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Mahara

Mahara

Mahara is a fully featured open source electronic portfolio, weblog, resume builder and social networking system, connecting users and creating online communities. An ePortfolio is a system in which students can record "evidence of lifelong learning" such as essays, artwork or other such things they produce that can be stored digitally.

Mahara is designed to provide users with the tools to create a personal and professional learning and development environment.

Mahara content management system provides users with blogs, a resume builder, a file manager and a view creator - a tool to help users create arrangements of their content in a particular way for others to see. Mahara is built using PHP web scripting language and leverages PHP5's OO features.

 Mahara 1.9.0

Price
Free to download

Size
6.7MB
License

GNU GPL v3

Developer
Catalyst IT Ltd and others

Website
mahara.org

System Requirements
apache2-mpm-prefork
libapache2-mod-php5
clamav
libfile-slurp-perl
libtext-diff-perl
libtommath0
php-file
php-htmlpurifier
php-pear
PHP 5
php5-curl
php5-imagick
php5-pgsql
php5-xmlrpc
PostgreSQL
ttf-bitstream-vera

Support:
Manual, Wiki, Forums, Launchpad, Twitter

Selected Reviews:

Features include:

  • Control which items and what information (Artefacts) within your portfolio other users see
  • Blogging - comprehensive blogging tool is provided in Mahara, where blogs and blog postings are considered Artefacts and may be added to a View
  • Social networking facility where users can create and maintain a list of Friends within the system
  • Resume builder
  • Moodle native integration to provide a streamlined user experience allowing true single-signon between both systems - no password sharing required, and users' profile information is ported across
  • Open, pluggable system. Mahara ships with plugins for profile information, a file repository, blogs and a resume builder
  • Themes using an inheritance-based theming system
  • Supports the Leap2A specification for importing and exporting data, and static HTML export
  • File repository
  • Customizable
  • Language packs

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