Mahara 16.04 is flash without Flash

 

Catalyst is pleased to announce the latest version of Mahara.

Mahara is an open source ePortfolio system for which Catalyst is the maintainer. This release follows the successful October 2015 release, in which Bootstrap was introduced. Now, the flash-based media player has been replaced by a modern HTML5 alternative to allow the playback of video and audio on all devices. Mahara also comes with built-in functionality to display Open Badges, which can be used as micro-credentials and other displays of learning.

Altogether, 458 changes – new features and bug fixes – have been made for this release, and people from all corners of the world contributed to the code base, translations, and user manual.

For a quick overview of the most important new features of Mahara 16.04, you can watch this short video.

For more information on installing Mahara, please see the release announcement.

If you are interested in learning more about Mahara, please get in touch with us at mahara@catalyst.net.nz. As main support and development company for Mahara, Catalyst is your ideal partner to support your ePortfolio project from the start.

The Catalyst core Mahara team also offers support if you need short- or long-term assistance for your current site. Please take a look at our support packages.