Have you thought about using Mahara for student assessment? This easy-to-use portfolio is a great tool for students to write reflections and evidence activities and experience. Mahara can be used for many different portfolio purposes, such as study, professional development, work-integrated learning, assessment, showcase and presentation, and employability.
Mahara can be used with individual or group assessments. The ePortfolios are submitted via Mahara, and marks and feedback are recorded via Brightspace’s assignment tool. Portfolios can be shared flexibly with one person, a specified group, or be publicly accessible to all.
One of the key benefits for students is that they retain access to Mahara even after they have graduated, so it’s a great tool to introduce as it can subsequently be used for ongoing professional development, such as hosting your online CV.
Where can I find out more?
If you would like to find to out more about the Mahara tool, come to FG04 for our lunchtime drop-in on Wednesday 16th November between 12:00 and 14:00. No booking required!
You can find online guidance in the Brightspace Staff Resources area – Mahara ePortfolio. If you would like any further advice, contact your Faculty Learning Technologist.