Mahara structural overview

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Mahara structural overview

  1. 1. Mahara  Structural  Overview  
  2. 2. A  Mahara  Instance  –  structurally  speaking   Mahara  site   (The  environment  and  all  it  contains)  
  3. 3. A  Mahara  Instance  –  structurally  speaking   Mahara  site   Ins5tu5ons   (Collec9ons  of  users)  
  4. 4. A  Mahara  Instance  –  structurally  speaking   Mahara  site   Ins5tu5on   Users   (The  central  focus   of  interest  in   Mahara)  
  5. 5. A  Mahara  Instance  –  structurally  speaking   Mahara  site   Ins5tu5on   User   Artefacts   -­‐  Files   -­‐  Journals   -­‐  Profile  info   -­‐  Resume   Pages   Collec9ons  
  6. 6. A  Mahara  Instance  –  structurally  speaking   Mahara  site   Ins5tu5on   Groups   (Collabora9on  spaces  for   students  within  or  across   User   ins9tu9ons  –  as  open  or   Artefacts   closed  as  needed)   -­‐  Files   -­‐  Journals   -­‐  Profile  info   -­‐  Resume   Pages   Collec9ons  
  7. 7. A  Mahara  Instance  –  structurally  speaking   Mahara  site   Ins5tu5on   Group   Users  (Members)   Artefacts   User   -­‐  Files   Artefacts   Pages   -­‐  Files   Forums   -­‐  Journals     -­‐  Profile  info   -­‐  Resume   Pages   Collec9ons  
  8. 8. Put  it  all  together  and  share!   Content   Methods   Consumer   Files   Group   Page   Profile  informa9on   Mahara   user(s)   Plans   Friends   Collec9on   Journals   Anyone!   External   content  
  9. 9. Contexts  •  The  Site  •  Ins9tu9ons  •  Groups  •  Pages  •  Collec9ons  …are  these  all  places  where  permissions  can  be  allocated,  but  unlike  Moodle,  users  have  far  more  control  over  who  sees  what.  
  10. 10. Keep  this  structure  in  mind  as  you   learn  your  way  around  Mahara  
  11. 11. And  remember  –  the  course  might   be  the  centre  of  the  universe  in   Moodle,  but  the  individual  holds   most  of  the  power  in  Mahara.  

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