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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: If these sessions do not work for your schedule, do not hesitate to contact 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.

May 5, 2016

PebblePad has updated the Template and Workbook creators so that they meet the look and feel of the rest of Pebble+. New functionality in Templates allow for students to upload Media to a Template or page in a Workbook. This functionality is a vast improvement for those who are wanting a guided experience but allowances for students to customize particular pages of the Workbook. Progress Tracking is a new feature of Workbooks that allows the user to check off completion of pages and view progress in the Asset sidebar. Portfolios and other submissions to Atlas can be exported as PDF. For full release notes please visit: PebblePad Release Notes for Version 1604.

March 28, 2016

Welcome to the new login page for the Learning Portfolio at McMaster University. To access your personal Learning Portfolio - please login using the Login button at the top of the screen. For assistance using the Learning Portfolio, the Help button at the top of the screen will take you to our support wiki, which has useful tips for Instructors and Students. If you get an error logging into the Learning Portfolio, contact technical support at: which will open a ticket with McMaster's Learniing Technologies team.

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