• Accessibility

    Folioz aims to be usable by as many individuals as possible, including those with disabilities or special needs. Creating accessible web content is a requirement in many countries. In order to provide international guidelines, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) were created. There are three conformance levels under the WCAG 2.0, the latest edition of the guidelines: A, AA, and AAA. Each level requires conformance with previous levels and includes its own specific guidelines for how websites should be made accessible.

    If you come across accessibility issues, please file a report in our bug tracker and tag the item “accessibility”.

    If you are a screen reader user, you can use the following access keys to navigate the main menu items in Folioz:

    Regular user interface:

    • d:Dashboard
    • c: Content
    • p: Portfolio
    • g: Groups
    • a: Administration

    Administrator interface:

    • a: Admin home
    • c: Configure site
    • u: Users
    • g: Groups
    • i: Institutions
    • e: Extensions
    • h: Return to site
  • Assessment

  • Creating a Resume

    A video tutorial on creating a resume on Folioz.
  • Creating a Resume in Folioz

    A video tutorial on creating a resume on Folioz.

  • Dashboard

  • e-Portfolio: Market Yourself

  • e-portfolios for starters

    Animation showing the advantages of owning and using an e-portfolio

  • Folioz

    If you’re wondering what Folioz or an ePortfolio is, why you might want one and what it can do for you, then read on – you’re about to find out.

    At the simplest level, Folioz is two things: an ePortfolio and a social networking system combined. An ePortfolio is a system in which students can record “evidence of lifelong learning” – such as essays, artwork or other such things they produce that can be stored digitally. Such things are known as artefacts in Folioz. Social networking systems need little introduction – think Bebo, Facebook or MySpace. Basically, they give a way for people to interact with their friends and create their own online communities.

    But Folioz is much more than just a place to store files. Folioz also includes blogging, a résumé builder, journals, and groups, and Coursez (Moodle) integration.

  • Folioz

  • Folioz e-Portfolio

    "Various definitions exist of term e-portfolio. There is an emerging consensus that the term encompasses both product and process: 

    Behind any product, or presentation, lie rich and complex processes of planning, synthesising, sharing, discussing, reflecting, giving, receiving and responding to feedback. These processes - which we refer to as 'e-portfolio-based learning' - are the focus of increasing attention, since the process of learning can be as important as the end product."


  • Framework

    With Folioz, you control which items and what information within your portfolio other users see. Such items and information are termed artefacts. To facilitate this access control, all artefacts you wish to show to other users need to be arranged into one area. In Folioz this compilation of selected artefacts is called a ‘page’. You can have as many pages as you like, each with a different number of artefacts, intended purpose and audience. Your audience, or the people you wish to give access to your page, can be added as individuals or as a member of a group. It can even be made publicly available.

    For example you could create:

    • a page for your friends and family that includes holiday photos and a personal journal
    • a page for your tutor, which includes assessments and your reflective learning journal
    • a page to showcase your best pieces of work and your résumé for potential employers
    • ...

    A single page or a collection of pages can make up your portfolio. Unless artefacts are placed in a page, they are not visible to anybody but you. You can use files that you uploaded or journal entries you wrote in as many pages as you wish. You only need one copy of your artefact.

    Imagine you collected all your artefacts in a shoe box. Whenever you have a new artefact, you add it to the shoe box. When you are ready to create your portfolio, you take a look at the artefacts in your shoe box and choose those that you want to make available on a portfolio page. You can arrange the artefacts on that page to your liking.

    The diagram below of example artefacts, pages and groups illustrates how content in Folioz can be shared and reused in different contexts and for different audiences.

    mahara framework

  • Groups

    Groups in Folioz

  • JISC - Stories of e-Portfolio Implementation - Southampton Solent University

    e-Portfolios can help students make the smooth transition into the next stage of their careers.Southampton Solent University have integrated the Mahara e-portfolio system with their virtual learning environment.

    The University encourages students to use their e-portfolios to prepare for job applications.

    For a transcript of this video, please visit:http://www.jisc.ac.uk/eportimplement

  • JISC - Stories of e-Portfolio Implementation - University of Edinburgh

    The University of Edinburgh recognises the value of e-portfolios in developing graduate attributes. These include students' ability to self-assess, communicate, develop a professional identity and reflect on their learning.In 2008 the University engaged in a year-long procurement process to find an e-portfolio tool that could be offered as a central service.

    For a transcript of this video, please visit:http://www.jisc.ac.uk/eportimplement

  • JISC - Stories of e-Portfolio Implementation - University of Wolverhampton

    At the University of Wolverhampton, tutors are pioneering new directions for e-portfolios using the personal learning space -- Pebble Pad.Use of PebblePad is supported by a central Institute for Learning Enhancement.

    Staff at the Institute were initially looking for an alternative to paper-based portfolios in personal development planning.

    For a transcript of this video, please visit:http://www.jisc.ac.uk/eportimplement

  • JISC e-Portfolios Birmingham Case Study

    E-Portfolios play an increasingly important part in effective student learning. At Birmingham City University, the Mahara e-porfolio system has been successfully integrated in to learning, teaching and assessments in different disciplines.

    In this first year business and marketing class, students are getting their first taste of using Mahara for personal development.

    For a transcript of this video, please visit:

  • Mahara

  • Mahara Administration Explained

    This is a quick overview of e-portfolio at Burnside High School

  • Open Badges in Mahara and Moodle - Kristina Hoeppner

    iMoot 2014 session recording.

  • Profile

    Content → Profile

    Your Profile area stores your contact and personal information. Each of the profile fields can be considered separate artefacts which you can add independently to your profile page or any portfolio page. Thus, you can reveal as little or as much information about yourself to others as you wish.