Friday, February 27, 2009

Moodle 2.0 Alpha and Mahara ePortfolio Integration

Adam Contois and I are really, really excited about the possibilities associated with Moodle 2.0 and its new integration with the fantastic ePortfolio solution, Mahara. Moodle 2 is still in alpha, but Adam recently set this up here on our LAN so we could demo its integration with Mahara and Google Docs. Right now we only have it setup with the capability for students to copy and push files from the Moodle virtual learning space over to their ePortfolio in Mahara and their Google Docs. We're scratching the surface of single sign on integration between Moodle 2 and google apps for education network and we're also looking at some of the other 3rd party integration features (flickr, Amazon S3,, etc).

I've said it before at this blog, but I think we to think differently about assessment (even beyond rubrics) as school 2.0 continues to emerge and develop. Authentic student ePortfolio spaces should be a major component of this paradigm shift.

Major, major props to both the Mahara and Moodle open source communities for their outstanding work on this project.

The screencast below is pretty low budget, but hopefully it gives you a better idea of what this integration looks like.


  1. Anonymous8:26 AM

    Thanks for putting this together! Nice video, and just what I need when trying to convince my institution to adopt both. Thanks again.

  2. Matt, just letting you know that I have used your simple post on mixing Moodle, Google and Mahara toshare with NZ school at

    Thanks, Paul.

  3. Paul, Thank you for taking the time to comment and I'm glad this resource is of use with your work. I'm thrilled to hear that. I really looking forward to deeper integration between Moodle, Mahara, and Google Apps when Moodle 2.0 comes out of alpha/beta (although we will be in no rush to upgrade our current 1.9+ moodle network as we want to make to get burned if Moodle 2 is unstable).