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(New page: From the [http://www.mahara.org/ Mahara web site]: "Mahara is an open source e-portfolio, weblog, resume builder and social networking system, connecting users and creating online learner...)
 
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From the [http://www.mahara.org/ Mahara web site]:
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{{Portfolios}}
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According to the [http://www.mahara.org/ Mahara web site] "Mahara is an open source e-portfolio, weblog, résumé builder and social networking system, connecting users and creating online learner communities. Mahara is designed to provide users with the tools to demonstrate their life-long learning, skills and development over time to selected audiences."
  
"Mahara is an open source e-portfolio, weblog, resume builder and social networking system, connecting users and creating online learner communities. Mahara is designed to provide users with the tools to demonstrate their life-long learning, skills and development over time to selected audiences."
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Mahara has close links with Moodle. There is a built in single sign on facility called [[Mahoodle]].
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Mahara can serve as a Portfolio into which users can "push" files they want to keep. The option needs to be enabled by the administrator before becoming available for teachers and students
  
It has close links with Moodle. There is a built in single sign on facility called [[Mahoodle]]. Future versions of Moodle will have even closer ties as the [[Development:Mahara Portfolio Plugin|Mahara Portfolio Plugin]] development progresses.
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==Enabling the Mahara portfolio==
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* In order to enable and export items to Mahara you first need an installation of Mahara linked to your Moodle. See here [[Mahoodle]] for instructions.
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* Go to ''Administration > Site administration > Advanced features'' and ensure "Enable portfolios" is checked/ticked
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* Go to ''Administration > Site administration > Plugins > Portfolios > Manage Portfolios''
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* Select from the drop down next to Mahara ePortfolio "Enabled and visible"
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* If desired,click on "Settings" and give Mahara a customised name (not essential)
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[[File:Maharaportfolio.png]]
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==Sending or "pushing" your files to Mahara==
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*You can export items such as assignments, chat and forum posts to enabled portfolios. Here is an example with a forum post:
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*At the bottom of your completed forum post are the words "export to portfolio".
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[[File:Brigitteforum.png]]
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*Click the words "export to portfolio" and then select from the dropdown Mahara. (If it is the only portfolio enabled, it wil be the only choice!)
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[[File:Maharaexport.png]]
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* Click "Next"
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* Choose the export type you want. Mahara offers HTML or LEAP 2A format. Then click "Next" again.
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* On the next screen, click "continue " to confirm your export.
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[[File:Maharaformat.png]]
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* The "export complete" message will appear. Clicking "continue" will take you to Mahara.
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[[File:Maharaexportcomplete2.png]]
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== Mahara as a repository ==
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* Progress on the Mahara repository plug in can be followed in the tracker: MDL-16909
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[[Category:Site administration]]
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Latest revision as of 09:34, 16 June 2014

According to the Mahara web site "Mahara is an open source e-portfolio, weblog, résumé builder and social networking system, connecting users and creating online learner communities. Mahara is designed to provide users with the tools to demonstrate their life-long learning, skills and development over time to selected audiences."

Mahara has close links with Moodle. There is a built in single sign on facility called Mahoodle.

Mahara can serve as a Portfolio into which users can "push" files they want to keep. The option needs to be enabled by the administrator before becoming available for teachers and students

Enabling the Mahara portfolio

  • In order to enable and export items to Mahara you first need an installation of Mahara linked to your Moodle. See here Mahoodle for instructions.
  • Go to Administration > Site administration > Advanced features and ensure "Enable portfolios" is checked/ticked
  • Go to Administration > Site administration > Plugins > Portfolios > Manage Portfolios
  • Select from the drop down next to Mahara ePortfolio "Enabled and visible"
  • If desired,click on "Settings" and give Mahara a customised name (not essential)

Maharaportfolio.png

Sending or "pushing" your files to Mahara

  • You can export items such as assignments, chat and forum posts to enabled portfolios. Here is an example with a forum post:
  • At the bottom of your completed forum post are the words "export to portfolio".

Brigitteforum.png

  • Click the words "export to portfolio" and then select from the dropdown Mahara. (If it is the only portfolio enabled, it wil be the only choice!)

Maharaexport.png

  • Click "Next"
  • Choose the export type you want. Mahara offers HTML or LEAP 2A format. Then click "Next" again.
  • On the next screen, click "continue " to confirm your export.

Maharaformat.png

  • The "export complete" message will appear. Clicking "continue" will take you to Mahara.

Maharaexportcomplete2.png

Mahara as a repository

  • Progress on the Mahara repository plug in can be followed in the tracker: MDL-16909