Welcome to Mahara, Bournemouth University's ePortfolio tool

IMPORTANT: Mahara ePortfolio system will be unavailable on 6 September 2022

The Mahara ePortfolio system will be unavailable on 6 September 2022, 08:00 to 17:00 whilst essential maintenance is being completed.

If you have any queries or concerns please contact the IT Service Desk.

Mahara is a tool used to build and display your ePortfolio.

  • An ePortfolio is a collection of your reflections and experiences held together in one place online.
  • Its purpose is to demonstrate your learning, skills, development and to record your achievements over time.

You can choose to share your e-Portfolio with different audiences. For example you could create:

  • a page for your tutor, for assessment which includes reflection
  • a page to showcase your best pieces of work and your CV for potential employers etc.
  • A single page or a collection of pages can make up your portfolio.

Note: You may continue to use Mahara after you have completed your course but if your account is not used for more than 6 months it will be de-activated. If you require your account to be re-activated just contact the IT Service Desk on 01202 965515 or freephone on 0808 196 2332.