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Finding and copying the Primary PDP template

Once logged in you will be presented with the My Dashboard screen of Mahara which looks something like the image below. A collection of pages has been created for you; all you need to do is copy it and modify the pages it contains for your own purposes. Click on the Main menu link (see the red arrow) at the top right of the screen.

Mahara dashboard screenshot

Click on Create on the main menu and then choose Pages and collections.

Pages and collections drop down menu in Mahara

Ignore the Search box on this page; instead click on the Copy button at the top right of the screen.

Mahara copy collection button

Type OSPREY into the search box and click on the Search button.

Collection search box in Mahara screenshot

The search process can sometimes be a bit slow but just be patient and it will get there.

The first entry on the list should say OSPREY 2021/22 Primary PGCE PDP Template. Click on the Copy collection button at the end of the first row.

In the Collection name box, remove the word OSPREY and replace it with your own name. Click on the green Next: Edit collection pages button at the bottom of the screen.

Mahara copy collection rename screen

Click on the Next: Edit access button at the bottom left of the screen.

Mahara copy collection rename screen

Click on the New secret URL button at the top left of the page (ignore all of the other fields).

Mahara secret URL screenshot

Mahara will create a secret URL which gives anyone who has the link access to your portfolio. You need to submit your secret URL to:

https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/cte/students-partners/students/primary/pdplink

so that your tutor can access it. Copy the URL by clicking on the copy button highlighted in red on the image below.

Mahara generate a secret URL screenshot

Click on the Save button at the bottom of the screen to complete the process.

Finding and copying the Primary PDP template video