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Step-By-Step Install Guide Mahara ePortfolio & Integration with Moodle LMS v1.0

Step-By-Step Install Guide Mahara ePortfolio & Integration with Moodle LMS v1.0

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Published by Kefa Rabah
Introduction
Mahara is an open source e-portfolio system with a flexible display framework. Mahara, meaning 'think' or 'thought' in Te Reo Māori, is user centered environment with a permissions framework that enables different views of an e-portfolio to be easily managed. Mahara also features a weblog, resume builder and social networking system, connecting users and creating online learner communities.

The ePortfolio option allows you to collect, reflect on and share your achievements and development online, in a space you control. The networking option allows you to create online communities and social network through Groups, Blogs and Forums.

Moodle is a free and open source e-learning software platform, also known as a Course Management System, Learning Management System (LMS), or Virtual Learning Environment. Moodle is designed to help educators create online courses with opportunities for rich interaction. Its open source license and modular design mean that people can develop additional functionality. Development is undertaken by a globally diffused network of commercial and non-commercial users, streamlined by the Moodle Company based in Perth, Western Australia.

Hands-On Labs Session
In this Hands-on manual, you will learn to setup your own Mahara ePortfolio server and integrate it with Moodle LMS. We assume that you know how to install and configure Linux CentOS-5 server, and also how to install and configure Moodle LMS on Linux. In this lab session, you learn how to install and configure Mahara on Linux CentOS-5. Next, I will show how to integrate it with Moodle LMS using SSO via XMLRPC authentication scheme. The entire hands-on lab was done using VMware, however, you can also use any other virtual machines like MS VirtualPC, Linux Xen, or VirtualBox from Oracle. Upon completion of this hands-on lab session you should have gained expertise and skills to plan design implement and deploy your own Mahara ePortfolio and its integration with Moodle LMS.
Introduction
Mahara is an open source e-portfolio system with a flexible display framework. Mahara, meaning 'think' or 'thought' in Te Reo Māori, is user centered environment with a permissions framework that enables different views of an e-portfolio to be easily managed. Mahara also features a weblog, resume builder and social networking system, connecting users and creating online learner communities.

The ePortfolio option allows you to collect, reflect on and share your achievements and development online, in a space you control. The networking option allows you to create online communities and social network through Groups, Blogs and Forums.

Moodle is a free and open source e-learning software platform, also known as a Course Management System, Learning Management System (LMS), or Virtual Learning Environment. Moodle is designed to help educators create online courses with opportunities for rich interaction. Its open source license and modular design mean that people can develop additional functionality. Development is undertaken by a globally diffused network of commercial and non-commercial users, streamlined by the Moodle Company based in Perth, Western Australia.

Hands-On Labs Session
In this Hands-on manual, you will learn to setup your own Mahara ePortfolio server and integrate it with Moodle LMS. We assume that you know how to install and configure Linux CentOS-5 server, and also how to install and configure Moodle LMS on Linux. In this lab session, you learn how to install and configure Mahara on Linux CentOS-5. Next, I will show how to integrate it with Moodle LMS using SSO via XMLRPC authentication scheme. The entire hands-on lab was done using VMware, however, you can also use any other virtual machines like MS VirtualPC, Linux Xen, or VirtualBox from Oracle. Upon completion of this hands-on lab session you should have gained expertise and skills to plan design implement and deploy your own Mahara ePortfolio and its integration with Moodle LMS.

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Global Open Versity ICT Labs
Install Guide Mahara & Integration with Moodle on Linux v1.0
© April 2007, Kefa Rabah, Global Open Versity, Vancouver Canada
www.globalopenversity.org 
EBT105 – Web Content Management Training
 
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Global Open VersitySystems Integration Hands-on Labs Training Manual
Step-By-Step Install Guide Mahara ePortfolio& Integration with Moodle LMS on Linux
Kefa RabahGlobal Open Versity, Vancouver Canada
krabah@globalopenversity.org www.globalopenversity.org 
Table of Contents Page No.
STEP-BY-STEP INSTALL GUIDE MAHARA EPORTFOLIO & INTEGRATION WITH MOODLE LMS ONLINUX 2
 
Introduction 2
 
Hands-On Labs Session 2
 
Part 1: Mahara Install Prerequisites 3
 
Step 1: Enabling Cookies on Firefox 3 and IE8 3
 
1. Cookie Settings on Firefox3 on Linux 3
 
2. Cookie Settings on IE8 on Windows 4
 
Step 2: Create Mahara Database 5
 
Step 3: Download and install Mahara: 5
 
Step 4: Create Mahara Home Directory 7
 
Step 5: Install Mahara 10
 
Part 2: Integrating Moodle with Mahara 17
 
Step 1: Enable SSO: Mahara 19
 
Step 2: Configuring the XMLRPC Plugins 20
 
Step 3: Enable SSO: Moodle 22
 
Step 4: Advanced SSO: Mahara 31
 
Step 5: Creating a new User in Moodle & SSO into Mahara 34
 
Part 3 SSO into Moodle from Mahara 36
 
Step 1: Configure Peer services from Moodle 36
 
Step 2: Configure Network Authentication from Moodle 38
 
Step 3: Configuring SSO Authentication on Mahara to enable SSO into Moodle 40
 
Step 4: Creating Account in Mahara to SSO into Moodle 41
 
Part 4: Troubleshooting 44
 
Step 1: Troubleshooting Mahara Installation and Configuration. 44
 
Step 2: Troubleshooting SSO Authentication from Mahara to Moodle 44
 
Part 5: Hands-on Labs assignments 45
 
Web Content Management Training 45
 
Linux Administration Training 45
 
A GOV Open Access Technical Academic Publications
Enhancing education & empowering people worldwide through eLearning in the 21st Century
 
 
Global Open Versity ICT Labs
Install Guide Mahara & Integration with Moodle on Linux v1.0
© April 2007, Kefa Rabah, Global Open Versity, Vancouver Canada
www.globalopenversity.org 
EBT105 – Web Content Management Training
 
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Global Open VersitySystems Integration Hands-on Labs Training Manual
Step-By-Step Install Guide Mahara ePortfolio & Integration withMoodle LMS on Linux
By Kefa Rabah,krabah@globalopenversity.orgSept 3,, 2010GTS Institute 
Introduction
Mahara
 is an open source e-portfolio system with a flexible display framework. Mahara, meaning 'think' or 'thought' in Te Reo M
ā
ori, is user centered environment with a permissions framework that enablesdifferent views of an e-portfolio to be easily managed. Mahara also features a weblog, resume builder andsocial networking system, connecting users and creating online learner communities.The ePortfolio option allows you to collect, reflect on and share your achievements and developmentonline, in a space you control. The networking option allows you to create online communities and socialnetwork through Groups, Blogs and Forums.
Moodle
is a free and open source e-learning software platform, also known as a Course ManagementSystem, Learning Management System (LMS), or Virtual Learning Environment. Moodle is designed tohelp educators create online courses with opportunities for rich interaction. Its open source license andmodular design mean that people can develop additional functionality. Development is undertaken by aglobally diffused network of commercial and non-commercial users, streamlined by the Moodle Companybased in Perth, Western Australia.
Hands-On Labs Session
In this Hands-on manual, you will learn to setup your own Mahara ePortfolio server and integrate it withMoodle LMS. We assume that you know how to install and configure Linux CentOS-5 server, and alsohow to install and configure Moodle LMS on Linux. In this lab session, you learn how to install andconfigure Mahara on Linux CentOS-5. Next, I will show how to integrate it with Moodle LMS using SSOvia XMLRPC authentication scheme. The entire hands-on lab was done using VMware; however, you canalso use any other virtual machines like MS VirtualPC, Linux Xen, Citrix XenServer, or VirtualBox fromOracle. Upon completion of this hands-on lab session you should have gained expertise and skills to plandesign implement and deploy your own Mahara ePortfolio and its integration with Moodle LMS.Some of the related links that you may need to get you started are listed below:1.Install Guide Linux CentOS5 Server  2.Step-by-step Install Guide for Moodle with Dimdim Web Meeting 3.Step-by-step Install Guide Moodle on Linux with Sclipo Live Web Class 4.Using Webmin and Bind9 to Setup DNS Server on Linux 

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