PacktLib: Mahara 1.4 Cookbook

Mahara 1.4 Cookbook


About the Author


About the Reviewers


Mahara for the Visual Arts


Uploading and sharing a single image

Protecting your opus

Making a photo journal using Picasa

Journaling a project from start to finish

See also

Building a simple gallery

Using the Collections feature to create a gallery with an audio-guided tour

Literature and Writing


Uploading a group of documents, and sharing them using the Secret URL

A "Thought a Day" journal

A page of writing samples

A poetry chapbook

Thesis/research planning

Language acquisition journal

A Daily Gazette (Journalism page)

The Professional Portfolio


Adding content to Résumé

A simple curriculum vitae

The cover letter

References and recommendations

The complete package: Cover letter, resume, and letters of reference

Complex resume: the professional portfolio

The promotion and tenure portfolio

Working with Groups


Creating a group and adding members

Creating an interactive homepage for a course group

Creating a web page that features student projects

Creating templates

Creating a group newspaper using newsfeeds from student journals

The Primary Education Portfolio


Submitting and locking pages

Using a student journal to help students learn how to write a research paper

Progress reports and the transference of artifacts

A simple template for very young students

Creating and using a simple template

A student portfolio of the primary education years

A reading list (book reports)

Using slideshow to create a book

International project

Creating a classroom page to share with families

The Social Portfolio


Setting a theme and a layout for your profile page

Posting comments to a Wall

The College Application Portfolio


The Art Portfolio and The Common Application: Art Supplement

Using HTML to create your unofficial transcript

Creating an academic achievements page

The Common Application: Extracurricular Activities & Work Experience portion

The Athletic Supplement

Certification and Accreditation Portfolio for Higher Education


Building the ECIS International Teacher portfolio

Templates for meeting teacher certification standards

Getting ready

How to do it...