We are finding the ease of use and integration with Mahara a big bonus for Moodle. Our teachers are now exploring creating portfolios with students and having mahara tied in is really nice. The latest version of Mahara is exceptional. If you tried it in the past and weren't impressed try it again. The project is coming into it's own and is very, very nice! Lots of great new features and the new elementary bootstrap theme is colorful, bright, and inviting.
In your profile you mentionned Mahara has social features. Could you explain how you use those? For social features, we sometimes use Facebook but would prefer a Moodle-integrated solution.
Nice video Chris; thanks for sharing. I envy you using Mahoodle with schools - in my old school before I joined Moodle, the Moodle/Mahara meld was very popular. I haven't looked at Mahara for a few years but I like the improved appearance I can see in your video so I'll go and check it out again.