PacktLib: Mahara 1.2 E-Portfolios: Beginner's Guide

Mahara 1.2 ePortfolios

Credits

About the Authors

About the Reviewers

Preface

What Can Mahara Do for Me?

Portfolios go electronic

Ways of using Mahara

Time for action - looking at some real-life Maharas

Why Mahara?

Join the Mahara community

Time for action - registering and exploring further

Summary

Getting Started with Mahara

Registering with a Mahara site

Time for action - registering onto the demonstration site

Logging in for the first time

Time for action - logging in

Mahara's user interface—finding your way around

Setting up your own profile

Time for action - editing your profile

Time for action - uploading your profile icons

Time for action - editing your resumé goals and skills

Your profile page

Time for action - viewing and investigating your profile page

Adding a text box to your profile page

Time for action - creating a text box for your profile page

Time for action - editing a text box by adding a hyperlink

Time for action - adding an image to your text box

Summary

Add Files and Blogs to Your Portfolio

Putting your files online

Time for action - adding some folders and files to your Portfolio

Time for action - multiple file upload

Blogging

Time for action - creating your first Mahara blog

Linking to files, folders, and blogs in your Profile Page

Time for action - linking to files, folders, and blogs in your Profile Page

Summary

Views

What are Views in Mahara?

Time for action - creating and laying out your View

Adding/removing columns from your View

Time for action - changing your View layout

Time for action - adding View details

View access

Time for action - editing your View access

Making a View copyable

Deciding who can access your View

Time-limiting access

Editing your View once you have created it

Copying Views

Time for action - copying a View

View feedback

Time for action - feedback on a View's content

Best practice example multi-page view

Time for action - linking Views together to make a multi-page View

Assessing the quality of your View

Summary

Working in Groups and Interacting with Friends

Groups

Time for action - creating a group

Group types

Navigating your new group

Time for action - opening up and navigating around your group

The groups shortcut sideblock

Joining an open membership group

Time for action - joining a group in maharaforbeginners.tdm.info

Managing your group members

Time for action - removing group members and changing roles

Group forums

Time for action - creating a forum

Forum moderation

Managing your forum

The exciting bit: Forum topics

Time for action - adding a discussion topic

Naming forums and their topic subjects

Posting to a topic

Time for action - replying to a topic post

Group files

Group views

Finding Groups

Time for action - finding and joining a group

Joining a request membership group

Time for action - requesting to join a group

Accepting/Denying requests to join a group

Making friends!

Time for action - finding friends and adding them to your list

Responding to a friend request

Managing your friends

Time for action - filtering and removing friends

Summary

Site Settings and Exporting Your Portfolio

Preferences

Time for action - changing your preferences

Preferences in the right sidebar

Notifications

Time for action - managing your notifications

Watchlist

Activity preferences

Time for action - choosing your activity preferences

Exporting your portfolio

Time for action - exporting your portfolio

Summary

Institution Administrators, Staff Members, and Group Tutors

What is an institution?

Time for action - adding users to your institution

Bulk uploading users to your institution

Time for action - adding institutional users by CSV

Editing user account settings

Time for action - finding a user and suspending them

Masquerading as another user

Managing member roles in your institution

Time for action - managing your institution's members, staff and admins

Configuring your institution's settings

Dealing with admin notifications

Institution views and files

Less learner-driven aspects of Mahara

What is a course group?

Time for action - setting up a Course: Controlled Membership group

Publicly viewable groups

Tutors

Time for action - adding a Tutor to your course group

Submitting work for assessment

Time for action - submitting a view to a course group for assessment

Time for action - releasing a view submitted for assessment

Putting it all together into an assessment process

Time for action - an example assessment process with Mahara

Summary

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