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Add Showcase Folder to Mahara Portfolio

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Add Showcase Folder to Mahara Portfolio

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  • You can either create your own page, or click on “Shared with Me” and select a preformatted page from the list.
    • For many of your pages, you will be able to select a preformatted page to save yourself lots of time.
    • If you select a preformatted page, you will need to click on the “Edit Page” link in the top right corner.
    • If you create a new page, it will automatically open in edit mode.
  • When your page opens in edit mode, you will see several editing tabs for different options.

mahara edit content

  • You can edit the title and description and layout at any time. See the “Edit Title and Description” instructions for detailed use.
  • Go to EXTERNAL CONTENT and then drag and drop the “External resource block” anywhere on the page. You can always move it later.
    • Refer to EDIT LAYOUT for information on how to edit the page columns.

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  • Once you drop the block, you will see this page of options:

mahara ex resource

  • In the Block title, you can type the name of the folder you are sharing. Leave the next two boxes unticked.
  • To get the URL, you need to return to Google Drive, right-click on the folder you are going to share, select share and then copy the URL from the top of the window (Click here to see how to share).

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  • Copy the LINK TO SHARE, and paste it in the URL box in Mahara.
    • You can also share the link via the other tools listed underneath the link (Gmail, Google Plus, Facebook, Twitter). This adds content to your profile and makes you look good.
      • To get people to visit your site, you need to have something for them to look at.
      • You can also use this method to share work with colleagues through Google Plus. See sharing with Google Plus.
  • Click on Save. You will see this on your page:

mahara folders view

  • SAVE. DONE.
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