Managing Your ePortfolio


You can enter Mahara from the assignment upload after uploading an assignment. The page you land on will be the upload files screen. From this page, you can add more files or organize the files that have been uploaded into folders. Files that are uploaded here can be included on pages that can then be organized into collections. 


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Organizing Your Portfolio

You may want to re-organize the information you have uploaded to different pages. See the information below for information about how to organize your portfolio. To begin organizing your ePortfolio, click on the Dashboard tab. To add a page or a collection, hover over the Portfolio tab and select the option. 


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Pages and Collections

A page contains a selection of artifacts that you arrange and present to others. These may include:

  • selected files
  • résumé details
  • text (your added commentary, instructions, or orientation)
  • journal posts
  • video and audio files
  • RSS feed to an external blog

You can re-use the artifacts that you collected under Content in as many pages as you wish.


Adding a Collection

If you want to organize your portfolio into multiple pages so as to find individual sections more easily, you can create a collection that holds multiple pages. 

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  1. On the Pages and collections page, click the Add button. In the modal that comes up, click the Collection button. On the next screen:

  2. Collection name Provide a title for your collection.

  3. Collection description Optionally, you can write a short description about your collection. You do not have a visual editor, but just a plain text box.

  4. Tags Enter tags to find your collection more easily at a later stage. You can choose from your existing tags by starting to type a letter and then selecting the tag you want to use. You can also type a new tag, and it will be added to your list of tags.

  5. Page navigation bar Choose whether or not you wish to display a tabbed navigation. If you choose not to, you will have to include the navigation block for you to go from one page to the next on the individual pages that belong to this collection.

  6. SmartEvidence framework Select the framework that you want to associate with your collection. You can change the collection as long as you have not put an annotation onto a page within the collection.

    This functionality is available only if your institution administrator allowed the use of SmartEvidence.

  7. Click the Next: Edit collection pages button or click Cancel if you want to abort adding your collection.


Adding a Page

Click "Create Page" from the Pages view to add a new page. You can also search for, view, and edit existing pages from this view. 


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 After you select "Create Page," the page editing view is displayed.   portfolio_page_create

  1. Page title Provide a title for your page. This field cannot be left empty. If you do not enter a title, the default “Untitled” will appear.

  2. Page description Write a brief description summarizing your objective for this page. It will appear on the page itself.

  3. Tags Enter tags to find your page more easily at a later stage. You can choose from your existing tags by starting to type a letter and then selecting the tag you want to use. You can also type a new tag, and it will be added to your list of tags.

    You can find more information about how to use the tag selector in the "Tags" section.

  4. Name display format Choose how you want your name to appear on the page to others.

  5. Anonymise If the site administrator allowed anonymous pages, you can choose this option here. Instead of your display name, “Author’s name hidden” will be displayed to everyone. Administrators and staff can still see your real name.

  6. Click the Save button to save your changes and to continue to the Edit content part.