Mahara Concepts

The following concepts are used throughout Mahara

Concept Explanation


A piece of information that a learner collects or creates including:

  • journal entries

  • uploaded content

    we impose fairly tight disk space limits per user (default 50MB). We are in the process of integrating with various cloud file services for you to keep your files in
  • curated links

  • embedded content from cloud sources


A web page assembled by a learner inside Mahara to combine various artefacts which can be submitted or shared as portfolio evidence


A grouping of multiple Pages that can be submitted or shared as portfolio evidence


A grouping of users that belong to the same institution, with common settings

we add all users to a single institution called "SSAT"


A group of users that can have private content or discussion forums