Log in to PebblePad

PebblePad is a web based program provided to all staff and students by La Trobe University to support the creation of a personal learning space (PLS) and eportfolios.

PebblePad offers a number of different tools to allow students to plan their work, organise evidence of their learning and record and reflect on their study.

Accessing PebblePad

Go to the PebblePad Login page and login using your student username and password.

All staff and students have access, using the same Username and Password you use to access your University email account.

If you have forgotten your password, please contact Student IT Support.

What can you do in PebblePad?

PebblePad has many uses. As a La Trobe student you can use it to collect and create evidence of learning in the form of journals, blogs, webfolios, photos, documents, media files and links to external web sites from PebblePad. You can then use the different types of evidence to creatively build assets and submit these as assessment tasks as advised by your lecturer. Or these assets can be shared with prospective employers, professional associations, friends or anyone else.

The PebblePad space is password protected, all the work you do is private. When you're ready to publish an asset you can Share it to a Workspace that allows your teacher or (depending on how it is configured) your peers to view and comment on what you have released.

Simple assets that can be created in PebblePad include:

  • Action plans
  • Posts (journals)
  • Meetings
  • Experiences
  • Achievements
  • Abilities
  • Activities

More complex assets include:

  • Blogs
  • Portfolios
  • CV
  • Forms
  • Templates

These complex assets allow a student to gather the simple assets together and present their learning in a creative and progressive way.

Alumni Account/Backing Up PebblePad

Prior to graduating you will need to back up your PebblePad account into an Alumni account to ensure you save all your documents and assessment work. The PebblePad space will be closed upon graduation and this needs to be created before you lose access to your account. We suggest creating an Alumni account as soon as you get information that you have completed and passed your course.

Go to the Alumni Account support page for assistance.

PebblePad Support

Online Help is available at the PebblePad Help Site.

Alternatively, you may also contact Student IT Support if you're having difficulty with PebblePad. Please note that they may request you speak with Subject Coordinators as it may relate to specific subject issues.