ePortfolios and Mahara
An ePortfolio is a collection of digital artefacts (such as Powerpoint slides, images, text or videos) which show evidence of skills and learning. Eportfolios may be used for assignments, or can be created as an extended CV to show learning and progress over multiple years of study.
Free ePortfolio options for students at the University of Waikato:
- Mahara - a specialised ePortfolio software
- Google Sites - and other general web page creation tools
Work created in these platforms can be shared outside the university system via special URL links. After graduation, you may continue to access and use these platforms as long as you maintain the currency of your student password by logging in to your University of Waikato student account at least once every six months.
To access Mahara, see the Mahara logging on page.
To access Google Sites:
- Log in to the University website to go to your Student Portal, then in the Quick Links menu select any Google tool (e.g. Gmail, Calendar or Drive).
- At the top right of any Google tool, select the Google Apps button (nine dots in a square).
- Select the Sites icon.
Note: Instructions on how to use Google Sites are available from Google support
We have created some step-by-step instructions for the most common Mahara tasks people ask us about. Please let us know if there are other step-by-step instructions you would like us to create.