26 Apr

Like being in a candy store

Yesterday was ANZAC Day in New Zealand and it was flanked by two Mahara-related events for me:

  1. MUG (Mahara User Group) online meeting at 6 a.m.
  2. Eportfolios in focus webinar at 10 p.m.

For both I was asked to give a presentation on new features in Mahara 1.5 which we released last week. The time slot available in the MUG meeting was a short one whereas I had 45 minutes altogether in the evening webinar to present some new features and also answer questions of users.

So many things to try

So many things to try

While preparing both presentations, I was very torn between a number of features that I wanted to highlight as there are so many that are really cool. So it was like “I want this and this and this and this” like a child in a candy store. Fortunately, all the features I presented are built into Mahara by default. It’s just that I had to make a tough selection for the presentations.

I was happy to have had the opportunity to talk about some new features and share my enthusiasm for this new version of the open source ePortfolio system Mahara with others.

Both were recorded. Once the link to the Eportfolios in focus webinar is available, I’ll post it.

If you want to find out about these and many other new features in Mahara 1.5, you can for example: