Logging into Mahara
Mahara at the University of Bath can be accessed in two ways.
- Visit Mahara directly using this web link: https://mahara.bath.ac.uk
- Visit Moodle (https://moodle.bath.ac.uk) and select Mahara from the drop-down menu under Useful Links
Use your university login details (username and password) and click Login.
Setting up your profile page
Your Profile area stores your contact and personal information, and it can be helpful to set this up (in a similar way to Moodle) to enable others to recognise you. Each profile field 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.
Your profile page is public, in the sense that by default, it can be viewed by anyone who is logged into Mahara at the University of Bath.
Note about privacy: Be very vigilant with your private information. Think carefully about what you share and who with. Please discuss this with your students also, as they need to think carefully about their digital privacy.
Complete the form fields with the information you want to add, making sure to click Save.
Adding a Profile image
You can upload up to 5 profile images.
The images you wish to use must be between 16×16 and 1024×1024 pixels in size. Ideally, your profile images are square. Please use an image editing software before you upload your images to reduce a photo’s dimensions to the required ones.
The recommended size of your profile image is 100×100 pixels. Then the image looks good on your profile when you want to include it there and in the smaller sizes around Mahara.
The profile images that you wish to upload to Mahara must be available on your local computer. Choose one image at a time to upload. You can also give it a title.
- User menu > Profile pictures
The dashboard is the first page you see on logging into Mahara. You can arrange the items on the page to suit your preferred way of working. For example, you might want to see your inbox, or portfolios that have been shared with you.
The sidebar blocks are not editable.
- Click Edit Dashboard to arrange it the way you would like.
Setting up email notifications
You are, by default, notified of relevant activity in your Mahara Inbox.
However, you can change your notification preferences so that you receive an email instead.
- User menu > Settings > Notifications
- Change your preferences and click Save (at the bottom of the page).