3.7. Notes

Content → Notes

Notes are bits and pieces of text that you can re-use from one portfolio page in another. These are the text boxes that you could not save in versions prior to Mahara 1.5.

3.7.1. View your notes

Though you cannot create notes directly from this page, you can edit your notes. Their content will be changed wherever that note is used.

Notes in the Content area

Notes viewed in the Content area

  1. Note: This column contains the titles of the notes where they appear for the first time.
  2. new in Mahara 1.8 Titled: This column shows the title of the text box blocks so that you can find the requisite note more easily esp. when you changed the title considerably.
  3. The Contained in column lists all the pages in which this text box is used. It is matched up with the Titled column.
  4. new in Mahara 1.8 Attachments attachment: This column displays the number of attachments you have per note.
  5. Click the Edit button edit to make changes to the note. Beware that any changes you make here are made to all instances of the note.
  6. Click the Delete button delete to permanently delete the note. This action cannot be undone and all instances of the note are deleted from portfolio pages.
  7. When you submitted a portfolio page that contains notes, you cannot change the note’s content or delete it until the page is released again.

3.7.2. Edit your notes

You can edit your notes to make changes to them.


When you make changes to a note from this page, all instances of this note on any portfolio page will be affected.

Edit a note

Edit a note

  1. Title: The title of your existing note is displayed.

  2. Note: The content of your note is displayed. If you make changes here, they will be applied to all instances where the note appears.

  3. new in Mahara 1.8 Tags: Enter tags to find your text box more easily at a later stage. Separate your tags with commas. If you already have tags, you can click on the link Show my tags and select the ones that you think will fit for this collection as well. They will be entered into the text field for you.

  4. License: You see this field if the site administrator turned on license metadata. Choose the license for this note. You can set your default license in your account settings.

  5. Advanced licensing: You see this option if the site administrator turned on license metadata. If you click it, you see two additional license fields, “Licensor” and “Original URL”, that you can fill in if this in not your own note or if you had published it elsewhere before.

  6. new in Mahara 1.8 Attachments: Attach files to a text box as additional evidence for the text you are writing.

    See also

    When you edit your note, you can attach files or remove files as you would do on the File(s) to download block.

  7. Allow comments: Tick this check box if you want to allow others to leave comments on your note.

  8. Click the Save button to keep your changes or click the Cancel button to abort your changes.

See also

You can watch a demo of this feature (for Mahara 1.5) in action.