Overview of ePortfolios (Mahara)

The ePortfolios system is available for use by U of A faculty, staff, and students as a location to construct web-based portfolios based on an open-source tool called Mahara. Common uses for ePortfolios are as reflective capping projects at the end of programs or to display completed work that maps to a set of competencies or accreditation requirements. This page consists of an overview of using the service with links to detailed knowledge articles for each topic.

Please note that there will be an overhaul of ePortfolio documentation in summer 2018 and some existing screenshots and videos may not be accurate until that time.

Getting Started

Users can access their ePortfolios only through eClass and will most commonly find links to the service provided by their instructors inside courses on eClass. The following articles provide an introduction to the system:

Creating Your ePortfolio(s)

Constructing ePortfolios consists of a few different phases:

Instructor Resources

There are a number of practices that instructors can follow to streamline their student's use of ePortfolios for a course or program:

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