Mahara is a software for creating and managing e-portfolios in an online community. E-portfolios use new media to implement the old concept of portfolios. E-portfolios are network-based collection portfolios that integrate various digital media and services. Students create and maintain an e-portfolio as a digital repository of the various materials and media they have created during a course or throughout their studies, as well as for self-presentation. Students can use the e-portfolio to demonstrate competences and reflect on their learning process. The materials created can be used as examination results.

Our service for you

The service offers users:

  • provision of the platform
  • maintenance and update support of the platform
  • media didactic advice on the use of Mahara
  • Mahara can be accessed via the Moodle homepage after logging in.

Login via Moodle*

* By clicking on this button, you confirm that you have taken note of the conditions for using this service.

This service is free of charge.


The service can be used by:

  • Students, lecturers, staff and guests with a currently valid personal university login.
  • Faculties and institutions of the University of Leipzig
  • Cooperation partners of the University of Leipzig who are part of the DFN- or eduGAIN-federation
  • Scientific institutions of Leipzig, Saxony and the Central German region with a cooperation agreement
  • General internet connection
  • Web browser

The use of the service requires compliance with the following regulations:

  • For all services of the University Computer Centre, the IuK usage regulations of the University Computer Centre of the University of Leipzig apply in principle. Misuse of services of the University Computer Centre may lead to the termination of the usage permit and, if applicable, to criminal proceedings.

IuK user regulations of the URZ

  • Information Security Regulations and Data Protection Regulations of the Department for Data Protection and Information Security of the University of Leipzig

Information Security Regulations
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Principles of information security

Data protection regulations
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  • The Data Protection Officer of the University of Leipzig must be consulted when personal data is collected.
    If you have any questions about data protection, please contact the Data Protection Officer of the University of Leipzig.
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Mahara is only accessible after logging into Moodle. You will find a link to Mahara on the right hand side of the Moodle home page under "Network server Mahara e-portfolio".