5. Groups

Groups in Mahara can be used for collaboration among users as they offer the possibilities to

  • discuss topics in forums
  • create and edit pages together
  • share files
  • share pages
  • submit pages for assessment


Groups can be created by every user, staff or administrators only. The site administrator decides that in Site Administration -> Configure Site -> Group Settings.

The Groups menu has a number of sub menus:

  • My Groups: Displays the groups that you administer or in which you are a member. You can create new groups from here if you have the appropriate rights.
  • Find Groups: Lists all groups in the system and allows you to join or request membership in them if groups allow that.
  • My Friends: Displays your friends and gives you easy access to their profile pages.
  • Find Friends: Search for users in Mahara that you may wish to add to your friends list.
  • Shared Pages: Lists the pages that were shared with you directly, with you as a friend or member of a group.
  • Topics: Shows the latest discussion topics in your groups.