A dedicated and supported e-portfolio tool at the University of Bath. Mahara allows staff and students to build an online collection of reflections and digital artefacts. Staff can build and share templates to support reflective learning. All staff and students can access the software using their University log in.
For more information and case studies read our Mahara e-portfolios page
One Note Class Notebook
An online notebook for taking personal, collaborative and meeting notes, part of the Office 365 suite. Class Notebook allows staff to distribute content for students to work on (individually or in groups). Shared content can be form the basis of a reflective portfolio.
For more information and case studies read our Microsoft OneNote and Class Notebooks page
Choosing a tool
An e-portfolio is an online collection of reflections and digital artefacts (such as documents, images, blogs, resumés, multimedia, hyperlinks and contact information). Learners and staff can use an e-portfolio to demonstrate learning, skills and development and record achievements over time to a selected audience. In addition, an e-portfolio can be used to enhance employability, to present and showcase their accomplishments and expertise to potential employers, facilitate reflection on career aspirations and prepare themselves for job interviews.
Mahara is an e-portfolio tool. OneNote ClassNotebooks is not an e-portfolio tool, but can be used as one.
Take a look at our detailed feature comparison to help you select a tool which works in your context.
A note on summative assessment
Neither Mahara nor Class Notebooks include direct assessment features (such as grading tools, managing extensions, similarity checking etc).
For summative assessment of Mahara e-portfolios, we recommend that students upload a link to their Mahara portfolio to a Moodle assignment submission point. For summative assessment of OneNote portfolios, students can export their notebook as a PDF for upload to a Moodle assignment submission point (although there are some known issues converting symbols to PDF).