Once a student leaves your organisation, they will lose access to your Moodle site, which means they will no longer have access to their content in Mahara.
To give the students their data, they can download it and then upload it to another ePortfolio, or download it as HTML, and see the content in a web browser.
The two options available are – Leap2A and HTML.
- Leap2A enables you to download your Mahara content, and upload it to another ePortfolio that accepts this format (for example to PebblePad, or another institution’s Mahara).
- HTML format downloads the content in 'web pages' format that you can see in a browser.
eWorks' advice is to ask your students to export their content while they have access to your Moodle – in one or both formats. The process to export in Leap2A is:
- Go to your ePortfolio
- Click on Portfolio> Export
- Choose Leap2A format
- Select what you want to export
- Check whether to include comments
- Click on Generate export
The student can then upload this zip file, for example to PebblePad, or another institution’s Mahara.
Should your students lose access to Moodle before they download the Mahara content, there is an option for you to download content for them. With your admin account, you can use the ‘log in as’ option in Mahara, then use the above process to download their Mahara content.
Another thing you may think of doing is to delete users in Mahara that no longer have access to the site as a clean-up process– see http://manual.mahara.org/en/16.10/administration/users.html#delete-users. Note that “When you delete a user account, all personal data is wiped from the system. This applies to everything that is in a user’s Content and Portfolio area. This action cannot be undone. The user’s contributions in groups, e.g. forum messages, uploaded files and pages created in a group, are still available, but are made anonymous by changing the name to “Deleted user” as author where an author is shown.” If you did this, then you would first need to ensure you no longer need access to the assessment items.