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Announcements

May 2, 2018

For instructors who are using PebblePad, you may be wondering about the look and feel difference between Pebble+ (the portfolio creation side of PebblePad) and ATLAS (the assessment side of PebblePad). This blog post will shed some light on the development of ATLAS which is being undertaken as we speak. Also, PebblePad was updated on April 30th, with some minor improvements for all users. The release notes for this update provide more information.


January 29, 2017

An update to PebblePad will be rolled out February 1. This update will add enhancements to the system including more options when embedding web content (you will not be limited to YouTube) and an optional word count feature for Templates with large text areas. For more detailed information, please see the PebblePad Update Document (PDF). We expect this update to occur early next week with a minimal interruption for users on PebblePad at 5 AM.


November 29, 2016

Forthcoming updates to PebblePad! Collaboration will now be available for users on the system, by selecting the "I Want To - Share With People" option you will be able to give the person you are sharing with the same power you have as a creator. While we believe that this feature will greatly enhance the PebblePad experience, all users should be aware that they should only collaborate with people they know! If two users are collaborating and editing at the same time, resources or assets are locked to the first person who accesses it, with the second in read-only mode. The second feature also is an improvement to portfolio building, and PebblePad now allows anyone to add a template as a page within a portfolio. This allows the user to continue to work on a portfolio without leaving the portfolio itself to edit a template response. We expect this update to occur early next week with a minimal interruption for users on PebblePad during the early morning hours.


August 4, 2016

Training sessions for instructors wanting to use PebblePad in the Fall or Winter semester, register now at: http://avenue.mcmaster.ca/help/form-training.php. If these sessions do not work for your schedule, do not hesitate to contact lp.support@cll.mcmaster.ca to book a one-on-one session. Also, for Faculty planning on using PebblePad platform, let us know so that we can ensure that your enrollments in PebblePad are as up to date as possible.



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