Six staff describe how PebblePad has enhanced their module

PebblePad is an online learning platform being used to enhance learning and assessment in the Faculty of Environment and Technology (FET) across a range of programmes from foundation to masters level.

With features such as workbooks, blogs and portfolios, PebblePad presents staff with the opportunity to create a bespoke assignment tailored to the learning objectives of their students.

To showcase a snapshot of the innovative use of PebblePad in FET, the second film in our series ‘Technology Enhanced Learning in FET’ asks 6 members of staff to describe how they are using PebblePad and what they think are the key benefits for their students and themselves.

More about the staff in our film

Nick Smith, Associate Head of Department (Geography and Planning), Department of Geography and Environmental Management

Nick uses the PebblePad portfolio tool with masters level students.

Wendy Fowles-Sweet, Director of Professional and Workforce Development, Department of Engineering, Design and Mathematics

Wendy uses PebblePad with masters and level three students using the portfolio and workbook tools. She also initiated a CPD workbook for all EDM students.

James Burch, Associate Head of Department for Architecture, Department of Architecture and the Built Environment

James uses PebblePad with foundation, level two and level three students, using the logbook and workbook tools.

Sara-Jayne Williams, Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography and Environmental Management

Sara-Jayne uses PebblePad’s blog tool with foundation level students.

Pritesh Narayan, Associate Head of Department – Student Experience, Department of Engineering, Design and Mathematics

As AHOD Student Experience, Pritesh supported the deployment of a PebblePad workbook for CPD to all EDM students.

Raj Ramachandran, Lecturer in Computer Science, Department of Computer Science and Creative Technology

Raj uses PebblePad’s collaboration feature to enable his foundation level students to contribute to a group portfolio.

Next steps

If you like what you see and think that PebblePad could enhance your teaching and assessment practice, you can:

  • Talk to colleagues who are successfully using PebblePad and can share their best practice.
  • Contact the Learning Innovation Unit (LIU) ( or visit us in 3Q64E to discuss whether PebblePad can enhance your assignments.