Mahara (software)

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Developer(s) Catalyst IT
Initial release 1 December 2006
Stable release 15.04.3 / August 19, 2015
Written in PHP
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in English
Type ePortfolio
License GNU General Public License version 3 or later
Website (English)

Mahara is an open source ePortfolio and social networking web application created by the government of New Zealand.[1] It provides users with tools to create and maintain a digital portfolio of their learning, and social networking features to allow users to interact with each other.

Mahara content management system provides users with blogs, a resume builder, a file manager and a view creator - a tool to help users create arrangements of their content in a particular way for others to see. It can also be easily integrated with different CMS, CRM and customized systems.

Mahara also features interoperability with the Moodle LMS[2]

Mahara supports the Leap2A specification for importing and exporting data, allowing a user to take their content with them from one Mahara installation and import it into another.[3] Limited interoperability exists between Mahara and other systems supporting the Leap2A standard also.[4] The name "Mahara" is derived from the māori word for thought.[5]

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