Creating assets

An ePortfolio, in essence, is a collection of assets, or saved items, that are shared or published together to show evidence of learning, skills development or abilities over time. In PebblePad, assets are both the records created in PebblePad, e.g. an action plan, as well as all uploaded files, e.g. images. These assets are all private unless they are published and shared with others, e.g. a group, a teacher / lecturer or a prospective employer either through institutional gateways or by giving permission for external people to view them.

PebblePad record wizards

PebblePad provides a series of structured wizards to help you create and record an:

  • activity
  • ability
  • action plan
  • achievement
  • experience
  • meeting
  • thought.

Other wizards allow you to share and publish to others through producing a:

  • webfolio
  • blog
  • CV.

Wizards are also available to complete institutional forms and competence frameworks;

  • proformas
  • profiler.

Uploading personal files

ePortfolios can be more than just text and this is what makes them very powerful. As ePortfolios are electronic, you can use different types of file formats as evidence. Think about how you could evidence your skills, learning and abilities through incorporating the following types of file formats.

  • Graphics (jpegs, pngs & gifs)
  • Video clips
  • Audio files
  • Scanned documents, e.g. awards / certificates, academic transcripts
  • Websites
  • Programming applications
  • Mobile phone multimedia
  • Text, e.g. Word documents, PDFs
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Excel spreadsheets


PebblePad has excellent resources available that outline the different types of assets, their purposes and how to create them. Look through the help videos on the PebblePad website for walk-throughs of how to create different types of assets and download the Getting Stared with PebblePad tip sheet.

PebblePad presentation help videos: create & edit
Getting started with PebblePad (PDF, 540 KB)


Activity 1: creating a CV