The best way to use Mahara is on a laptop or PC, however it can be used with mobile devices, but with restrictions.
- Using the app
The app is designed to just collect evidence (images, videos, audio etc) and upload it to your Files area. You can also write journal entries that will be added to your journals area.
Data can be collected without the use of internet, then synced with your account when you have a stable connection.
- Using your browser
The browser version allows for entering data into the various sections of your content area, but the experience of creating and editing Pages and collections is somewhat limited.
Read on for more information.
Using your device's browser
You can use Mahara to a certain degree from a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet that has internet browser capabilities. Depending on the device, not all functions may be available to you.
Mahara comes with a responsive design. The purpose is to provide the best viewing experience on any device, but in particular mobile devices. Furthermore, certain functionality is not available on a mobile device if it does not allow for it, e.g. the use of the visual editor.
Mahara Mobile App
Get the app:
Mahara Mobile is an app that allows you to collect your learning evidence on your handheld device to easily upload it into Mahara. You can use the app offline during the collection process and only need an internet connection for uploading to your Mahara site.
That way, gathering evidence out in the field, in rural areas, at sea, in space, or even close to home if you have a very weak signal. Once you have access to a good internet connection again, you can upload your previously gathered content.
On Android devices, you can upload any file: images, video, audio, documents from Google Drive and so on. On iOS devices, you will only be able to upload images and videos due to the restrictions from iOS.
You can also draft journal entries and then continue writing them on Mahara or publish them.