About Mahara

“Mahara is an open source e-portfolio system with a flexible display framework. Mahara, meaning 'think' or 'thought' in Te Reo Māori, is a user centred environment with a permissions framework that enables different views of an e-portfolio to be easily managed. Mahara also features a weblog, resume builder and social networking system, connecting users and creating online learner communities.”

Mahara Introduction

Resources on using Mahara

The Mahara User Guide is available here:
A list of tutorials for Mahara created by various institutions is available here:








Learning with Mahara

Teaching with Mahara

Mahara pilot at UNSW

We'll be upgrading our version of Mahara to 1.4 in December 2011. Fiona will be running training late January/early February for people involved in the Semester 1, 2012 pilot. Other interested parties are welcome to approach Fiona if they'd like to participate and learn more about Mahara.

For further information please contact
Fiona Thurn
9385 2453

If you are interested in working with Mahara please submit an Expression of Interest and request "Mahara (ePortfolio system integrated with Moodle 2.0) - Design Participation in S1 for S2 Teaching"

Current Issues

A comprehensive list of bug reports is here:
We will not necessarily be experiencing all these on our instance of Mahara. All reported bugs on our system will be listed as they come to light.

Links and sites

Mahara Twitter Feed