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Mahara ePortfolio


The Mahara ePortfolio provides students and staff with a private online space to record achievements and to collect and share artefacts as evidence, often used in support professional development planning (PDP).


Mahara is closely integrated with Moodle to provide an automatic login via the My Portfolio block, and to allow the submission of Mahara pages to Moodle assignments. The block can be added by staff or students to their Moodle homepage, and by staff to any Moodle course.


My Portfolio Block Image


Contact your Learning Technologist or Stephen Bruce (Information Services) for further information.


Access after graduation


Once students graduate they will no longer have access to their University Mahara ePortfolio however they can register for the open portfolios service and then import their Mahara contents for continued access.


To use the open portfolios service, students must register with a personal email account and agree to the rules of acceptable use. Students will receive an email receipt of their request, and after approval by Information Services they will be emailed instructions to complete the account creation process.


Students must import the content from their University Mahara ePortfolio before their University account expires, and this demonstration video (no sound) provides guidance on the export/import process.


Mobile browser access


When accessing Mahara from a mobile device the pages will be displayed in a mobile friendly theme:



This is the welcome page which displays the latest pages and your groups​ From the top of the page you can access your settings and decide how to manage your ePortfolio​
Expand the menu to access all the other Mahara features.


Mobile apps


MaharaDroid enables Android phones to share or upload content to a Mahara. Download the app from the Google Play store and follow the instructions to set up your connection.


PortfolioUP enables iOS devices to upload images direct to your Mahara files area. Download the app from iTunes store and support is available from the Brightcookie.com website.