Introduction to PebblePlus (CTE7527)Export this event to calendar

Monday, July 27, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Location: Online 

Facilitator: Katherine Lithgow (Centre for Teaching Excellence)


"ePortfolio practices help students develop capacities such as purposeful inquiry, mindful reflection, and the intentional integration of learning from different contexts, both school based and experiential. Optimally, students work on these issues, not just in a single course but recurrently, at multiple "touch points" over time. Students who engage in these practices graduate better prepared to both apply and continue their learning in their roles beyond college" (Schneider, 2018, p ix).

This session will provide a brief overview of PebblePad, reviewing some of the features inherent in the platform including PebblePad templates, workbooks, and portfolios. In addition, we’ll discuss how these features can scaffold and support learning. The session will include a hands-on opportunity to use some of the features that support assessment and interaction amongst peers. Participants will explore how these features might facilitate learning in their own contexts.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Access the PebblePad platform
  • Add assets to PebblePad and tag accordingly
  • Share with and provide comments to peers' assets
  • Create portfolios, templates and workbooks
  • Locate help resources in PebblePad Learning Centre
  • Identify features in PebblePad that could be integrated to support learning and program outcomes in programs and/or courses.
  • Identify next-steps for exploring how PebblePad might facilitate inquiry, reflection and intentional integrative learning in your program or course


Schneider, C.G. (2018) Foreward: How ePortfolios are changing the meanings of student success. In B. Eynon  & L. Gambino (Eds.), Catalyst in Action: Case studies of high impact ePortfolio practice. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

Please note: This session (CTE7527) is replacing CTE7501 and CTE7502, the same material will be presented and if you have already completed either of these, you do not need to complete CTE7527.


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