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PebblePad has recently upgraded the system to a newer version!

If you are a first or second year undergraduate, you may be on the new version of the system and should stay on this page to see relevant guides.

Still using the previous version (v3) of PebblePad?

Some students are still using the previous version of PebblePad. If your PebblePad homepage looks like the image to the left, click the button below to view our guides for your version!

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Log in

Log in to PebblePad via MyBeckett

Log in to PebblePad via MyBeckett

You can now get straight into your PebblePad account from within MyBeckett - just log in, go to the 'Employability' tab, and click on the 'Launch Pebble+' button within the 'Access Your PebblePad Portfolio Here' box.

Log in to PebblePad via the Website (with video)

Log in to PebblePad

You can either watch the video (with audio and captions) or read our written guide (below.)

1. Click this link or type it in your web browser's address bar - pebblepad.co.uk/leedsbeckett/

2. Click Launch PebblePad in this window.

3. Enter your Username (it's on your Campus Card) and your Password and click Login to Pebble+

4. PebblePad opens.

If you're unable to log in to PebblePad, please view our password reset guide.

Log in to PebblePad via the Website - accessible users (with video)

Log in to PebblePad (accessible users)

You can log in to PebblePad in a web page that screen reader software can interpret.

Watch the video (with audio and captions) or read our written guide (below).

1. Click this link or type it in your web browser's address bar - pebblepad.co.uk/leedsbeckett/

2. Click Launch PebblePad in this window.

3. Enter your Username (it's on your Campus Card) and your Password and click Login to Pebble+

4. Click Login Options and select Open in HTML (Best for accessible users). You can Save these settings as default.

5. Click Login to Pebble+

If you're unable to log in to PebblePad, please view our password reset guide.

Additional Features

Create an Alumni account

Create an Alumni account

If you're about to graduate from Leeds Beckett University, you're entitled to a free personal PebblePad Alumni account. It allows you to take your PebblePad assets with you and continue to use PebblePad to support your personal learning and professional development as you move on to the next stage of your career. You'll have access to the Alumni account for free for as long as you need.

1. In PebblePad, click the menu in the top left corner. Click Additional settings, then click Free Alumni Account. A warning asks you if you're sure you want to create a personal account.

2. Click the Continue link.

3. Fill in the details on the Collecting details form.

a. Choose a new Username and check it's available.
b. Add in your other details.
c. When ready, click Continue.

4.  On the Terms & Conditions page:

a. Select your subject expertise and career destination.
b. Accept the terms and conditions including the code of conduct.
c. When ready, click Continue.

5. On the Confirmation page:

a. If everything's correct, click Confirm to create the account.

6. The Complete page lists your account information, including the login link to the personal account. This link is also available at https://v3.pebblepad.co.uk/plus/personal

When you log in to your personal account, open up your Asset Store and your Leeds Beckett University account will be listed as an available store.

Please note: Once you've converted your University account into a personal account, you DON'T use the Leeds Beckett University link. All help and support issues should be directed to PebblePad and not the University.

PebblePocket mobile app

PebblePad mobile app

Although PebblePad is fully supported across your Desktop, Tablet and Mobile devices, there is also a free PebblePad mobile App, PebblePocket, which is available from the Apple Store (iOS devices) or Play Store (Android).

PebblePocket lets you quickly create assets on the go. You can edit and save assets on your device and send them to your PebblePad asset store.

  • Video guide to using the app.

  • Written guide to using the app.

  • Downloadable PDF guide to PebblePocket.

PebblePad FAQs

PebblePad FAQs

PebblePad's glossary clarifies key terms.

An extensive list of Frequently Asked Questions is available on the PebblePad website. 

Workbooks and templates

Collect workbooks / templates from the Resource Store

Collect workbooks / templates from the Resource Store

Directed by your Course Team, you may have to collect workbooks or other template resources that help you complete your PebblePad work in a structured way. PebblePad comes with a range of Resources freely available for you to use - and here's how you get them:

Collect via the Resource Store

1. Log in to PebblePad and access your Resource Store using the menu in the top left corner:

You can also get to this area by clicking on 'Resources' under the 'Store' selector:

2.  You will see a list of Resources for you to use. Your tutor should tell you which Resource is the correct one to use for your Assignment (i.e. a Workbook), so make sure you consult them if you are unsure. This is also the place you will see PebblePad's own templates.

Workbooks

The Workspace you will submitting to, along with details on usage and submission may also be displayed next to the Workbook for your information. Click on the Workbook name to use it.

Next, you may get a message informing you that the Workbook has been set to auto-submit. This basically means that it will submit the Workbook to the Workspace your tutor will see before you start adding to it, which makes life easier for you as you will not need to submit again, you can just concentrate on working on your assignment and it will update in the Workspace as you save it!

Other Resources

You can freely use the PebblePad templates in the Resource Centre. Just click on one to open it, type in a title underneath the 'Save record as ...' then you will be able to save it to your Asset Store.

3. Finally, always remember to save after opening or working in your Assets!

Create / upload your own assets

Create an asset using the Get Creative menu

Create an asset using the Get Creative menu

The Get Creative menu enables you to create new assets to add to your asset store. You can create a Portfolio, Page, Collection, Log or Blog from this menu. To access the Get Creative menu, log in to PebblePad, then either click on 'Get Creative' on the home screen or use the menu in the top left corner to select it and then choose an Asset type to create.

Upload a file

Upload a file

To upload a file, from the home screen of PebblePad click the 'Upload new' box, or use the menu in the top left corner and choose 'Upload a file'. You can click and drag your file from your computer into the 'Drag a file here' box or click on 'Or choose a file...' to locate the file.

You can then enter a title, description and add tags for your file, or add more files if you need to upload more than one thing. When you're done just click on 'Confirm Upload' at the bottom. You will then be able to see your files within your asset store.

Share, link and publish assets / resources

Add evidence using the rosette

Add evidence using the rosette

You can add evidence to a Workbook in PebblePad using the Rosette icon:

 

1. Open up your Workbook asset from the Asset Store.

2. Within your Workbook, there will be Rosette icons next to some items, this means you need to attach another asset to this part of the Workbook.

3. When you click on the Rosette, another section of the page will expand and you can click on the '+ Add an asset' button to attach an asset as evidence:

3. When the right side pane slides into view, search for the name of the asset you wish to attach as evidence, or select it from the list of your recent assets if it is listed there. When you click on the asset, a small green tick will appear next to it to indicate it has been selected, then you just need to click on the 'Done' button at the bottom-right of the screen attach it. You can add more assets as evidence by clicking on the '+ Add additional asset' button.

4. Next, you can use the 'Justify, expand upon, or provide context for your evidence' box to add more information about your asset.

5. By default, the option 'This item is not yet fully evidenced' is selected. If you are done attaching evidence, change this to 'This item is fully evidenced'. 

5. You have now successfully added evidence to your workbook. Remember to always save your work after adding evidence! The save button can be found in the top left corner of the screen.

Link to an Asset or a Web Page 

Link to PebblePad assets or external websites

To create a link to either a website or one of your other assets, you just need to highlight the text you want to become a link, then when the menu appears click on 'Link' and choose either 'Asset' or 'URL'. You may also link to Email Addresses and Resources.

If you selected 'Asset', you will be prompted to select the asset you want to link to. If you chose 'URL' you will need to type in the website you wish to link to when prompted. Then you're done!

Publish and unpublish your assets to the web

Publish and unpublish your assets to the web

You may want to publish your work on the web so anyone can view and comment on it. E.g. a portfolio of evidence for a job interview.

1. While logged in, go to your Asset Store and open up the Asset you wish to make available on the web.

2. Click on the 'I want to...' button at the top right and then click 'Share':

3. Next, click on 'With the Web'. You will then need to specify permissions for allowing people to comment on your asset, hiding it from appearing in search engines or setting the amount of time it will be available online for. Then when you're done, just click on 'Share Asset'.

4. You will then be given a URL which you can use to send to anyone you want to view the asset.

Unpublish an Asset

1. In the Asset Store, locate the asset you want to unpublish, then click on the Shared to web icon, which will have the word 'Yes' next to it to indicate this has been shared:

2. The right hand panel will now slide into view. Next just click on the trash icon next to the Share to delete it. You will also be prompted to confirm this is going to be removed from the asset. You can view/edit the Share by clicking on the link next to the trash icon.

Share and unshare assets with other people

Share and unshare assets with other people

Anything in PebblePad can be shared with other people e.g. students, colleagues and University tutors. All assets you create e.g. Blogs, Files and Webfolios are private unless you choose to share them.

You can share assets with different users, edit permissions for people to comment on or copy your assets and access assets that have been shared with you by others.

Share an Asset

1. While logged in, go to your Asset Store and open up the Asset you wish to share.

2. Click on the 'I want to...' button at the top right and then click 'Share':

3. Next, click on 'With people'. You will then need to specify the person you want to share your asset with. You may need to create them as a contact if you haven't already - this can be done through the 'Start typing here' box if you begin typing an email address in. If the person is a PebblePad user already you can search for them by choosing 'Look for other PebblePad users'.

You will need to set permissions for allowing people to comment on your asset, allowing people to copy your asset or setting the amount of time it will be available to them for. Then when you're done, just click on 'Share Asset'.

Unshare Assets

1. In the Asset Store, locate the asset you want to unshare, then click on the Shared with other users icon, which will have a number next to it to indicate how many people it has been shared with:

2. The right hand panel will now slide into view. Next just click on the trash icon next to the Share to delete it. You will also be prompted to confirm this is going to be removed from the asset. You can view/edit the Share by clicking on the link next to the trash icon.

Access Shared Assets 

1. Enter your Asset Store.

2. Any shared Assets with you will appear in the list, and will have a marker labeled 'SHARED' on them:

3. Click on the Asset's to open them.

Submission and feedback

Submit to a workspace

Submit to a workspace

To submit an Asset to a Workspace:

1. Log in to PebblePad and access your Asset Store using the menu in the top left corner:

You can also get to this area by clicking on 'Assets' under the 'Store' selector:

2. Open the asset you want to submit to a workspace. Then click the 'I want to...' button in the top right, and choose 'Share'.

3. On the next screen, click on 'For assessment', and then the system will show you Workspaces which you are attached to (There may only be one).

4. Click on the Workspace you want to submit your Asset to, then the system will display Assignments within that workspace. Click on an assignment to select it.

5. You will need to tick the box to indicate you agree to PebblePad's terms of usage before you can submit. Click on the box next to 'To share for assessment I agree to the terms of usage'. Finally, click on the 'Share for assessment' button to submit your work.

6. You will then get quick message telling you the share was successful, which means your all done!

Remove your submission from a workspace

Remove your submission from a workspace

If you've submitted an incorrect asset, submitted it to the wrong workspace or want to make changes to it, you can remove it from a workspace.

1. While logged in to PebblePad, Go to the Asset Store find the asset you want to remove. There will be a Shared for assessment indicator next to it:

Click on this icon to view more options.

2. When the right hand pane slides in, scroll down on it until you see the 'Shared for assessment' section. There will be a link which reads 'Ask for submission to be removed'. 

Clicking this will notify your tutors that you want to remove the asset - they will need to do this for you and you will get an email confirmation if it is removed.

Access feedback

Access PebblePad feedback

After you submit an assignment to a PebblePad workspace, your Asset Store will show your assignment's progress.

1. Click the Asset Store and you will see next to each of your assets there are a row of icons indicating comments, feedback, whether the asset has been shared with people, shared with the web or shared for an assessment. There is also an information section to the right.

  • By default, all the icons are faded. When you share, submit or publish an asset the greyed out icon becomes more visible.

  • When your feedback is available, the icon for Feedback will become selectable with a number beside it, indicating a grade or piece of feedback:

2. Click on this icon, then when you see the right hand menu slide in, click on the 'Feedback' section to open your feedback:

Can't view your feedback?

1. Click the ATLAS icon at the top left (looks like a globe).

2. In the My submissions panel, click the arrow button.

3. If there's no green dot in either the Grades or Feedback Comments columns, speak to your tutor to find out if they have released the feedback.

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