Mahara

An Introduction

Mahara is an online platform zu create and manage e-portfolios. It is offering theuserthe opportunity to create a digital competence profile and make those accessiblefor certain people. With the comment section viewers can give you reviews. Besides the e-portfoliothe user gets to manage one or several webblogs, create and manage files as well as making connections with other Mahara users.

Those are Maharas most important features:
  • the option to re-use saved content in different perspectives (e.g. biography, your own interests, competencies etc.)
  • a free Open Source Software
  • works location-bound
  • embedding of videos, pictures and other extern files
  • the opportunity to tag content (Tagging)
  • easy and flexible access control for every kind of content by creating so-called notions which can be made accessible for single people, a group or publicity
  • the possibility to administer files and data
  • the option to create your own group/s with other Mahara users or to join the community groups.

Class Scenarios

With Mahara you get to create and design followed class materials:

  • an intern report,
  • a digital competence profil / CV (internships, competencies, goals etc),
  • a learning diary for the teacher with exercises and a lerning process review which can get rated right after.

To use Mahara, you have got to log into Mahara for which you have to use the following website: https://mahara.hwr-berlin.de/ (You can change the language to english at the top right corner)

You can log in on the right side by using your log-in information. By logging in you will be referred to your home screen which will give you following options:
  • Dashboard
  • Content
  • Portfolio
  • create a template (with video)
  • publish a template (with video)
  • Groups (with video)

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Topic revision: 16 Oct 2019, walter
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