New Look & Feel and Features in Mahara 17.04
To show you some new user experiences Mahara 17.04 has to offer, a presentation was added to the page "ATS2020 User Support - Guides for Tools". Most important: a new, app-style menu and a new overview over your ePortfolio pages. Of course, we are not the only ones offering an insight into new features of the upgrade. Here is a video of Mahara-frontwoman Kristina Hoeppner (from Catalyst, NZ) with the News.
Mahara 17.04 and ATS2020
ATS2020 Office 365 Portal
The new dashboard for Mahara
EIS for ATS2020
The EIS testing platform is provided by Innove, the Estonian partner of ATS2020. It was developed on basis of functional requirements for the pre- and post-test for the quantitative pilot evaluation ATS2020. An internal page (accessible only for ATS2020 partners) collects administration guidelines and a range of introduction material provided by key partners of WP2 (tools development) and WP5 (pilot evaluation). If you are not registered on Mahara,but a partner of ATS2020 and want to have access to the page, please use the secret URL provided on Sharepoint (-> finalized Documents -> D.5.1 B).
EIS for ATS2020
Platforms and Tools for ATS2020
The ATS2020 learning platforms are set up on
Both platforms can be combined or used as stand-alone platforms.
The ATS2020 pilot evaluation platform is based on the Estonian EIS testing system.
Access to the platforms is restricted to partners, teachers and students of the ATS2020 project.
Implementation Plan for O365 based Learning Platform
An implementation plan for the O365 based learning platform is available via Sharepoint (access restricted to ATS2020 partners). It will be delivered as D. 2.3.1.
2 PROJECT MANAGEMENT
2.1 PROJECT TEAM
2.2 IMPLEMENTATION PHASES
2.6 MAJOR TASKS
3 OFFICE 365 EDUCATION PLAN
3.2 SERVICES INCLUDED
3.4 DURATION OF SERVICE
4.1 DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATION AND DNS HOSTING
4.2 USER REGISTRATION
4.3 USER LOGIN AND LANDING PAGE
4.4 TEACHER DASHBOARD
4.4.1 User profile
4.4.2 File repository
4.4.3 Teacher Journal, My Learning and ePortfolio
4.4.4 Digital learning space for class
4.4.5 Formative and summative assessment
4.4.6 Communicate with others
4.4.7 Contact for support
4.5 STUDENT DASHBOARD
4.6 LEARNING ANALYTICS
The first Mahara environment was set up as an Institution of http://mahara.eufolio.eu, basing on Mahara 1.9.2. The environment (an institution offers almost the same look and feel as setting up an entirely new Mahara site) was created in October 2015 in order to have a platform for the trainers' workshop in connection to the ATS2020 partner meeting in Krems (November 2015). The trainers were able to comment on functionalities via a Trainer Online Forum in order to see, whether the platform is acceptable for the ATS2020 pilot and the trainers and teachers involved and in order to single out development needs.
After working with the institution ATS2020trainer on "Mahara I" until March, 2016, an entriely new and updated Mahara was set up for the ATS2020 partners and trainers: http://mahara.ats2020.eu (Mahara version 15.10.1). The most important groups and activities, such as the Working Activities of the trainers' workshop in Krems (Nov. 2015) were rebuilt and adapted.
Further adaptations will comprise translations of parts of the Mahara user interface to languages of the partners who are going to work with Mahara, a new dashboard for Mahara in order to allow better overview for teachers and learners and single sign-on options for the use of Mahara with Office 365 and Moodle.