Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Mahara e-Portfolio Upgrade 2013

Next month we will be upgrading our Mahara installation to the latest stable release. The upgrade will bring new features and extend some already used functions. Along with a mountain of bug fixes there are some new elements which will help users add content to their portfolios easier and quicker.

With an increased focus on accessibility the upgraded framework is now 'responsive' meaning Mahara will work smoothly whether accessing it from a mobile device, tablet or any modern browser.

The upgrade will also make pulling in external content easier than before with upgraded Google Drive connectivity.

The upgrade will take place on the 19th of November between 7-9am.

Therefore there will be no access to Mahara from 00:00 on the 19th to make sure all users are out of the system. This risk period will extent to midday on the 19th.

Over the next few weeks we will release a weekly blog post detailing more on the new features the upgrade will bring.

Users don't need to do anything, however if you are working on your portfolios on the 18th of November make sure you have your work saved before midnight.

If you would like to know more about why you would want to use an e-Portfolio system like Mahara, read more on their website - https://mahara.org/about/eportfolios.

If you have any concerns or wish to talk further about how you can use Mahara you can come and see the Elevate team in the Library Wednesday afternoons from 2:30-3:30pm or Thursdays between 2-3pm.

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