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Get started with PebblePad v5

1. Introduction

This guide provides an overview of PebblePad version 5, which replaced version 3 for all users on 1 August 2017. During the upgrade, existing PebblePad content was migrated into the new version. Note, some users had already been using version 5 for a while.

PebblePad v5 interface

This change will not affect the ATLAS assessment space used by staff.

2. What is PebblePad?

PebblePad is an e-portfolio system, providing a personal learning space where users can record and reflect upon their learning. PebblePad have created a series of short videos to help you get started.

Students can use PebblePad to create rich content such as multi-page portfolios, single pages and blogs to showcase their work. 

Get creative options

They can start from scratch by clicking Get Creative, or use a template from the Resources Store.

Get started options

Over time, your students will build a list of assets that they have worked on. They can tag each asset to make it easier to find related content at a later date.

Asset list

Everything your students create in PebblePad is private until they choose to share it. Sharing options include submitting for assessment, publishing to the web, or providing a link for individuals or groups.

Share options

3. What's new in v5?

Intuitive navigation
The new interface is clean and user-friendly. The menu icon (three bars) at the top left provides quick access to assets, resources, file uploads and PebblePad help materials.


Improved editing tools
It is now easier to add a variety of content, such as banners, text boxes, images and videos. When you have added a content item, you can click and drag to position these on a page. 

Add content buttons

Drag and drop uploads
The upgrade to PebblePad v5 also enables drag and drop file uploads for added convenience.

Drag and drop upload

Improved user interface across devices
PebblePad v5 provides a consistent look and feel across devices. It uses HTML5 technology, making it fully compatible with mobile devices.

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Page last updated: 23/11/2017

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