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MyPortfolio upgrade: what’s new?

Aurelie11 April 2022

Our eportfolio system MyPortfolio is powered by the open-source platform Mahara.

On 26 May 2022, MyPortfolio was upgraded to Mahara version 21.10. This means we’re bringing you new functionalities and improving features such as competency frameworks, general usability improvements as well as making MyPortfolio more user-friendly.
Here’s a non-exhaustive list of improvements:

SmartEvidence (competency framework) for group templates

A SmartEvidence framework can be added to a group portfolio used as template for the creation of personal portfolios.

Exports improvement

Decide whether you want to include or exclude private comments from your portfolio export to retain the original setting on private comments and not make them viewable by others.

Collapsible page comments

When you open a page, the comments area at the bottom of a page, when the portfolio author allowed comments, is collapsed per default to save space.

MyPortfolio collapsible comments feature

MyPortfolio collapsible comments

Skin stays with copied page

When you copy a page or a collection that has one or more skins applied to its pages, the skins come along with the pages if they are public or site skins that you are allowed to use.

Accessibility bug fixes

Accessibility bugs were fixed towards compliance with WCAG 2.1.

 

For more details, you can review the MyPortfolio Mahara Manual.


21.10 Mahara video from https://manual.mahara.org/en/21.10/new.html 

If you have any question regarding setting up eportfolio activities or assessment, don’t hesitate to contact me : a.soulier@ucl.ac.uk .

 

Moodle 2.8 – Summer 2015 upgrade

Domi C Sinclair27 May 2015

For the attention of all UCL Moodle teaching and support staff.

Moodle Summer Upgrade 17 to 22 July 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 17:00 on Friday 17th July 2015 Moodle will be made unavailable to allow the yearly snapshot copy to be created. Once the process is compete the snapshot will be made available for staff and students, this is expected to be completed by 17:00 on Saturday the 18th July 2015.

We will also be taking this opportunity to perform our yearly upgrade of the Moodle system as previously advertised. The live Moodle service will be returned to service no later than 10:00am on Wednesday the 22nd July 2015, although it is expected that the upgrade will be returned to service earlier than this time. However we need to include an “at risk” time to account for a full restoration of the service if something was to fail with the planned upgrade. We will keep you notified as to when Moodle will become available over the upgrade weekend via the ELE blog (blogs.ucl.ac.uk/ele) and out Twitter channel (@UCL_ELE)

For new Moodle upgrade features and changes please see the New Features page Moodle Resource Centre wiki.

If you would like to find out more about the Moodle snapshot (formerly the Moodle archive), including its intended purpose and how you can hide content, please visit the Moodle Resource Centre wiki for more information.

What do I have to do?
If your module ends before the upgrade and you would like the snapshot copy to be made available then no further action is required.

What if my course(s) doesn’t finish before the upgrade?
We recognise that not all Moodle courses will end before the 17th July. Some run into August/September and others may run later, several times a year or never stop. More information on the process of requesting a manual snapshot can be found in the Moodle Resource Centre wiki on the Manual Moodle Snapshot page.

What happens after the snapshot?
Once you have a snapshot copy of your course we strongly recommend you take some time to consider resetting and reviewing your course so it can be used for the next cohort. For more information on preparing your Moodle course for the next academic year, see the following: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/staff/e-learning/tools/moodle/procedures/preparing

To see the snapshot (formerly archive) for yourself, visit: http://moodle-archive.ucl.ac.uk

All times are for the UK (BST), for other locations please convert: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

Moodle outage – Tuesday 25 October 2011

Matt Jenner19 October 2011

Moodle will be unavailable between 8am and 9am, and should be considered at risk until 10am, on the 25th of October.

This is a short message to give further details on the upcoming UCL Moodle outage.

We are upgrading the service to fix a few small issues which have been found in the software, there will be no noticeable changes. If you find behaviour is altered after the upgrade you’ll need to contact the Learning Technology Support Service.

Regards,

Matt Jenner

www.ucl.ac.uk/ltss