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Mahara Basics

Mahara Basics:

Access Mahara here:

Your content area is for organizing and uploading files. No one can see items in your content area until they are added to a portfolio page. Items in your content area will also be referred to as artifacts. 

NOTE: If you are adding files from an iPad, you will need to upload them to your content area before they can be added to your portfolio pages. You will not be able to upload files directly to to the portfolio page like you can on a computer.

Your portfolio area is for creating and editing pages and collections.  A collection is a group of pages connected together.  

This video demonstrates the basics of navigating and adding content to Mahara portfolios: 

Sharing Portfolios

Sharing Portfolios:

Default settings on Mahara are very private - no one can see your portfolio unless you share it with them or submit it for assessment! 

To share your porfolio with a professor:

  1. In edit mode, click the Share page

  2. Scroll down and select the "share with other users and groups" option
  3. Change Friends to Users
  4. Type in the name of your professor
  5. Click Go
  6. Click Add next to their name
  7. Hit Save at the bottom of the page

There are many sharing options!  You can make your portfolio public, or visible to everyone at Goshen college.  All options are available via the share tab pictured above.