User Guide/0 Introduction/Definitions
The Mahara user manual moved to http://manual.mahara.org
Some useful definitions in the context of using Mahara:
ePortfolio - An electronic portfolio is an online collection of reflections and digital artefacts that students and staff can use to demonstrate their development over time to various audiences. Wikipedia has a page on ePortfolios.
Artefacts – Artefacts are items and information that ePortfolio users can create both within and outside of their portfolio. Within Mahara Artefacts include images, documents, blogs, personal information and resumé information.
View – A "web page" that gives users the chance to show off artefacts in their portfolio to others.
Groups – Collections of users, gathered around a common purpose or task. Users can collaborate on creating group Views, and build their community through Group Forums.