About this demo site

Mahara is a fully featured web application to build your electronic portfolio. You can create journals, upload files, embed third-party resources from the web and collaborate with other users in groups.

This site runs Mahara Mahara 20.04, which was released on 29 April 2020. Please refer to the Mahara manual to learn more about the Mahara features and how it works.

This demo site will reset itself once a day at 8 p.m. (New Zealand). All content will be erased then and only the pre-configured content will be available.

If you want to keep the personal portfolios you created before the reset, please export them in Leap2A under My Portfolio -> Export to be able to import it into another Mahara later on. You cannot save institution or group settings and content.

Demo accounts

All demo accounts have the password "MaharaDemo".

Usernames (and role within the system):

  • admin (institution admin)
  • student (regular user; has most data)
  • learner (regular user)
  • staff (institution staff)
  • sitestaff (site staff and institution admin)



Develop your portfolio

Create your electronic portfolio in a flexible personal learning environment


Control your privacy

Share your achievements and development in a space you control


Find people and join groups

Engage with other people in discussion forums and collaborate with them in groups