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Mahara ePortfolios Beginner's Guide by Derrin Kent, Thomas Bell, Richard Hand

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Writing in your journal

Have you ever kept a handwritten diary or created a blog? In this section, you are going to learn how to do something similar by creating a journal in Mahara and by writing journal entries. You are not going to publish these journal entries yet, that will come later.

What is a journal in Mahara?

In the past, the journals in Mahara were referred to as blogs, which I am sure many of you are familiar with as a term. It seemed like a good match given that blogs are widely considered to be a form of online diary.

In fact, the word blog derives from the combined words web and log , for example:

web + log = weblog

Think of a log as in:

"Captain's Log, Stardate 43198.7. The Enterprise remains in standard orbit ....".

Whilst this is ...

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