In line with the university's Active Blended Learning (ABL) teaching model, the LearnTech team has provided you with an e-tivity for students to learn how to use PebblePad. This self-explanatory PebblePad workbook is designed for students to complete in the week leading up to their face-to-face session. Alternatively, you can set time aside in the session for students to work through the activities.
The workbook is broken up into different units along with an introduction and information about help and support. Each unit covers the most important information that students need to know in order to gain the best student experience using PebblePad and to avoid the most common pitfalls.
For best results
Send the students these instructions which go with the e-tivity
1. Go to: www.pebblepad.co.uk/northampton and log in.
You should have received an email from PebblePad with instructions on how to get logged in. Let your tutor know if you have not received an email from PebblePad (and it's not in the junk mail folder).
2. Go to RESOURCES and click the LEARNING PEBBLEPAD workbook to open it.
3. You will see a pop-up window asking you to AUTO-SHARE. Tick the check-box and click confirm.
5. Click the PebblePad logo to return to the homepage.
6. Click on ASSETS.
7. Open the Learning PebblePad workbook.
For each unit:
- Read the information
- Watch the short video (where there is one)
- Complete the tasks
- Answer the questions
If you are unsure of the answer, go back over the information and try again. Some units will not let you progress until you have completed it.
Tick the progress button at the bottom of each unit only when you are sure you have completed all the tasks and answered all the questions.
When you have finished the e-tivity, jot down some questions to ask your tutor. Have a think about how you can make the most of your PebblePad account, both as a student and after you graduate.
Give yourself time uninterrupted to complete. Just go at your own pace and make sure everything is making sense. Take a break between units if you feel overloaded with information.
If you step away from PebblePad, please save and exit the workbook to avoid losing your work.
Tutors are the first line of support for students in the use of PebblePad.
Many of the common queries below are easily resolved by the tutor and do not require second-level technical support, for queries marked * students should be advised to complete the PebblePad contact form.
Any updates on the student record system do not automatically update on PebblePad. But for security reasons, we will only create PebblePad accounts based on the information provided by student records.
For genuine technical issues, you are unable to resolve yourself, please direct your students and mentors to raise a ticket by completing the PebblePad Contact Form. The support tickets are monitored on a rota basis so you get a response within 3 working days.
Should you require urgent assistance with NILE, please contact the LearnTech Support Helpdesk via the online contact form