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E-portfolio FAQ - Students
Frequently Asked Questions - E-portfolio for Students
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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:
Professional Development Plans (PDP)
Evidence of Work-based Learning
Projects and Presentations
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 student 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?
It is a tool for personal development
You will have a personal learning record
You will have direction for career planning
You will have a tool for feedback from instructors and peers
You will have a concrete way of showcasing strengths to instructors or future employers
You will have an extremely portable tool to use no matter where you are in the world
Where can I learn how to use Mahara?
The Academic Core Processes & Systems will be offering two types of workshops: Workshops upon request by your course instructor OR pre-scheduled workshops that will be announced to you via email.
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?
By default, your
account is active as long as you are a student at AUB. During the clearance process, you will be required to fill a form concerning your
account. If you wish to keep your access to
, choose this option in the form. Once the clearance process is completed and you no longer have access to the campus computer labs, you will be able to log in once again with your username and password, after which you will need to change your password (or you can keep it the same) and you will have access to
normally using this new password.
How can I use Mahara with my Moodle course?
ACPS is currently working on Integrating
for easier access for you. For now, you have to log in to
separately but with the same username and password. If your instructor is using e-portfolios in a course activity, s/he will instruct you on how to use it.
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.