2Tools used at VU for learning online (eLearning) MYVU PortalOne-stop login to access timetable, grades, Blackboard(WebCT),My ePortfolio, Lecture Recordings and moreBlackboard (WebCT)Learning Management SystemMy ePortfolio (PebblePad)Online digital portfolio, ePortfolio System, Personal Learning SpaceRE:VU (Lectopia)Lecture recordingsTurnitinAssignment submission / plagiarism checkingBlackboard CollaborateVirtual Classroom, virtual meeting space
3MYVU PortalMYVU Portal is your gateway to a range of Victoria University tools.This includes eLearning tools (Blackboard/WebCT, My ePortfolio/PebblePad), learning support (SNAPVU) accessing grades, exams and timetable information.
5What is My ePortfolio (PebblePad)? PebblePad is VU’s ePortfolio system. You can use this to:Log and track skills, abilities, competencies and professional developmentCreate work placement journals, reflective journals, CVs and portfoliosReflect on the skills and knowledge you gain while undertaking your course and/or other outside opportunitiesShare files with othersPublish items for assessmentPresent work for accreditation or employment purposesAccess, add thoughts and update anytime, anywhereUse the iPhone app for uploading photos from your iPhone and updating your blog while on the go
6How do I get access to My ePortfolio? As a student, you automatically gain access, regardless of the course you are enrolled in. You can choose to use this for personal and professional development as well as course workAccess to My ePortfolio is via the MYVU Portal, under ‘My Learning’You need to log in to PebblePad (by clicking the My ePortfolio link and launching PebblePad) at least once for your account to be created/activated at VU.
7How do I login?Login at with student number (s ) and MYVU Portal passwordThe default password for first use is Tempddmmyyyy (date of birth), otherwise it is your AD password (ie: same as computer login and )Self-service password reset options: secret questions, SMS password to mobile phone, send password toNeeds to be changed every 60 daysContact Student Services for password resets:Phone (or phone ITS on and choose the MYVU Portal option)Go to ASKVU website to post a question or use chatVisit a Student Service Centre on campus
8How do I login?Login via MYVU Portal at go to ‘My Learning’ and select ‘My ePortfolio’View a brief YouTube video on how to login and access My ePortfolioIf you experience login issues, contact Student Services ( )If you experience technical issues (eg: PebblePad will not load), contact ITS Service Desk ( )
9PebblePad is a Personal Learning Space PebblePad (My ePortfolio) is a Personal Learning Space, which makes it different to a Learning Management System such as Blackboard.In PebblePad, you control your space and can use it for course, professional or personal purposesAll content you create is private unless/until you share or publish itYou control what permissions others have, whether they can view, comment, or collaborate on the content/assetAll your work is private by default so it is up to you to share and submit work in order for your teacher or others to view it
10My ePortfolio (PebblePad): Key Terms Asset – anything you create or upload to PebblePad, including blogs, files, webfolios, photos, etc. These are saved into the asset store. All assets are private by default.Blog – online journalWebfolio – an online portfolio or website. Used to present work.Tag – used to categorise and search your assets. Used instead of folders. You can add multiple tags to the same asset.Gateway – Used by some teachers for course delivery and assessment. You will be instructed by your teacher if they want you to use or publish work to a Gateway.
11My ePortfolio (PebblePad): Common Asset types File – any file you upload using ‘upload file’Blog – Online journal. A collection of thoughts/reflectionsCV - An digital resume. Anything you add to ‘About me’ can be reused in a CV. Can be downloaded/exported, printed or ed for sharing with othersThought – small note. Any blog post is also saved as a thoughtWebfolio – A collection of pages and assets built into a website for presentation
12My ePortfolio (PebblePad) ExamplesPebblePad portfolio exemplars (examples of work created by a range of PebblePad users including students, teachers and others)