How to attach files - Mahara

How to attach files - Mahara
This is one of several short notes covering the area of including other content into your portfolio that you
have created or found outside of Mahara. This particular note covers the topic of how and when to attach
Within Mahara, files are most often attached to either a Note or a Journal Entry. This note covers
attaching files to a Note.
1. You will need to add a Note to your page. To do
this, open up your portfolio page. Start by clicking
on the Portfolio link from the Dashboard page
(Figure 1)
Figure 1: Portfolio link
2. From the list of pages find and click on the page
called ‘Completed Tasks’ (Figure 2)
Figure 2: Completed Tasks link
3. We will include a Note block into this page.
Start by clicking on the grey ‘Edit this page’
button located in the top-right of this page
(Figure 3). The two-column layout we set up
earlier for this page is fine so we will now add a
Note block to this page.
Figure 3: Edit this page button
Version: 1.0 - 2015/16
Author: CPE - TEL Team
4. Click on the General icon from the editing
menu on the left-hand side of the screen.
This will open up a list of options beneath it
(Figure 4) . Now click and hold down the
mouse over the Note icon/text and drag the
Note block onto a suitable location on your
page and let go of the mouse.
Figure 4: Adding a Note
5. This will then show the Note configuration
screen (Figure 5). Type My first note into
the Block title box and some text into the
Block content area. Then, to attach your
file(s) click on the grey ‘Add a file’ button in
the lower-left of the screen and choose
where this file is coming from in the Files
o My files: You see all the folders and
files that you have created.
o Upload file: Here you may upload a
new file if it is not already in your
My files area (as described in the
advice sheet about organising an
managing your files). Don’t forget
to place any new uploaded files into
a suitable folder.
N.B. Please ignore Institution files and Site
files for the moment.
Figure 5: Note configuration screen
When ready, press the green Save button at
the bottom-left of the screen
Version: 1.0 - 2015/16
Author: CPE - TEL Team
4. You will now be placed back on your main page
and your new Note block will be visible (Figure
The Attached files header displays the number
of files that are attached (far right-hand side,
after paper clip) and a chevron at the left to
show the list of files or collapse the list back.
Figure 6: Note block with attached file(s)
N.B. This is the recommended way to include PDF files on your page. PLEASE do NOT embed PDF files
onto a page as this will cause the built-in PDF viewing component to try and display the whole PDF file on
page load resulting in slow performance, particularly where there are several PDF files embedded in this
Version: 1.0 - 2015/16
Author: CPE - TEL Team