Karuta is a flexible tool for the incremental prototyping and the diffusion on the web of digital portfolios or eportfolios for various purposes; showcase portfolio, learning portfolio, assessment portfolio.

Design your own portfolio process!

An open source software, Karuta is a flexible tool for the incremental prototyping and the diffusion on the web of digital portfolios or eportfolios for various purposes (showcase portfolio, learning portfolio, assessment portfolio).

Simple

The T&L designer can quickly build a portfolio template by creating pages and adding different resources (text, documents, comments, etc.) assigned to various roles (student, evaluator, etc.).

Flexible

Karuta has no a priori structure. The T&L designer has full control and can build sophisticated portfolios and workflows. No developers are required.

Iterative

Karuta is built for quick iterations. Design a portfolio, test it in faculty meetings, make changes, run a small pilot.

Powerful

Karuta has advanced features like proxies, parts (for creating user menus), and peer evaluation. A script language is available for batch creation. New features will be available soon like reporting, LEAP2A exporting, HTML publishing, resume, etc.

Complete

Karuta can be used for learning portfolios, assessment portfolios, accreditation, and presentation portfolios (coming soon).

Technology

jQuery javascript front end, Twitter Bootstrap, MySQL (Oracle), IMS LTI, REST API, LEAP2A.

For more information on Karuta, contact karuta-enquiries[at]apereo[dot]org.

Karuta is currently progressing through the Apereo Incubation Process. You can see details of this here

Download Karuta from ePortfolium or View in GitHub

The Karuta Incubation Record is here.

News

Announcing the Release of the Karuta Open Source Portfolio Version 2.2

Karuta offers a simple and flexible way for portfolio designers to customize portfolio workflows for learning, assessment, reporting, and showcasing. This fifth release of Karuta has undergone extensive testing and includes many features useful for a full implementation. 

Announcing the Release of the Karuta Open Source Portfolio Version 2.0

Karuta project, under the umbrella of the Apereo Foundation, is pleased to announce the release of version 2.0 of the Karuta Open Source Portfolio.

Announcing the Release of the Karuta Open Source Portfolio Version 1.2

This third release of Karuta includes numerous user interface enhancements, as well as new functionalities that significantly expand the portfolio processes supported by Karuta.

Update from the Fall 2015 Karuta Meeting in Montréal

Members of the project team for the Karuta Open Source Portfolio met at HEC Montréal in Montréal, Canada, September 28 to October 1, 2015.

Announcing the Release of the Karuta Open Source Portfolio Version 1.1

This second release provides a much richer set of functionalities to support our core mission of providing simple and flexible tools to make learning more visible and reflective.

Karuta Portfolio Demo

A recording of an OSP Community Meeting demonstration of Karuta, a portfolio application from the University of Montreal (formerly known as WAD) that can be LTI-enabled in Sakai.