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1 My ePortfolio (PebblePad) Student Guide

2 Tools used at VU for learning online (eLearning)
MYVU Portal One-stop login to access timetable, grades, Blackboard(WebCT), My ePortfolio, Lecture Recordings and more Blackboard (WebCT) Learning Management System My ePortfolio (PebblePad) Online digital portfolio, ePortfolio System, Personal Learning Space RE:VU (Lectopia) Lecture recordings Turnitin Assignment submission / plagiarism checking Blackboard Collaborate Virtual Classroom, virtual meeting space

3 MYVU Portal MYVU 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.

4 My ePortfolio (PebblePad)

5 What is My ePortfolio (PebblePad)?
PebblePad is VU’s ePortfolio system. You can use this to: Log and track skills, abilities, competencies and professional development Create work placement journals, reflective journals, CVs and portfolios Reflect on the skills and knowledge you gain while undertaking your course and/or other outside opportunities Share files with others Publish items for assessment Present work for accreditation or employment purposes Access, add thoughts and update anytime, anywhere Use the iPhone app for uploading photos from your iPhone and updating your blog while on the go

6 How 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 work Access 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.

7 How do I login? Login at with student number (s ) and MYVU Portal password The 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 to Needs to be changed every 60 days Contact 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 chat Visit a Student Service Centre on campus

8 How 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 ePortfolio If you experience login issues, contact Student Services ( ) If you experience technical issues (eg: PebblePad will not load), contact ITS Service Desk ( )

9 PebblePad 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 purposes All content you create is private unless/until you share or publish it You control what permissions others have, whether they can view, comment, or collaborate on the content/asset All 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

10 My 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 journal Webfolio – 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.

11 My ePortfolio (PebblePad): Common Asset types
File – any file you upload using ‘upload file’ Blog – Online journal. A collection of thoughts/reflections CV - 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 others Thought – small note. Any blog post is also saved as a thought Webfolio – A collection of pages and assets built into a website for presentation

12 My ePortfolio (PebblePad)
Examples PebblePad portfolio exemplars (examples of work created by a range of PebblePad users including students, teachers and others)


14 How do I get further support?
Learning and Teaching Portal: PebblePad website: PebblePad help: Click the ? Icon while in PebblePad to view resources, guides and help videos

15 How do I get further support?
MYVU Portal password reset: Contact Student Services Phone or Visit Visit a Student Service Centre on campus PebblePad and computer issues: ITS Service Desk: Phone

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