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Mahara Help Guides

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Add content to a page Content (or artefacts) can be added from the Create menu or created directly on the page itself. These can be moved around and the layout changed to produce versions tuned to a particular audience.
Content in Mahara Content in Mahara refers to reusable elements such as images, files, video, as well as plans (or To Do lists), CPD records and notes created on individual pages.
Create a CV CV
Create a collection of pages An important element of a portfolio is the ability to draw together (and reuse) pages in collections focusing on the important aspects for your current requirement
Create a page Pages are created within the Portfolio, Pages and collections section and consist of a selection of artefacts which you arrange and present to others.
Create a plan Plans are simple To Do lists. They are particularly well-suited to plan medium and long-term endeavours. A plan can consist of a number of individual activities with which completion dates are associated.
Create a template for others to work from Make pages or a collection of pages available for people to copy manually or 'push' them directly into the accounts of people in a group.
Delete a page or collection Content (or artefacts) can be added from the Create menu or created directly on the page itself. These can be moved around and the layout changed to produce versions tuned to a particular audience.
Edit page layout Use the layout editor to design your layout using columns and rows.
Edit your profile The profile and profile picture are the only content items / artefacts that are shared by default with other Mahara users.
Export all or part of a portfolio Export a Mahara portfolio as a HTML page or a Leap2a file.
Inside a group The group homepage is the central space for groups providing an overview of the group and links to view membership and shared resources.
Introduction to Mahara MyPortfolio is an online electronic portfolio web application based on the popular open source product Mahara.
Login to Mahara Access mahara.warwick.ac.uk or myportfolio.warwick.ac.uk using the same 'single sign on' details as used for other Warwick services such as tabula and sitebuilder.
Manage Files in Mahara Mahara has a 'file bank' which allows you to pre-upload files, such as documents and images, to use on your pages.
Navigating the dashboard The dashboard is your homepage where you can see your latest activity. It can be customised so that you always see the items that are most important to you. Only you can see your dashboard.
Overview of the page editor The page editor is important in Mahara because it allows you to compose your portfolio pages. It consists of a large number of components including the block menu and page layout editor.
Remove content from a page Content (or artefacts) can be removed easily from a page using the delete icon.
Report and remove objectionable content Any offensive or inappropriate material can be reported for review via the edit button in the top right of a page, file, journal or note.
Setup a group Groups can be used for collaboration among users to discuss topics in forums, share files, and create and edit pages and collections together.
Share pages and collections Share pages and collections with individuals, groups or externals (using a 'Secret URL').
Tags & search in Mahara Tags are keywords that you can give to artefacts, pages and collections in your portfolio to find them more easily later on.
Use a journal Journal
Use notes Notes are bits and pieces of text that you can re-use from one portfolio page in another without having to copy the entire page.

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