PortfolioUP 2.2 now available for download

by Kien Vu, 3 comments

About PortfolioUp

PortfolioUP is an image (and now video) uploader developed by Brightcookie for Mahara users. Images (and now videos!) are loaded directly from a learner’s mobile device into their ’My Portfolio > My Files’ directory in Mahara.

New features of PortfolioUp 2.2

  • Upload images and video from  iPhone/iPad library
  • Record and upload videos and images from iPhone/iPad camera
  • Use the Mahara mobile upload function (no installation of an additional plugin on your Mahara server)
  • Add title, desciption, tags to uploads
  • Create new folders for uploaded images/videos
  • Works with 3G and Wifi connection

Portfolio 2.2 has been tested on iPhone and iPad devices.

More about PortfolioUP

a moss covered tree in a forestIf a learner is a student with access to Mahara, PortfolioUP will be immediately useful.  The easiest way to understand why is to imagine you are a learner yourself.

Let’s pretend you are studying horticulture or … something with trees.

Imagine you are walking around the park and find a particularly beautiful tree. What a great example! Just what you needed for your latest portfolio. Take a quick snap with your mobile device, upload the image direct to Mahara’s ‘My Portfolio’ and you’re done.

Whatever you like the look of, wherever you are – so long as you have your mobile to hand – one quick snap, and you’re away.

Of course, the first time, you’ll need to provide Mahara’s URL and your username and password, but you can save that information and future uploads will be faster than you can blink!

Download PortfolioUP

PortfolioUP is available for download for use on iPad and iPhone from the iTunes App Store.

Android users: PortfolioUP will soon to be available for download from Google Play. For the moment Android users can contact us and we will send you a zipped file for installation or download from here.


Mahara administrators to turn on the Mobile upload function in Mahara

Mahara users need to set their own Mobile Upload Token in their account settings

How to use PortfolioUP

On your mobile device

  1. Download the app from your device’s app store, such as:
  2. Add your details to the Login Settings (and Save)
    • Mahara URL (eg.
    • Username
    • Input Token
  3. Acquire an image or video by either:
    • Taking one using the camera
    • Choosing an existing one from your library
  4. Review the photo in Preview and, if all looks good…
  5. Input image title and description
  6. Click Upload (this step can take a little time)
  7. Click OK
  8. You’re all done.  Now you can either
    • Acquire and upload another image or video
    • Go to your portfolio on Mahara to view your uploaded item.

In Mahara

To view your uploaded image or video in your Portfolio:

  1. Log in to Mahara (eg.
  2. Click on My Portfolio
  3. Click on My Files
  4. Your image or video awaits you!

screenshot of an image that was uploaded to Mahara from PortfolioUP


  • Melissa Markle 3 months ago Reply


    We’ve recently started to allowing our students to upload to their portfolios using their mobile devices and have found Portfolioup to be by far the most reliable and easy app we’ve been testing.

    Our tests on the iphones and ipads ran so smoothly that we were not prepared for the headache of testing Maharadroid. In over a week of testing my colleague and I have been unable to upload anything using Maharadroid. We were so happy when we discovered PortfolioUp for Andriod and extremely happy we were when we managed to upload something from our Android devices.

    Unfortunately it wont let up upload from the library, which is very frustrating, as out student want to use it during field work where they can’t always access a network of any kind. Could you let me know if the App is still in development?



    • Catriona Ward 3 months ago Reply

      Hi Melissa

      Thank you for your comments. The good news for you is that we are in the process of developing the next version of PortfolioUP. It is to be called ExperienceUP and extends the features of PortfolioUP even further. More information about ExperienceUP can be found at

      In the meantime, we will have a look at the upload from library error that you are experiencing.Feel free to contact us via phone or if you would like some more information.


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