Mahara: Adding, removing and deleting files

When your portfolio is setup, you will need to upload files to the relevant sections (blocks). There might also be occasions when you add the wrong file to a section and need to remove it.

Adding files to a section in your portfolio

  1. Open your Mahara portfolio and click ‘Edit this page’
  2. Each block in your page has two icons (configure and delete) you need to click the ‘configure’ icon which will take you to your Mahara file area

configure icon

  1. Click the expand the Files area, tick the ‘upload files’ checkbox and then click ‘Choose files’
  2. Navigate to and select the file(s) that you want to upload, then click ‘Open’
  3. The file(s) will be uploaded to your Mahara file area where they will be stored
  4. Click the ‘Save’ button at the bottom of the window
  5. Your portfolio page will open and you’ll see a link to your file(s) in the block you added the file(s) to

Removing files from a section in your portfolio

  1. Follow steps 1 & 2 above
  2. You will see all files that are currently linked to the block at the top of your Mahara file area
  3. Locate the file, click the ‘Remove’ button, then scroll down and click ‘Save’

remove file

  1. Your portfolio page will open and you’ll see that the link to the file has been removed from the section
  2. Click ‘Done’ to close

Deleting files from your Mahara file area

When you add a file to a block on your portfolio page the file is stored in your Mahara file area and a link to the file is displayed in a section on your portfolio page. This means that if you remove a file from a block in your portfolio, the file will still be stored in your Mahara file area.

To delete a file from your Mahara file area:

  1. Login to LS and click the Mahara link
  2. Click ‘Content’ then ‘Files’ to access your Mahara file area
  3. Locate the file and click the ‘X’ button to delete it

Watch the video to see this in action

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Tracey Eaton

Digital Innovation Technologist

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