What makes Mahara different from other ePortfolio systems is that you control which items and what information (artefacts) within your portfolio other users see.
In order to facilitate this access control, all artefacts you wish to show to other users need to be bundled up and placed onto a page.
You can have as many pages as you like, each with a different collection of artefacts, and intended purpose and audience. Your audience, or the people you wish to give access to your page, can be added as individuals or as a member of a group or community.
ePortfolio owners create pages using a 4-step process, and page have the following features:
- ePortfolio owners can receive public or private feedback on their pages and artefacts within that page.
- Users accessing a page can report any objectionable material directly to the site administrator.
- Users can add pages and artefacts within a page to their watchlist and receive automated notifications of any changes or updates.
- ePortfolio owners can submit a page for assessment by a tutor or teacher allowing for a snapshot of the page and associated artefacts on a certain date.