One of the least understood things in Mahara is the potential for using groups as an assessment mechanism. I think this is because of two reasons:
- The documentation about this feature on mahara.org is not great, something I’ll rectify shortly after making this post (if I can stay awake), and
- Those who sign up for a free demo Mahara account anywhere won’t get to see the feature, as you need an Admin user to set up the special group types that can be used for assessment.
For a while its struck me as a shame that this is the case as I think it is one of Mahara’s better kept secrets, so I have finally gotten around to putting together a presentation on how it all works, why you should care and what would make it better in future.