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What are "institutions" for?
04 June 2012, 5:44 PM
I support the end user, and I'm working on documentation that will highlight the new features in version 1.5. I keep seeing updates that relate to a Mahara installation that utilizes multiple "institutions," but I don't undertand what that function is for.
I know we only have one "institution" in our instance of Mahara... but I don't think anyone really knows why... or in what scenario we might want more than one "institution."
Can you explain, in simple terms, what this function is for?
04 June 2012, 7:12 PM
Institutions is to support learning communities that comprise of multiple separate entities. Each can have their own theme and a level of administration. A powerful examples is www.myportfolio.school.nz which is a single installation of Mahara with over 1,000 schools and many tens of thousands of learners - in essence a pan-sector e-portfolio service.
08 June 2012, 12:12 PM
Thank you for the info!
05 June 2012, 1:26 AM
In addition to what Richard wrote, you are welcome to link your user guide on https://wiki.mahara.org/User_Guide/Tutorials_about_Mahara if it is available openly.
08 June 2012, 12:11 PM
Sure, I'd be happy to post this for the community once it's complete.