An introduction to Mahara ePortfolio
- What is Mahara
- How to get into Mahara
- Privacy of information
- Quick tour of main tabs
We have a downloadable brief Mahara helpsheet (PDF, 0.7 MB) covering the main features. This was written for a previous version but the key features remain the same.
Embedding video from YouTube
- Finding an embed code
- adding an external video block
Embedding video from the YSJ media library
- Videos are too big to upload to Mahara
- In media library Enable public access
- Copy the <iframe code
- Use first size option
- In Mahara use an external media block from External section
Collections of pages
Collections are needed to submit more than one page from Mahara
- Creating a collection name
- Adding pages to the collection
- Managing collections
Download our PDF guide to Adding a page to a Mahara collection (PDF, 0.1 MB)
Sharing pages and collections
- Sharing with other users
- Not using Registered Users
- Sharing externally
Download our PDF guide to Mahara sharing pages and collections (PDF, 0.2 MB)
Submitting Mahara pages or collections to Moodle
- Choosing a page or collection
- Confirming the submission
- Submitting an optional file with a Mahara page or collection
Download our PDF sheet Submitting Mahara pages and collections to Moodle (PDF, 0.4 MB)
Copying your own pages and collections
When an ePortfolio is submitted you are no longer able to edit it. You may wish to duplicate a page or collection in order to revise and resubmit. Click on Portfolio and pages.
If the page has been submitted then it will be in display mode, if not then click Display Page and the copy page button will be at the top right.
If the page is part of a collection then you will be offered the choice of copying just the current page or the entire collection.
Copying other pages or collections
Click on Portfolio and pages. Click on copy a page. All copyable pages on Mahara will be shown. Use the search box to find the page using the module code or a name. If the page is part of a collection then the Copy collection button will show. This will copy all of the pages in the collection in one go. Alternatively use Copy page to copy just that page.