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What is Mahara™ eportfolio software ?

Mahara is a learner-centered eportfolio software that allows users to showcase their achievements and skills to different audiences. With built-in social networking features, users can create and maintain a list of "friends" in a safe and secure environment. Mahara can be used on its own or integrated with Moodle based online learning sites, allowing users to save their achievements in Moodle to their Mahara eportfolio. As a personalised learning space, users have control over what information they display, allowing them to create different "views" for different audiences. By using Mahara, you can effectively highlight your learning, skills, and development, and share them with others. 

With built in social networking features users can create and maintain a list of 'friends' in a safe, closed, secure environment.

Mahara eportfolio examples

Mahara eportfolios can be used in a variety of ways, depending on the needs and goals of the learner. Here are a few examples of how Mahara eportfolios can be used:

- Students can create a resume to showcase their skills and achievements to prospective employers.
- Teachers can use Mahara to provide feedback and support for student learning.
- Employees can use Mahara to document their professional development and competencies for appraisals and promotions.

The Importance of Cloud Hosting and Support for Mahara ePortfolio Software

Mahara is even more valuable when it is hosted and supported on the cloud. This cloud-based approach ensures a safe and secure environment for users to create, maintain, and display their eportfolios.By leveraging Pukunui's cloud hosting, users can easily access their eportfolios from anywhere and any device. This accessibility is crucial for learners who want to reflect on their learning journey and share their accomplishments with teachers, employers, and professional associations.

Also, Pukunui's support helps users fully utilise Mahara's social networking features, which facilitate connections and interactions among users, enriching the eportfolio experience. Hosting and supporting Mahara on Pukunui's cloud is not just about providing a platform for eportfolios. It's about enhancing the user experience, ensuring accessibility, and fostering a vibrant learning community.

Contact us to learn more about how Mahara ePortfolio hosting can benefit your learners.

Common questions that we get asked about Mahara Hosting

What is Mahara hosting?

Mahara hosting refers to web hosting services and providers that are specifically focused on the Mahara e-portfolio system. These services provide the necessary infrastructure for the smooth operation of Mahara websites.

Why should I choose Mahara for my e-portfolio system?

Mahara is an open-source e-portfolio system that offers a flexible display framework. It's user-centered 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.

What are the benefits of using a hosting service for my Mahara site?

Using a hosting service for your Mahara site offers several benefits. These include ease of use, regular updates, advanced security, high performance, expert support, and regular data backups.

What kind of support can I expect from Pukunui as a Mahara hosting provider?

You can expect help desk support from technical experts and attentive customer care. Any issues or questions you have are addressed promptly, allowing you to focus on managing your Mahara site.

Why are regular updates important for Mahara hosting?

Regular updates are crucial for maintaining the security and performance of your Mahara site. They ensure that your site is running the latest version of Mahara, which includes important security patches and performance improvements.

What is the benefit of free site transfer services?

Most of the time we offer free site transfer services. This ensures a smooth transition when we move your existing Mahara site to our cloud. This also means that your site experiences little downtime during the transfer.

Why are data backups important for my Mahara site?

Regular data backups provide an extra layer of security for your website data. In the event of data loss or a security breach, backups allow us to restore your site to a previous state.

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