolio

Chris Quiroz -

The "Upload a Portfolio" task allows a user to upload a body of work in a variety of file types including JPEG, GIF, PNG and ZIP.

Basic Information Tab

The Basic Information tab provides a quick overview of the elementary descriptions (Title and Description) associated with the task, and can be formatted using the Visual Editor.


Name: The name of the task - how it will appear in the Competition Design page, and referred to in every other instance within your site. 

Set a Description: This description is shown to applicants who fill out this form. Specifying a description is optional. When checked, the Visual Editor is displayed, which allows the content to be formatted accordingly.


Round & Group Tab 

The Round and Group tab allows the administrator to select which stage the task will be in, as well as the group the task should be applicable to.


Stage: The specific stage the task should be affiliated with can be selected from this drop down menu. 

Group: The Group this task should be assigned to can be selected from this drop down menu. 

Access Level: Who should have access to this task.

Submission categories: Unless explicitly specified, this task will be available to all submission categories. Note: This option is dependent on categories having been created


Behavior Tab 

The Behaviour tab presents critical options that affect the visibility of the task, as well as its importance.


Required: This option makes the task required to progress further in the contest. It is not possible to submit the application if a required task has not been completed. 

One-time only: Use this option if you only require to complete this task once. The task data will be synchronized with all other submissions belonging to the applicant. 

Viewable upon completion:  This option will determine whether the user can view their task after completing it. 

Set a deadline: Deadlines dictate when a user must complete this task by. 

Set a start date: Start dates dictate when a task can be completed. 

Prerequisites: The prerequisites option allows an administrator to dictate that an applicant must complete other tasks before being allowed to complete the current task.  These tasks can be selected within the box under 'Prerequisites'.


File Options Tab 

This tab provides full control of what type of submissions should be accepted and any technical restrictions. Anything specified here will be displayed on the right hand side of the actual task page and inform applicants of the restrictions. 

DPI (Dots Per Inch) measures the resolution of an image on your screen. The higher the DPI, the more detail that can be shown. Enter a DPI value for the following options (Note: JFIF or DPI information can generally only be extracted from JEPG/JPG files. Therefore you are strongly encouraged to limit your accepted file types below to JPEG when using this feature.


Minimum DPI (horizontal): 0 (default value) 

Minimum DPI (vertical): 0 (default value) 

Maximum DPI (horizontal – enter 0 for no limit): 0 (default value) 

Maximum DPI (vertical – enter 0 for no limit): 0 (default value) 


Maximum number of images: This option restricts the maximum number of images that can be uploaded by applicants for this portfolio task (Enter 0 means no limit) 

Minimum number of images: This option sets the minimum number of images that will need to be uploaded by the applicant (0 means no minimum) 

Minimum File Width: This option sets the minimum width the uploaded files should have 

Minimum File Height: This option sets the minimum height the uploaded files should have. 

Choose the file types to allow: This option restricts the type of image files that should be accepted - by default all are selected. Note:zips files are allowed, however only the files that match the selected types above will be taken from the zip file. 

Enter a maximum file size per image in bytes: This option sets the maximum file size of each image that is submitted here in bytes. For reference, 1MB is equal to 1,048,576 bytes.


Options Tab

Make Captions Required: Selecting this option will require the user to provide a brief explanation 

Remove Title Field: Selecting this option will make it so uploaded items can’t be given a title.


Visibility Tab 

The Visibility tab allows the administrator to specify which groups this task will be visible to.


Modify visibility: This option will allow you to hide this task from users in specific groups.

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