A First Glance at PebblePad (Introductory Training)
PebblePad was adopted at the beginning of the 2016/2017 academic year as Duke’s ePortfolio tool. PebblePad allows students, faculty and staff to create websites, blogs and reflections to share privately or publish for public audiences such as potential employers.
Because materials can be gathered easily for review, instructors and advisors can develop an ongoing dialogue with students about their learning and track student progress at the course and department level. Another feature is the ability to request an alumni account after leaving the university.
There are faculty mentors available to work with individuals and departments to create resources and get up and running in PebblePad. Please note, during this implementation year, some aspects of introducing a new tool to Duke are being addressed, such as technical integration and support.
Questions about PebblePad should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this training, Amy Anderson, a faculty mentor for PebblePad, will walk you through creating your first portfolio items in PebblePad, plus how to create assignments for students (or others) to complete. In addition, she will explore the reasons to utilize PebblePad for reflection and for student stories of learning. You can either bring a laptop or use a lab computer.