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13 May 2022, 6:55

Hi All,

We have students that would like to take their portfolios with them when they leave our university. Unfortunately, they need a Mahara instance to import it into. Does anyone know if individuals can install a personal Mahara instance? If so, how would they go about doing this? Does it cost anything?

Thank you,

Melinda

13 May 2022, 10:32

The Export includes leap-Format for importiert into an other mahara and also a html-Version to view the unziped exportfile stand alone without the need to use a Mahara-Installation.

 

16 May 2022, 4:26

Hi Andreas,

 

Thank you, Andreas, I did suggest the HTML option but the user wanted to know if they can get their own instance. I did not know if this was possible or not.

 

Thank you,

Melinda

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16 May 2022, 11:19

Hi Melinda,

Anybody can install their own instance of Mahara, even on their computer, but unless you have a Linux computer, it's a bit tricky, and then wouldn't be connected to the internet at all times.

There is a small number of providers that offer Mahara portfolio hosting for individuals, but I can't endorse any of them as I'm not familiar with their support, what they charge, and how much space people would get.It would be up to them to find out if they can host in the particular country where the site is located, that they are ok with what data is shared, etc. The AAEEBL Digital Ethics Task Force has put together some strategies to navigate those areas in a couple of the Digital Ethics Principles in ePortfolios.

Learners cannot use mahara.org as that is only for discussions around the Mahara software and portfolios.

Thank you

Kristina

17 May 2022, 0:59

Hi Kristina,

 

Thank you for the information.

 

Thank you,

Melinda

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15 April 2024, 7:52

I am a long time user of Mahara. I've been installing Mahara and running it on my home network since version 1. I use it to manage my personal web site. Mahara makes it easy for me to build pages by using drag&drop. Mahara also helps to maintain and organize the  various pages that make up my site. I'm currently stuck at ver 22.10.0 as I don't see a path forward for an individual user.

Maraha is certainly way more advanced than my needs require. However, it effectively delivers those needs in a simple yet highly configurable way . Does Mahara have a community edition that an individual could use to keep their installation uptodate? Or perhaps you could suggest another opensource software project that has Mahara like features.

At any rate, I'd like to thank the Mahara team for making Mahara. It's been a pleasure to use.

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15 April 2024, 22:06

Hi Gary,

Have you looked at the Mahara Contributors option and whether you may be eligible?
See https://mahara.org/view/view.php?id=137230

Kind regards,

Doris

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15 April 2024, 22:41

Hi Gary,

By the way, thanks for the kind message. It’s awesome that you’ve been around Mahara since the very beginning! It would be cool to learn how you’ve found it. Chat with us in an upcoming event! 
See: Mahara community events. 

Kind regards,

Doris

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