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E-portfolio FAQ - Staff
Frequently Asked Questions - E-portfolio for Staff
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What is an e-portfolio?
An e-portfolio is a tool, which allows you to collect information and resources and display them in a variety of views to be shared with others.
E-portfolios can be used to enter, save, organize, view, and selectively share educational records, artifacts, and reflections. They can include:
An area to demonstrate professional development
A showcase of skills, creativity and accomplishments
Individual and career development plans
And much more…
What is Mahara?
is an open source e-portfolio system with a flexible display framework.
, meaning 'think' or 'thought' in Te Reo Māori, is user-centered environment with a permissions framework that enables different views of an e-portfolio to be easily managed.
also features a weblog, resume builder and social networking system, connecting users and creating online student communities." -
What is the URL for Mahara @ AUB?
The URL for
Mahara at AUB
(Note that there is no "www" in the URL)
How can I create a Mahara account?
Every staff at AUB already has a
account since the username and password for it are the same as their AUBnet ID.
How do I log in to Mahara @ AUB?
You can access
Mahara @ AUB
from the ACPS website under 'Quick Links' or simply go to
Will I be able to access my Mahara account from home?
is an online platform and can be accessed from any computer with a working Internet connection.
Why should I create an e-portfolio?
You will have the opportunity to explore more fully who you are and what you know and can do
You will assess your strengths and interests, which will assist you in seeking new opportunities within your department or the AUB as a whole
You will be able to share your professional progress with the AUB administration in a clear and innovative way
You will have a record of personal learning with documents that prove formal and informal learning
You will be able to demonstrate professional growth and show a commitment to continued learning by documenting lifelong experiences
You will be able to "showcase" your best work and share examples easily and comfortably with friends and colleagues
Where can I learn how to use Mahara?
The Academic Core Processes & Systems offers workshops on
every semester on fixed dates or upon request at any other time. Check the
for times and dates.
You can also learn how to use
through the tutorials available on the ACPS website.
If you need more information, call the
administrator at 3580.
How long is my Mahara account active?
account is active as long as you are a staff at AUB. If you leave, your
account will be terminated and it is your responsibility to export your e-portfolio and take it with you.
How do I export my e-portfolio before I leave AUB?
Under the Export tab in
, you have the options of exporting all of your e-portfolio or some of your Views.
The exported file is a zipped file that contains your e-portfolio pages and the supporting documents. You can create a webpage out of your e-portfolio or Views that you can edit using FrontPage or any similar software, and you can publish on your personal website.
about exporting your e-portfolio.
Is the content I place on Mahara private and secure?
The server where
Mahara @ AUB
is housed is a secured server (notice the https in the URL). You can choose to make any content you place on
either private or public.
Can people outside of AUB view my e-porfolio?
It depends. You can choose to make your e-portfolio available for anyone to view, or available only to a defined group of people. You can also make your e-portfolio completely private.
Can I use images and video in my e-portfolio?
Yes, images and video, used appropriately, can enhance your e-portfolio. However, file sizes need to be minimized to conserve server space and to allow people to access your e-portfolio easily.