Virb, your new best friend

The Portfolio Center continues to partner with to offer portfolio website accounts that are both easy to set up for inexperienced users yet offer advanced features for advanced users. Beginning in December 2013, 24-month free Virb accounts will be available to all current Columbia students, faculty, and staff. * At the end of 24 months, each account owner will have the option to continue his or her Virb website at a special discounted rate ($8 per month). At that time, you may continue your site indefinitely (at the discounted rate) or simply terminate the account.

To qualify for the Columbia Virb discount, you must be a current student, faculty, or staff member at Columbia College Chicago. To start your Virb website students will need to use their email address. Faculty and staff will need to use their email address.

*All students, faculty, and staff who currently have a Virb account will be issued an automatic, free 24-month credit in December 2013 that will follow the rules described above.

Click here when you're ready to create your account

Virb Workshops (Fall 2014)

Getting started with Virb*

Here is your chance to set-up your Virb account. At this one-hour workshop you'll get an overview of the system features, including best practice tips to presenting oneself professionally online and some hands-on lab time to start creating your site.

The workshops are offered on Tuesdays 3pm, Wednesdays 3pm, and Thursdays 10am.

To reserve your spot, you can call us at 312-369-7280 or log into Oasis and click on the “Make Appointments” tab. The Portfolio Center is at the bottom of the page.

* This workshop is for Columbia College Students and Alumni only. Registration to attend is mandatory due to the limited available computers.

VIRB SUPPORT (Fall 2014)

Monday through Friday between 11am to 1pm, are the on campus support hours for tech questions regarding Virb. These are 15-minute sessions.

If those on campus support hours don't work for you and you need technical assistance and/or have Virb questions, email us at or contact Virb directly here.