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.

View Content Analytics in D2L

  1. From your D2L course homepage click Content from the Course Navigational Menu.
  2. Click Table of Contents from the left side content menu.
  3. Click Related Tools, and then View Reports.
  4. Scroll through the Content tab to see information about the number of visits and time spent on each content item.
  5. Click the Users tab to see information about the number of content items particular students have clicked.
  6. Within the reporting pages, click any blue, hyperlinked text to see more information.

NOTE: D2L counts clicks, so if a student downloads a file uploaded to the content area, D2L will not register views of the downloaded file.


Getting Started with the D2L Gradebook

Note: Because the D2L gradebook is highly customizable and communicates especially consequential information to students, we highly encourage PSU faculty to work with the OAI Support Desk to set up a gradebook for the first time.

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Getting Started with Google Hangouts Meet

Google Hangouts Meet is the newest version of Google Hangouts. Hangouts Meet can be used at PSU for video conferencing. There are many additional online resources available for Google Hangouts Meet if you need more help.

NOTE: As of June 2018, Hangouts Meet only works in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox version 60 or higher. View current Meet requirements.

Schedule a Meeting

NOTE: You can have up to 25 participants in a Google Hangouts Meet.

  1. Make sure you are logged out of any personal Gmail accounts to avoid confusion.
  2. Login to your PDX Gmail account with your ODIN account information.
  3. From the upper right corner, click on the Apps menu.
  4. Select Calendar from the available options.
    NOTE: You can also access Calendar via https://calendar.google.com/
  5. Click the red plus button in the lower right corner of the page to add a new event.
  6. Enter event details and guests.
  7. Click Save and confirm your invitation preferences.
  8. You and attendees can join the Hangout Meet via the link the calendar at the time of the meeting.
    NOTE: Calendar events with invited guests will automatically contain Hangouts Meet links. You can add a Hangout Meet to an event without invited guests by selecting Add conferencing in the event details.

Create a Durable Meeting Link for Office Hours

NOTE: You can have up to 25 participants in a Google Hangouts Meet.

  1. Make sure you are logged out of any personal Gmail accounts to avoid confusion.
  2. Login to your PDX Gmail account with your ODIN account information.
  3. From the upper right corner, click on the Apps menu.

  4. Select Meet from the available options.
    NOTE: You can also access Meet via https://meet.google.com/
  5. Click + Start a new meeting.
  6. Click Start Meeting.
  7. Select the option to Copy joining info. This URL and dial-in access can be used for future meetings.
    • To use this meeting room at a later date, save the joining info. Copy the Meet URL to your syllabus, D2L page, or email; or share with those you wish to join the video conference.
    • If you need access to the meeting details after you have closed the initial dialogue box, you can find them by clicking the Meeting details tab in the lower left corner of the page.
  8. To end your call, close your browser tab, or click the red telephone icon in the lower center of your screen.
  9. When you are ready to meet with someone, navigate to your saved Meet URL and click Join Meeting.