FAQs

PebbleGo
Are there teacher resources available for PebbleGo?

Yes, all of the documents are stored within our Capstone Community. Once you are logged in, click on the Resources tab, then choose "Lesson Plans & Activities." In the middle of the page are all of folders for PebbleGo modules!

How can my students access PebbleGo at home?

To take full advantage of PebbleGo, it is strongly encouraged that students access this valuable resource at school and at home. To access PebbleGo at home, the students can simply go to PebbleGo.com and type in the username and password for your school. This will allow them the exact same access as in school.

Once I place the order for PebbleGo, what happens next?

Once Capstone receives the order, Customer Service will contact you if there are any questions. If there are not any questions with the order, within 5-7 business days, you will receive a Welcome E-mail from Customer Service confirming your username, password and URL.  Once you have this information, you can begin using PebbleGo.

Is there a list of the articles included in the PebbleGo database?

Yes, we do.  You can view the list of articles for each database by clicking on this link:  https://www.pebblego.com/info/documents.html ​

Are MARC records available for PebbleGo?

Customized MARC records are not available for PebbleGo. However, a generic MARC record file is available for the customer to upload into their library automation system. This file will only bring the user to www.pebblego.com and then they will have to key in their specific username and password.  Files can be found at https://www.pebblego.com/welcome_pgo/welcome_pgo.html or https://www.pebblegonext.com/welcome_pgo/welcome_pgo.html.

PebbleGo Next
Is there a way to configure PebbleGo Next so my students don’t have to type in their username and password?

Yes. Under the “User Access” tab, you’ll find an SQS link, also known as a quick login link. This is a link that you can use to allow students to access PebbleGo Next without having to type in the username and password.
Note: If you’re posting this link on a school website, make sure that it’s not a website that can be accessed by members of the public, as posting a quick login link where others can find it will violate your license agreement.

How do I set up bookmark for easy access to PebbleGo Next?

You can bookmark your quick login link to the browser on your school’s computers, or bookmark it to the desktop on your mobile devices so that students can choose it in the same way they choose an application. To do so, copy your quick login link to the clipboard and open the browser. You may be able to directly bookmark a URL without loading the page, however if you don’t see a long series of letters and numbers after the characters “/?sqs=” your quick login link may not work in the bookmark.

Make sure you test your quick login link bookmark after you’ve made it.

iPad

  1. If bookmarking the SQS link, copy the SQS link to your clipboard, and then turn off internet connectivity for the device.

  2. Open Safari and navigate to PebbleGo Next or paste the SQS link into the URL bar.

  3. Hit the Share button at the bottom of the screen in the middle. The share button represents a page with an arrow coming out of it

  4. You’ll see nine icons – three rows of three. The middle icon in the middle row should show the message “Add to Home Screen”. Tap this icon.

  5. You’ll be asked to edit the site’s name, so feel free to modify if necessary, then click the “add” button in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

  6. If you turned off internet connectivity, turn it back on.

  7. Tap on the link to verify that it brings you to PebbleGo Next. If you bookmarked the SQS link, your students will be automatically logged in.

  8. The webpage can now act like an app for your students.

Android (instructions may vary based on device)

  1. Open your web browser and navigate to PebbleGo Next or paste the SQS link into the URL bar.

  2. Tap the menu at the upper right-hand corner of the screen represented by three dots in a vertical column.

  3. Tap the star symbol to create the bookmark.

  4. You will be brought into a menu to edit the bookmark. If you’re bookmarking an SQS link, highlight the URL to the right of the word “Address” and paste the SQS link into this field.

  5. If you see a “save” link at the bottom right, tap that link.

  6. Navigate to your bookmarks in Chrome (an easy way to do this is to open a new tab and tap the “Bookmarks” link at the bottom left of the screen)

  7. Locate the bookmark you just created and tap and hold the bookmark. From there you will see another menu. The bottom option in the menu is “Add to home screen”. Tap this option.

  8. Tap on the link on your home screen to verify that it brings you to PebbleGo Next. If you bookmarked the SQS link, your students will be automatically logged in.

Can I control how my school accesses PebbleGo Next?

Yes. You can control how your school accesses PebbleGo under the User Access tab, by changing the teacher username and password as well as the student username and password. To change the login information, type your desired username and password in the fields and click the yellow “Update” button.
Note: Changing the username or password will also change the auto login URL which could break bookmarks you or other school staff have made on browsers or tablets.

Do you have a list of the articles included in the PebbleGo Next database?

Yes, we do.  You can view the list of articles for each database by clicking on this link: https://www.pebblegonext.com/info/documents.html ​

My school uses a firewall. Are there any addresses that need to be whitelisted on the network?

Yes.  In some cases, you may experience problems with some of the pages loading if your school is filtering traffic on your network.  Please ask your IT or network team to white list (allow access) to these two domains - d15sxt00f9r9sy.cloudfront.net and assets.PebbleGoNext.com.

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