What is the difference between PebblePad and ATLAS?

Learn the key uses and differences between the two platforms.

Key uses and differences

The table below provides a summary of the key uses and differences of both platforms.


A personal and private learning space for staff and students

An institutional assessment space for students to formally submit assessments to and for teaching staff to manage assessment submissions

All organised by the user

Allows teaching staff to manage formal assessment by tutorial or by group sets

Private and secure and visible only to the student or staff member unless they choose to share

Submissions can be seen by teaching staff who can grade and provide feedback

Students can choose to share and collaborate with other users to the web and to ATLAS subject workspaces for assessment

Data and analytics reports on assessment submissions and student engagement with ATLAS assessments

It may be used to identify at-risk students

A place for teaching staff to share digital resources they wish students to complete, such as workbooks and templates

A place for teaching staff to distribute formal assessment resources

A place for students to develop creative and interactive assessments

A place where assessments are stored for archival purposes

In-built templates for meaningful reflective practice

Feedback templates such as rubrics and scorecards can be used for both formal and informal feedback to students for subject assessments

Asset and resource store management for users to organise their Pebblepad

Teaching staff can easily grant access to external assessors

A platform with existing templates and a creative suite of tools

Canvas LMS integration

  • Grade transfer back to LMS
  • Automatic student user enrolment pass through

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This guide was last updated 03 May 2022.
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