PebblePad Project

About the PebblePad project

After issuing a request for proposals for a new ePortfolio platform through a project jointly sponsored by the Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) and Information Systems and Technology (IST), the University of Waterloo chose PebblePad as Waterloo’s new ePortfolio system. Learners at the University of Waterloo have been working with ePortfolios for over 12 years to articulate experiences, achievements and learning, with the process of learning emphasized as being as important as its product.

In addition to CTE and IST, the project brought together interested parties from the Centre for Extended Learning (CEL); the faculties of environment, engineering and science; the schools of accounting and finance, social work, public health, pharmacy and optometry; EDGE (UWaterloo's experiential education certificate program) and WatPD (professional development for staff); the library; the co-operative education office and the student success office. Representatives from these groups joined a highly engaging and interactive week-long implementation and training session facilitated by PebblePad.

Courses and programs currently using ePortfolios will gradually move to the new system in 2019/2020. New users will come onboard as support and system knowledge solidifies.

 For more information, contact Katherine Lithgow.


Date Description
Spring 2019

Over 30 staff and instructors participate in Introduction to PebblePad workshops. Courses and programs integrate PebblePad into spring term offerings.

Winter 2019

Staff and instructors integrate PebblePad into Winter course offerings.

Fall 2018 PebblePad implementation begins. Instructors and staff begin training to use the platform.