Set Up Collaborate Rooms for Student Groups

Note: Instructors must set up the spaces in advance of when students will need them. Students cannot create Collaborate Rooms on their own. Collaborate Rooms do not copy term to term and need to be recreated each term.

  1. From within your D2L course, select People > Collaborate.
  2. Click Create Session.
  3. Give the session a descriptive title (e.g. Group 1 Virtual Room).
  4. Set start and end dates/times for the room to be available. If the room should be available for use throughout the term, select the No end (open session) option.
  5. Click Session Settings to expand the session settings options.
  6. Change the default attendee role to Moderator. This allows students to record the sessions if they want.
  7. Click Save.
  8. Repeat steps 2-7 to create a Session for each student group.

Student Instructions to Record a Collaborate Session

Note: Only one participant needs to start and end the recording for each session.

  1. From within your D2L course, select People > Collaborate.
  2. Click the appropriate group space from the list of available sessions.
  3. Click Join Session.
  4. Once the Session has begun, click the hamburger menu (three horizontal lines) in the upper left corner.
  5. Click Start Recording.
  6. To end recording, click the hamburger menu and click Stop Recording.

Access Recorded Collaborate Sessions

  1. From within your D2L course, select People > Collaborate.
  2. Click the hamburger menu (three horizontal lines) in the upper left corner.
  3. Click Recordings.
  4. Find the recording you wish to view.

Use a PebblePad Workbook or Template a Faculty Colleague Has Shared

Note: This tutorial assumes your colleague has already shared a resource with you. See Share PebblePad Workbooks and Templates with Your Faculty Colleagues to learn how to share resources for your faculty colleagues to use.

  1. Log into PebblePad from http://pebblepad.pdx.edu/
  2. Click on the burger menu (three stacked lines like a hamburger) in the upper left corner of your screen.
  3. Click Resource Store from the menu that appears from the left.
  4. Find the resource that you want to share in the list, and click the i icon in the right-most column.
    information icon
  5. Click I want to…
  6. Select Copy
    I want to ... Copy
  7. Optionally rename the copy through the dialogue box and select Take a copy.
    Copying linked items...this workbook contains links to other items. Copying this workbook will create a copy of all liked items into your asset store. Checked box for option I want to copy all of the linked items. Do you want to rename the workbook? New Name Take a copy button and cancel button.
  8. You now have a copy of the Resource which you can deploy in your course.

 


Share PebblePad Workbooks and Templates with Your Faculty Colleagues

  1. Log into PebblePad from http://pebblepad.pdx.edu/ 
  2. Click on the burger menu (three lines stacked like a hamburger) in the upper left corner of your screen.
  3. Click Resource Store from the menu that appears from the left.
  4. Find the resource that you want to share in the list, and click the i icon in the right-most column.
    information icon
  5. Click I want to…
  6. Select Share
    I want to...Share
  7. Click I would like to share this...With people
    I would like to share this...with people for their advice or collaboration on a workbook.
  8. Find the person/people with whom you want to share your resource.
  9. Select the option to Allow recipients to take a copy.
    What can your recipients do with this? Option to Allow recipients to take a copy is selected.
  10. Your selected recipients will now need to make a copy of the resource to use it with their classes.

See Use a PebblePad Workbook a Faculty Colleague Has Shared to learn how to use a resource a faculty member has shared.


Create an Alumni Account

All PSU active account users can create a free PebblePad Alumni account before they separate from PSU. This is a self-service process completed within PebblePad. To make an alumni account, take the following steps before you lose access to your PSU accounts.

  1. Log into pebblepad.pdx.edu with your PSU ODIN credentials.
  2. Click in the top left "burger menu" icon with 3 vertical lines.
  3. From the left slide out menu click Additional Settings.
  4. From the exposed menu click Free Alumni Accounts.
  5. A new browser window will appear with a pop up box in the middle.
  6. Click Continue in the pop up box to make it got away.
  7. Fill out the form using a personal email address and password.
  8. Click Continue.
  9. Choose your subject expertise and career destination (optional).
  10. Read the Terms and Conditions then click the check box.
  11. Then click Continue.
  12. A confirmation screen will display the information you entered.
  13. After verifying that it is correct click Confirm.
  14. You will be presented with a completion screen.
  15. Bookmark the login URL for your alumni account before logging in.

See PebblePad support documentation for additional detail.


Link to PebblePad Resources in D2L

  1. Navigate to your course in D2L.
  2. Click Content from the course navigation menu.
  3. Create a new module or select a module where you want to add PebblePad or ATLAS.
  4. Click New and then New Assignment.
  5. Enter a title for the assignment.
  6. Within the Instructions editor, click the Insert Stuff icon.
  7. Select PebblePad Resources.
  8. Click the Select Resource button next to your resource.
  9. Click Insert.
  10. Click Publish.
  11. The resource will now be visible from within the D2L content area.

Enter Grades for a PebblePad Assignment Linked to D2L

  1. Navigate to the Assignment in ATLAS. Note: You can access the assignment via the ATLAS integration in D2L or via ATLAS directly.
  2. Click the Submissions tab and click the file link from within the Submission Details area.
  3. Click the square comment button and click Add Grade.
    Note: Grade feedback added via the square comment button is private between you and the student. (Comments, added via the round comment button, are shared with anyone who has access to the asset.)
  4. Enter a grade into the Grade textbox. Enter a number between 0 and 100. Only numerical grade values are transferred to the D2L gradebook.
  5. You may also enter feedback for the submission, but this feedback will not transfer to the D2L gradebook. It will only be visible through Pebble+ .
  6. Click Save & Close to release the grade to the D2L Gradebook.
  7. The grade will now appear in the D2L Gradebook.

Note: ATLAS will create all grade items as 100 points and will not associate them with a Gradebook category. However, you may edit the settings to change total point values, weights, or categories in the D2L gradebook settings.


Link PebblePad Assignments with your D2L Gradebooks

Note: Linking PebblePad assignments requires you to have ATLAS integrated with your D2L course.

  1. Navigate to your course in D2L.
  2. From the Content area, click the ATLAS link. A pane will open with a view of ATLAS.
  3. Within the ATLAS pane, click the Management Tab.
  4. Click the Assignments button.
  5. Scroll down to the “ Which types of submissions should be accepted?” section.
  6. Select Allow direct file uploads.
  7. Click Save at the bottom of the page.

Create an ATLAS Workspace Synched to your D2L Course

  1. Navigate to your course in D2L.
  2. Click Content from the course navigation menu.
  3. Create a new module or select a module where you want to add PebblePad or ATLAS.
  4. Within the module, click Add Link To.
  5. Select External Learning Tools from the list.
  6. Choose PebblePad ATLAS from the list.
  7. Click the ATLAS content item from the module. A pane will open with a view of ATLAS.
  8. You should see the “Create a workspace” wizard in the ATLAS pane. If you do not see this wizard, contact the Faculty Support Desk to request Creator level access in your department region.
  9. Select an option to create a new workspace or copy components of an existing workspace.
  10. Choose either active or setup mode to create your workspace.
  11. Click the Managers tab and check to see that your can see your course instructors.
  12. Click the Members tab and check that you can see your course students.

Add Pebble+ to your D2L Course Shell

  1. Navigate to your course in D2L.
  2. Click Content from the course navigation menu.
  3. Create a new module or select a module where you want to add PebblePad+.
  4. Within the module, click Add Link To.
  5. Select External Learning Tools from the list.
  6. Choose Pebble+ from the list.
  7. You will now see a direct link from D2L to PebblePad Pebble+.

Preview Student Gradebook View

  1. Enter a D2L course.
  2. Select Grades and then Grades from course navigation.
  3. Click the Enter Grades tab near the top of the page.
  4. Click the down caret next to the student whose view you would like to preview.
  5. Click Preview.
  6. You can now see a preview of the student’s view of their D2L gradebook.
  7. Click Close when done.