ePortfolio

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Course: learnonline Help (Students) - OLD
Book: ePortfolio
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Date: Sunday, 27 November 2022, 6:09 PM

Description

This Book Covers:
DashboardContentPortfolio, and Groups

ePortfolio

Introduction

The ePortfolio UniSA makes available is Mahara. It provides the opportunity to store, organise, create and display resources you create for course assignments to a range of audiences such as instructors, potential employers and colleagues. All students are automatically given their own ePortfolio and you can find yours at http://ep.unisa.edu.au/

  • You can logon using your normal UniSA username and password.
  • Student storage limit is 2GB.
  • Students that have graduated retain access indefinitely.

For Mahara ePortfolio help you can see the full online guide here:

Overview video

This overview video gives a quick introduction to ePortfolios and to how to create pages. 

Using ePortfolio for assessment

An assessment may require you to submit a Page or a Collection from your ePortfolio.

A Collection is a group of ePortfolio pages you add together so they can easily be shared.

Before submitting your ePortfolio Collection

A Page or Collection submitted for assessment will be locked down and cannot be edited after submission.

To continue developing or sharing the Page or Collection you should make a copy before submission.

  1. Click the Copy button in the Pages and Collections section. 
    Screenshot showing the copy button in the top right corner of the pages and collections section

  2. Search for the page or collection that you want to copy. 
  3. Click on Copy Collection or Copy Page.
    Screenshot showing the pages and collection search bar and the copy button.

  4. Edit the copied collection or page as required. 
  5. Click Save
    Screenshot showing a copied page in editing mode with the save button at the bottom.


Submitting your ePortfolio Collection

Once your Page or Collection is complete it can be submitted via the learnonline course site.

Instructions on how to submit your eportfolio can be found in the Submitting ePortolio assessments help resource.

Changing ePortfolio assignment submission

Select Copy a collection

  • Select Copy a collection.

Select Copy collection

  • Select Copy collection.

Edit copied collection

Edit the copied collection as required.

Changing submission of your ePortfolio Collection

Once your Page or Collection is complete it can be re-submitted via the learnonline course site.

Select ePortfolio assessment

  • Select the assessment requiring an ePortfolio submission.

Select Add submission

  • Select Edit submission.

Select the dropdown menu

  1. Select the drop-down menu.
  2. Select the new Page or Collection to be submitted.

Submitted assignment displays

  • The submitted assignment will display.

Mobile devices and ePortfolio

You can upload content from a mobile device to your ePortfolio using an app.

For android users the app is called Mahara Mobile. Download via Google Play

For apple users the app is called Mahara Mobile. Download via iTunes

Please check these websites for terms, conditions and minimum operating requirements.

Once you have downloaded the app you will need to edit the settings on your mobile device and in your ePortfolio. Follow the instructions for set up below according to your device.

app home screen

Set up 

  1. Enter the URL https://ep.unisa.edu.au in the address field.
  2. Tap the Next button. Mahara Mobile checks which authentication methods are available for you to use.
    Screenshot showing the address field of the mahara app and the next button.

  3. On the next screen, select Local to log in to your Mahara site. 
    Screenshot showing local as login type option.

  4. Provide your UniSA username
  5. Provide your password
  6. Tab the Login button. 
    Screenshot showing the fields for username and password and the login button below.

Users

ePortfolio allows you to find other ePortfolio users. 

Screenshot showing the ePortfolio homepage with the people search bar at the top and the online user list on the right.

  1. To search for ePortfolio users you can enter the users name in the search bar and click enter. 
  2. To see ePortfolio users that are currently online you can go through the People online list. 

Settings

ePorfolio allows you to change a number of settings. Preferences settings contain the general account settings which are explained below. 

  1. To change your ePortfolio settings click on the down arrow next to your profile image. 
  2. Select Settings to see all setting options.
  3. Select Preferences to see general account options.
    screenshot of the ePortfolio homepage with the down arrow next to the profile image and the drop down menu with setting optio


General account options 

Screenshot showing the general account options in the preferences section.


  1. Select a Friends control option to determine whether and how other users can add you to their friend list.
  2. Select whether you wish to use the HTML editor. The HTML editor is the easiest way to edit text. 
  3. Select whether you wish to Disable email and not get notifications sent to you. 
  4. Select a Messages from other people option to determine who you would like to receive messages from. 
  5. Select whether you wish to keep more than one journal. By default you have one journal. 
  6. Define the maximum number of tags to display when you are you pages and collections area. 
  7. Define the maximum number of groups to display in the "my groups" block. 
  8. Select how you want to sort groups. 
  9. Define labels to only display groups with that label.  
  10. Select whether you want information about how to use ePortfolio to display on the dashboard. 
  11. Select whether you wish to display a confirmation before changing the layout of a page.
  12. Select whether you wish to create and edit pages with a screen reader.
  13. Click Save to apply your changes.

Inbox

ePortfolio has its own messaging system. The image below shows the main messaging features. 

Screenshot showing the inbox of ePortfolio.

  1. Click on the letter icon to access your inbox.  
  2. Click on Inbox to display all messages you have received
  3. Click on Sent to display all messages you have sent.
  4. Click on Compose to create a new message.  
  5. Type a term in the search bar to search for particular messages.
  6. Click on Bulk actions to select an action for all marked messages. Possible actions are mark as read, delete and delete all notifications. 
  7. All messages are displayed in a list format. 

Content

Please see the content subsections for more information.

Profile

To access and edit your ePortfolio profile

  1. Click on the down arrow next to your profile image. 
  2. Select Profile from the drop down menu. 
    Screenshot showing the ePortfolio homepage with the down arrow next to the profile image an d the drop down menu with Profile




About me


screenshot of the about me section of the profile with fields tp edit first name, display name and introduction.

  1. Enter your first name.
  2. Enter your display name. This name will be displayed instead of your full name provided above. 
  3. Enter an introduction. The introduction will be displayed on your profile page. 
  4. Click Save profile to have save changes. 



Contact information

Screenshot showing the information fields of the profile contact information section.


  1. Add an additional email address if required.
  2. Enter an official website address if required.
  3. Enter your personal website address if required.
  4. Enter your Blog address.
  5. Enter a Postal address if required.
  6. Enter your Town.
  7. Enter your City or region. 
  8. Select your Country from the drop down if it differs to Australia
  9. Enter your Home phone.
  10. Enter your Business phone.
  11. Enter your Mobile phone.
  12. Enter your Fax number.
  13. Click Save profile to save changes. 


Social media 

To add a social media account to your ePortfolio 

  1. Click the New social media account button
    screenshot of the profile social media section with the new social media account button.

  2. Select the social network type of your social media account from the drop down. 
  3. Enter your URL or username.
  4. Click Save.  
    screenshot of the profile social media section selecting social network and URL.


General

To edit the general profile details

  1. Enter your occupation. 
  2. Enter your industry. 
  3. Click Save profile.  
    screenshot showing the general profile section with occupation and industry field options.


Profile Pictures

To change your ePortfolio profile picture:

  1. Click on the down arrow next to your profile image.
  2. Select Profile pictures from the drop down menu.
    Screenshot of the home page with the down arrow next to the profile image and profile picture option in the drop down menu.

  3. Click on Choose file and select a photo from your computer that you ant to upload. 
  4. Enter a title for your photo. 
  5. Click Upload
  6. To set the uploaded images as default tick the option next to the image. 
  7. Click Set default.
    screenshot showing the upload profile picture section with choose file and upload button and default selection on the top.

Files

To upload files to your ePortfolio

  1. Click on the hamburger icon. 
  2. Select Create from the drop down menu. 
  3. Select Files from the options. 
    Screenshot of the eportfolio homepage with the menu icon on the top right and create and files options in the drop down.

  4. tick the box to confirm copyright agreements. 
  5. Either click on choose files to select a file from you computer or drag and drop the file in the box. 
    Screenshot showing the file upload section with the copoy right agreement on the left and upload file button or box on the ri

Journal

An ePortfolio journal can help you to record thoughts and ideas online. The video below shows you how to create and share journal entries. 


To create an ePorfolio Journal

  1. Click on the hamburger icon. 
  2. Select Create from the drop down menu. 
  3. Select Journals from the options.
    Screenshot of the ePortfolio homepage with the hamburger icon on the top right and drop down with create and journals option. 

  4. Click on New entry
    Screenshot of the new entry button.

  5. Add a title for your new journal entry.
  6. Add a journal entry.
  7. Tag your entry if required.
  8. Browse for an attachment if required.
  9. Select if your journal entry is a draft.
  10. Select if you wish comments to be made to your entry once it is shared.
  11. Select Save entry.
    Screenshot of the add new journal entry page with title, entry tags, file attachment, draft and comment option.

Résumé

To create an ePortfolio résumé

  1. Click the hamburger icon. 
  2. Select Create from the drop down. 
  3. Select Resume from the options. 



Introduction 

  1. Select Introduction from the top bar. 
  2. Enter your date of birth if desired.
  3. Enter your place of birth if desired.
  4. Enter your Citizenship status if desired.
  5. Enter your Visa status if desired.
  6. Select your gender if desired.
  7. Enter your Martial status if desired.
  8. Select Save.
    Screenshot of the introduction section in the resume.


Education and employment

  1. Select Education and employment from the top bar. 
  2. Click Add to enter your Education history.
  3. Click Add to enter your Employment history.
    screenshot showing the education and employment section of the resume with add options for education and employment

Achievements 

  1. Select Achievements from the top bar. 
  2. Select Add to enter your Certifications, accreditations and awards.
  3. Select Add to enter your Books and publications.
  4. Select Add to enter your Professional memberships.
    Screenshot of the resume achievements section.

Goals and Skills

  1. Select Goals and skills from the top bar. 
  2. Select Edit to enter your Personal goals.
  3. Select Edit to enter your Academic goals.
  4. Select Edit to enter your Career goals.
  5. Select Edit to enter your Personal skills.
  6. Select Edit to enter your Academic skills.
  7. Select Edit to enter your Work skills.
    Screenshot of the goals and skills section of the resume.

Interest

  1. Select Interests from the top bar. 
  2. Click on Edit to enter your interests. 
    Screenshot of the interest section of the resume with the edit button.

 

Plans

To create an ePortfolio plan

  1. Click on the hamburger icon. 
  2. Select Create from the drop down. 
  3. Select Plans from the options. 
    screenshot of the ePortfolio homepage with the burger icon on the top right and the drop down with create and plans button.

  4. Click on New Plan.
    Screenshot of the new plan button in the plans section.


  5. Enter the Title of your plan.
  6. Enter the Description of your plan.
  7. Set the Template option to "yes" if you would like to use this plan as template and reuse it when creating plans in groups. 
  8. Set the Assignment task option to "yes" if you would like users to choose from certain tasks as activities. 
  9. Define tags for the plan. 
  10. Click on Save plan to create your new plan.  
    screenshot of the title, description, template, task and tag fields in the new plan section.

Notes

ePortfolio notes are text parts that can be used to copy text from one ePorfolio page to another. 

To edit  ePortfolio notes:

  1. Click on the hamburger icon. 
  2. Select Create from the drop down. 
  3. Select Notes from the options. 
    Screenshot of the eportfolio home page with the hamburger icon and drop down with create and notes options.

  4. Click on the edit icon of the note you want to edit. 
    Screenshot of the notes section with the edit icon next to notes.

Portfolio

Please see the portfolio subsections for more information

create Pages

An ePortfolio page is a collection of items that you can put together and present to other users. 

The video below covers the basics of pages and collections.   


To create an ePortfolio page

  1. Click on the hamburger icon. 
  2. Select Create from the drop down. 
  3. Select Pages and collections from the options. 
    screenshot of the ePortfolio homepage with the burger icon on the top right and the drop down with create and pages button.

  4. Click Add
    Screenshot of the add button in the pages and collections section.

  5. Click Page
    Screenshot of the page and collection button.

  6. Enter the page title.
  7. Enter a page description.
  8. Enter any Tags if required.
  9. Click on Advanced to add a cover image or choose a theme for the page. 
  10. Click on Skin to use your own skin or someone else's skin. 
  11. Click on Save.
    Screenshot of the add page section with fields for title, description, tags, advanced and skin option and save button.

The page will refresh.

To edit the content of a page follow the help resource Edit pages from step 6. 

edit pages

To edit an ePortfolio page:

  1. Click on the hamburger icon. 
  2. Select Create from the drop down. 
  3. Select Pages and collections from the options. 
    screenshot of the ePortfolio homepage with the burger icon on the top right and the drop down with create and pages button.

  4. Click the three dots icon of the page you want to edit. 
  5. Select Edit in the drop down menu. 
    Screenshot of the pages and collection section showing and the dots icon under each page and the drop down menu with edit

  6. Drag and drop the plus icon onto the page to add a block. 
    Screenshot of an empty page with the plus icon in the right top.

  7. Click on Show more
  8. Select a content type that you want to add (e.g. Text). 
    Screenshot showing content types options with text option on the top left and the more button at the bottom.


  9. Enter the title of the block.
  10. Enter the content of the block (e.g. text). 
  11. Select if your journal entry is a draft if you don't want the content to be visible to anybody. 
  12. Enter relevant tags for the block if desired. 
  13. Select of the block should be retractable or not. 
  14. Click Save to apply changes. 
    Screenshot of the text block with fields for title, content draft, tags retractable option and save button.

share pages and collections

To share an ePortfolio page or collection:

  1. Click on the hamburger icon. 
  2. Select Create from the drop down. 
  3. Select Pages and collections from the options. 
    screenshot of the ePortfolio homepage with the burger icon on the top right and the drop down with create and pages button.

  4. Click the lock icon of the page or collection you want to manage access. 
  5. Click Manage access
    Screenshot of the pages and collections section and the lock icon with manage access option.

  6. Click New secret URL to create a URL that can be shared with public users. 
  7. Click Advanced options to edit comment and copying settings. 
  8. Click Share with to select people you want to share your page or collection with. 
  9. Click Save to apply changes. 
    Screenshot of the access options with new secret url, advanced options, share with and save button.

Create Collections

A Collection is made up of two or more pages.  Before you can create a collection, you must have created or copied some pages first.

To create an ePortfolio page:

  1. Click on the hamburger icon. 
  2. Select Create from the drop down. 
  3. Select Pages and collections from the options. 
    screenshot of the ePortfolio homepage with the burger icon on the top right and the drop down with create and pages button.

  4. Click Add
    Screenshot of the add button in the pages and collections section.

  5. Click on Collection
    Screenshot of the create page or collection option with the collection button on the left.

  6. Enter the collection name.
  7. Enter a collection description if required.
  8. Enter any Tags if required.
  9. Select if you would like to have a page navigation bar in your collection.
  10. Click Add a file to add a cover image for your collection. 
  11. Select a framework you would like to connect your collection to. 
  12. Click on Next: Edit collection pages to add pages to your collection. 
    Screenshot of the edit collection page with fields for title, description, tags, navigation, image, framework and next button

  13. Select the pages you want to add to your collection.
  14. Click Add pages to include the selected pages in your collection. 
  15. Click Next: Edit access to get to the collection access settings. 
    Screenshot of the edit collection pages section with all pages to be selected, add pages button and next button.  

  16. Click New secret URL to create a URL that can be shared with public users. 
  17. Click Advanced options to edit comment and copying settings. 
  18. Click Share with to select people you want to share your collection with. 
  19. Click Save to apply changes. 
    Screenshot of the collection access settings with fields for URL, advanced options, share with and save button.


Export

To export an ePortfolio page or collection

  1. Click on the hamburger icon. 
  2. Select Manage from the drop down. 
  3. Select Export from the options.
    Screenshot of the eportfolio homepage with the burger icon on the top right and the manage and export option in the drop down 

  4. Select which pages or collections you want to include in the export. 
  5. Select if you want to include comments in the export. 
  6. Click Generate export. The export will download to your computer as a Zip file. 
    Screenshot of the export generation section with fields to select pages and collections , include comments and export button

Groups

Please see the groups subsection for more information

Create Groups

To create a group

  1. Click on the hamburger icon. 
  2. Select Engage from the drop down. 
  3. Select Groups from the options. 
    Screenshot of the eportfolio homepage with hamburger icon on the top left and the engage and group options in the drop down

  4. Click on Create group
    Screenshot showing the group section with the create group button on the top right.

  5. Provide the group name. 
  6. Provide a group description if desired. 
  7. Select if people can join the group without the approval from the group admin. 
  8. Select if people can send join requests to the group admin. 
  9. Select if group members can send invitations to their friends. 
  10. Select if you would like to have a button on the group homepage that allows group members to recommend friends to join this group. 
  11. Select which group members are able to create and edit content. 
  12. Select if you would like the group admin to see a participation report. 
  13. Select the date from when group member can edit content. 
  14. Select the date from when group member can not edit content anymore. 
  15. Select which group member should get notified when new group pages are created or shared. 
  16. Select which group members should get notified when comments are left on a group page. 
  17. Click Save group to create the group. 
    screenshot of the group settings.

Find groups

To find a group

  1. Click on the hamburger icon. 
  2. Select Engage from the drop down. 
  3. Select Groups from the options. 
    Screenshot of the eportfolio homepage with hamburger icon on the top left and the engage and group options in the drop down

  4. Click on the down arrow. 
  5. Select what groups you would like to search for from the drop down. 
  6. Enter a search term. 
  7. Click on Search
    Screenshot of the group overview with search bar and search button.

My friends

To list your friends

  1. Click on the hamburger icon. 
  2. Select Engage from the drop down. 
  3. Select People from the options.
    Screenshot of the mahara homepage with the hamburger icon top right and drop down with enage  and people button 

  4. Select the desired search option from the drop down.
    • Everyone: Displays a list of all mahara users. If you like you can send friend requests to these users. 
    • Friends: Displays a list of all your existing friends.
    • Friend requests: Displays a list of all users you have sent friend requests to. 
  5. Click the Search button.
    screenshot of the people overview with search options everyone, friends and requests and search button.

Topics

Discussion topics from all the groups in which you are a member can be displayed in a list. 

To display your ePortfolio topics

  1. Click on the hamburger icon. 
  2. Select Engage from the drop down. 
  3. Select Discussion topics from the options. 
    Screenshot of the mahara homepage with the hamburger icon on the top right and engage and discussion topic as options

  4. A list of your topics will be displayed in chronological order. 
    Screenshot of the personal topics list.