PebblePad v5 – Coming to a University near you soon….
In June this year we are planning to update our ePortfolio system PebblePad to the new version PebblePad v5. The new version has an updated, restyled interface and a new dashboard landing page. There have been lots of positive comments flying around the PebblePad community about this new version and we are looking forward to letting you guys loose on it in the summer!
At the end of last year Mari Cruz (Educational Design & Engagement team) and myself met with our PebblePad user group to discuss the upgrade plans. We showed them our plans and had a discussion around the best date, the month of June was settled upon quite quickly and chat turned to what it looks and feels like. A brief demo later and we had everyone in the room keen to sign up to the familiarisation phase. This phase allows users early access to v5 to see the changes for themselves, ask questions and look at how their course or school resources look in the new version. It will also help with prepping documentation and any help resources they have related to Pebble+.
Note that I said Pebble+ v5 there, not just a slip up on the keyboard. The majority of the interface changes will happen to the Pebble+ side of the application not ATLAS. ATLAS is the assessment side of PebblePad and while interface changes will happen to this part of the system there will not be a full ATLAS interface update.
Currently in January we are letting our merry group of users in the familiarisation phase get used to the system and ask any questions of us ahead of a more concentrated drive to engage all our users prior to the upgrade. Exciting times for the ePortfolio service team!
If you have any queries about the upgrade then drop us an email through the IS Helpline, we are always happy to chat everything PebblePad.
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