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

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Institutions

We will discuss institutions in Mahara with the help of the following sections.

What is an institution?

An institution is a sub-division of a Mahara site that can have its own administrators. The four main advantages of using institutions are:

  • A consortia of different institutions can share a common user base on a single Mahara site. This allows users to network with others across institution boundaries.
  • A Mahara site administrator can devolve much of the responsibility for user management to institution administrators.
  • Each institution can be given its own theme.
  • Each institution can have its own preferences, such as authentication methods and whether or not to show public pages and the online users side block.

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