PebblePad workbook vs portfolio
Use this table to determine whether a workbook or portfolio task in PebblePad is the best for your assignment.
A workbook provides guided/scaffolded learning activities as well as many options for student engagement.
A portfolio is fully designed and curated by the student, typically as a personal, professional or creative showcase of work.
Existing PebblePad experience
Great for new students to be introduced to PebblePad due to its strong sequential structure and lack of customisation
Excellent for experienced PebblePad users to explore other templates and mix and match resources and assets to structure their own portfolio
Who does the creating?
What can students do?
A student can:
Students follow along the navigation and complete the parts. Every step can be scaffolded, and nothing is missed.
Students decide how navigation goes together and how they will meet the design brief. While it is more of a challenge for them to include all required components, it offers them more opportunities to show expertise and talent.
Students are not able to selectively share pages within a workbook. The complete workbook is accessible to staff.
Students are able to selectively share pages within a portfolio. The complete portfolio may or may not be accessible to staff, based on students’ permission settings
Where it is hosted in PebblePad?
As a Resource that can be shared with all students
Where is it distributed and accessed in PebblePad?
Can be given to the student as a portfolio with placeholder pages for students to fill in. In this case staff create a ‘template’ portfolio for students to copy:
Marking in ATLAS
A workbook is quite easy to mark, as everything is in the same place in each submission.
Due to the vast differences of each portfolio structure, marking experiences will be unique to each submission