Better privacy, commenting, credentialing and reporting features
Philadelphia, PA – (June 24, 2019) – Today at ISTE19, bulb Digital Portfolios, a modern learning tool for students and teachers, announced that embedded Google files will replicate as PDFs and be stored for life in their bulb Asset Library. The company also released updates to commenting, analytics, badging and credentialing.
“We’re increasing the power of bulb to support learning needs today and into the future. The enhanced features help students build positive online behaviors, manage privacy and encourage meaningful collaborations.” said Eric Goldreyer, CEO of bulb Digital Portfolios. “We believe your work should never be lost. Our latest integration with Google delivers on this promise.”
Launching later this summer is bulb’s newest Google integration, which will replicate and store embedded Google Drive files as PDF’s in their bulb Asset Library. It will allow users to keep content after losing access to a school-based Google account. Existing integrations include single sign-on, access to Google Drive for embedding documents and loading photos from Google Photos. Using the new Google Classroom integration, students create in bulb and turn-in work via Google Classroom, documenting learning over a lifetime. For an overview of bulb’s integrations with Google, you can watch this video.
New features added include:
- Private and public feedback: Comments can now be set to public or private. This nurtures dialog essential to learning, while giving users full control over the privacy of their work.
- User insights and analytics: Page views, likes and comments will lend users more intelligent insight into how others are interacting with their content.
- Badging and credentialing via Badgr: Educators can now showcase badges and credentials earned via Badgr, amplifying their professional development efforts.
About bulb Digital Portfolios
bulb is an award-winning digital portfolio simple enough to be used from K-8, beautiful enough for high school, college and career pursuits and powerful enough to use for a lifetime of learning. Over one million bulbs have been created by students and educators from more than 120 countries. bulb is ad-free, complies with global data privacy and security policies and doesn’t sell user information to 3rd parties. bulb integrates with most LMS or SIS systems, including Microsoft Office 365, Google, Canvas, Schoology and Blackboard. bulb partners with Clever and ClassLink to provide single sign-on functionality. Learn more at bulbapp.com.