Pebble Pad

Pebble Pad is comprised of two interrelated tools;

  1. Pebble+ is the Personal Learning Space and remains as private and confidential as PebblePad always has been. Pebble+ provides learners with a space to record their myriad experiences, to make sense of their learning, and to aggregate their assets into powerful presentations that reflect their growth, knowledge and capability – all supported by our structured and reflective templates.
  2. ATLAS is the new name for gateways. It is the Institutional Space designed to support active teaching, learning and assessment. It is the space where learners, organised into groups or sets on workspaces, will typically submit their assets for feedback, peer review or validation. Because ATLAS is designed to facilitate institutional processes it supports activities like blind and double blind marking, external review, grading and assessment archiving.


To report a technical problem or make a request for support please email eportfolio@aston.ac.uk

Staff Training

On line resources

Please take a look at the TLC guides and tutorials resource for Blackboard. Often this is the quickest way to get help as it is available 24 hours a day.

One to one

Training can be arranged in a one to one setting or simply advice given via email or over the telephone. Please get in touch with eportfolio@aston.ac.uk

One to many

Training can also be arranged for a number of members of staff. You may feel it beneficial to your subject group if you are all trained at once which can provide for some very useful group discussion over how a tool might be implemented into module or even an entire strategy. Please get in touch with eportfolio@aston.ac.uk