Mahara: How to copy, edit and share a portfolio collection

Students creating a Mahara portfolio often need to copy a portfolio page or as in this example a collection of pages that have been setup by their tutors.

This tutorial takes you through the steps needed to copy a collection of portfolio pages (BEd Primary/Early years in this example) and share it with tutors.

Copy collection

    1. Login to LS and click the Mahara icon
    2. Click ‘Portfolio’ – ‘Collections’ – ‘Copy a collection’
    3. In the ‘search’ box enter the name of the collection you want to copy and click ‘go’
    4. The search will return a list of pages belonging to the collection. Click the ‘Copy collection’ option

copy collection

Edit the collection name

  1. Click in the ‘Collection name’ box and add your name before the collection title
  2. Click the ‘Next: Edit collection pages’ button, then scroll down and click ‘Done’
  3. Click on the name of your collection to open it
  4. To move between pages in the collection:
    Click the ‘Next page’ & ‘Previous page’ buttons, or
    Click the down arrow of the ‘Navigate to page’ feature

Edit page names

Some of your pages may have v.2, v.3 etc. appended to the page title. To remove these:

  1. Click ‘edit page’ and then ‘edit title and description’
  2. Delete the v.2 or v.3
  3. Click ‘Save’
  4. Click ‘Display page’
  5. Navigate to the next page and repeat steps

Share your collection with tutors

Once you have set your portfolio up, it is important that you share it with your tutors. To do this you need to:

  1. Open your portfolio collection, click ‘Edit this page’ and then ‘Share page’
  2. Click the ‘Share with’ down arrow and select ‘groups’
  3. Enter the name of the group you want to share with  (e.g. (2015/16) BEd Primary/Early years Year 1 (staff))
    1. As you you begin to enter the name of the group, partial matches will display.  Keep typing until you see the correct group and then click to select it


  1. Then click the ‘Save’ button


Watch the video below to see this in action



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Tracey Eaton

Digital Innovation Technologist

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