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Mahara 1.6, the open source ePortfolio and collaboration tool, has met its release date target and went live last week with 32 new features and over 130 bug fixes.

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31 October 2012

Mahara 1.6, the open source ePortfolio and collaboration tool, has met its release date target and went live last week with 32 new features and over 130 bug fixes.

The Mahara team is happy to announce some great new features in Mahara such as:

  • a responsive design which is well suited for working with Mahara on mobile devices
  • user-defined URLs which make them human-readable
  • expanded statistics about the use of individual features in Mahara
  • an enhanced mobile API which is currently implemented in MaharaDroid 2.0 (not released yet)

For a more complete list of highlighted new features as well as a full list of bug fixes, please see the release notes.

Catalyst is proud that a number of its clients contributed to the development of new features and / or the fixing of existing bugs and agreed to make these available in the core software. We would like to thank the following clients for funding Mahara work that was carried out by Catalyst:

In addition, two Catalyst clients, Deltak edu and the University of the Arts London, contributed code to Mahara 1.6 themselves.

Mahara is used around the world by educational and other institutions to support learners and staff in the creation of portfolios and to allow them to collaborate on projects. In New Zealand, Mahara is widely known in schools as MyPortfolio.school.nz. Over 1,150 schools have already signed up for this service which allows students and teachers to keep their portfolio in one place throughout their time at school.

In April 2012 with the release of Mahara 1.5, the project team decided to move to a six-monthly release cycle to allow new features to be made available to the community faster.

The work on the next version of Mahara has already started, and it can be expected in April 2013.

ENDS

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NZ