Get to know PebblePad's features

Every record of learning in a single, secure location

PebblePad keeps every record of learning and experience together in a single, secure online location. This means your personal reflections, activity logs, research projects, uploaded media, feedback, and more, is always available to you.

Customize how you show and share your resources

Easily reuse portfolio elements to present information for different audiences and situations. You have full control over how your resources look, behave, and how they are shared and collaborated on.

Track student progress

Instructors, advisors, and administrators can track student progress over a course, a semester, or an academic career. PebblePad’s fully integrated assessment tools include feedback templates, scorecards, peer review, and worksheets. Feedback can be archived to help students build a long-term picture of their academic development.

Anytime, anywhere, any device

PebblePad works on any device, desktop or mobile, and even supports offline working. Use the PebblePocket app to record experiences both on and offline.

Free, even after graduation

PebblePad is free to all Duke students, faculty, and staff. Free alumni accounts give students access to their portfolios after they graduate.

PebblePad is Duke’s portfolio tool. Use PebblePad to create beautiful, shareable portfolios for courses, degrees, and careers.

Who can use portfolios at Duke?

Tools for everyone at Duke

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Students can use portfolios to record and share the full range of learning they experience at Duke. Students can use portfolios to share research, showcase their experience for a career search, collaborate on interdisciplinary projects, exhibit creative work, and more.

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Faculty and instructors

Portfolios help instructors create an ongoing dialogue with students about their learning and track student progress at the course and department level. Faculty can also use portfolios to showcase their professional experience or collaborate on a research project.

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Administrators can use portfolios to promote learning in courses and extracurricular experiences, to measure departmental or university goals, and track their own professional milestones and planning.

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Advisors can use portfolios to track student learning long term and help students make connections between multiple learning experiences.