PebblePad News

Updates from PebblePad HQ plus the lowdown on our work out in the field with our fantastic customers.


PebblePad helps shape the conversation around the ethical use of data

FEBRUARY 12th 2019

Tuesday 12th February 20191/1/2100 12:12:00 PM

As a company committed to being part of important edtech conversations we are delighted to see our contribution in the ALT response to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Data Analytics and their inquiry into the future of technology & data ethics. Read more about the inquiry and our contribution to the conversation.


New blog post - Three ways to build sustainable change in Higher Education through the use of technology.

FEBRUARY 1st 2019

Friday 1st February 20191/1/2100 12:12:00 PM

Here at PebblePad we think about sustainability as making smart choices in everyday practice and we believe technology has a big part to play. That's why our latest blog post offers three ideas, supported by some award-winning examples of practice, on how to build sustainable change in Higher Education through the clever use of technology.


New blog post - Five learner-centred strategies to boost student engagement and retention.

OCTOBER 25th 2018

Thursday 25th October 20181/1/2100 12:12:00 PM

In our recent review of teaching and learning strategies from 50 universities across the globe, student retention featured at the heart of many of the strategies. Indeeds, 72% of strategies from universities outside of the current top 100 rankings had retention as a focus area. The latest PebblePad blog post offers up three critical success factors for promoting engagement and five practical strategies for boosting the chances of students completing their studies. 


12 terrific ALT Conference experiences already in the PebblePad locker. Will number 13 be our best yet?

SEPTEMBER 6th 2018

Thursday 6th September 20181/1/2100 12:12:00 PM

For the past 13 years, PebblePad has been a part of the ALT journey – even longer for company founders, Shane and Colin, who were presenting their VLE work at ALTC 2001 (Edinburgh), and who actually began chatting about building something PebblePad-like while at the 2002 ALTC (Sunderland) - no doubt over a biscuit or cake. And ALTC 2005 (Manchester) has a special place in PebblePad's history, as it was the event where PebblePad was launched as a commercial product. We're delighted to be attending ALTC 2018 in what will be the 25th conference for the Association of Learning Technology. 


Hooray! PebblePad and our wonderful customers come out on top at the LearnX Impact Awards.

AUGUST 6th 2018

Monday 6th August 20181/1/2100 12:12:00 PM

We are thrilled to announce that, in partnership with two of our wonderful Australian customers, we have won two Platinum LearnX Impact Awards. Congratulations are in order for the Griffith University Personal Learning Environment team and the Murdoch University Bachelor of Nursing team for being recognised as Platinum winners in the 2018 Awards for their hugely successful PebblePad implementations. You can learn more over on the PebblePad Blog.


A new North American partnership - Emory & Henry College join the PebblePad community.

NOVEMBER 22nd 2017

Wednesday 22nd November 20171/1/2100 12:12:00 PM

We are delighted to announce that Emory & Henry College has joined the PebblePad community. We are very proud to be working with one of North America's leading Liberal Arts Colleges in a collaboration which will see the college take its thriving eportfolio culture to the next level.

Joseph Vess, Ampersand Advisor and Programs Coordinator, Emory & Henry College, said of the new partnership:

“We are very excited about working with PebblePad to move our ePortfolio practice to the next level, as well as exploring other ways to innovate. Pedagogically we have a strong and thriving ePortfolio culture, and now we finally have the technology to support it, and help our faculty do what they want to do.”


Guest blog - to build better assessment you need to look at it from a different perspective.

OCTOBER 24th 2017

Tuesday 24th October 20171/1/2100 11:59:00 PM

We are delighted to have just published the wonderful guest blog To build better assessment you need to look at it from a different perspective by Joy Robbins from the University of Bradford.


Griffith University guest blog - a multi-pronged approach to the enterprise-wide implementation of a Personal Learning Environment.

SEPTEMBER 15th 2017

Friday 15th September 20171/1/2100 12:12:12 PM

Organisation-wide eportfolio implementation - a fantastic guest post by Heidi C. Blair, Ph.D. and Megan Duffy from Griffith University, written in the universal language of food.

Like many other higher education institutions, Griffith University (Queensland, Australia), had been looking for an eportfolio platform for its 55,000 staff and students. Across its four academic groups - Arts, Education & Law, Griffith Business, Griffith Health, and Griffith Sciences – academics were asking for a platform to suit a variety of tastes. The University had an appetite for purchasing an eportfolio solution that it could implement and support for all. In late 2016 the university determined that PebblePad was the right technology for the job. Fast forward to August 2017, and the university has a successful enterprise-wide implementation, working collaboratively across departments and academic groups.


Another great catch - James Blackburn joins the team and reflects on his first PebblePad event.

SEPTEMBER 14th 2017

Thursday 14th September 20171/1/2100 12:12:12 PM

Well, our list of internal blog authors has yet again been incremented by a count of one as we welcome James Blackburn to the PebblePad gang. Affectionately known as James Blackburn Rovers within the team (well, at least by those who follow football or soccer) we are delighted to have him on board. James, who famously once wore a hula skirt in a PebblePad workshop whilst still with the Institute of Swimming (though none of us can remember exactly why) has authored a very personal blog post, reaffirming  why he's such a great catch for PebblePad (despite showing questionable judgement when it comes to appropriate workshop attire).


PebblePad Release 1708

AUGUST 15th 2017

Tuesday 15th August 20171/1/2100 11:59:00 PM

It's release day! That's right, say hello to even more awesome in version 1708, which includes enhancements to both Pebble+ and ATLAS. The release includes:

  • Canvas integration - read more on our blog
  • Sakai integration
  • Linking PebblePad accounts
  • Accessibility improvements
  • Sharing resources via a URL
  • Saving workbook pages as assets
  • Improvements to notification settings
  • Saving ATLAS conversations as summary assets
  • Website uploads