Activity Log (Pebble+)
You can use activity logs to show how well you're progressing towards a target. For example, activity logs allow you to add up all of the hours you have spent on a particular project. Just add the time spent (or points) to any of your assets and when you add them to an activity log it will add up the time from all of the assets added to it and show the total so far.
Add content (Pebble+)
When creating a page or portfolio, this button allows you to choose content blocks and very simply drag and drop.
Add Evidence (Pebble+)
Where you see an 'add evidence' element (or rosette) in a template or on a workbook page you can attach evidence from your store.
You may be required to share assets for assessment. Your assessors can provide you with comments or feedback, or grade your work. Assessment in PebblePad is designed to support your learning by giving your assessors a live view of your asset, enabling them to provide feedback and guidance as your work develops.
All of the items you create within PebblePad or upload into the system are called assets. Assets include all of your plans, reflections, presentations and evidence of your learning.
If you are required to share work for assessment, you may be asked to share assets with a particular assignment on a workspace. This makes it easier for assessors to find submissions related to specific activities; for example, you might have an essay assignment and a placement blog assignment.
ATLAS stands for Active Teaching, Learning and Assessment Space. It is the institutional Space where your tutors can set up workspaces to manage teaching activities and assessment. In ATLAS you can find resources and key course information, view your submissions and participate in conversations.
ATLAS Resources Page
The Resources page of an ATLAS workspace contains assets, files, templates and workbooks that your tutors wish to make available to you. You will need to access assets and files from this page in the workspace, but you will find templates and workbooks in your Pebble+ store.
Audio Block (Pebble+)
Have you captured a great piece of audio evidence? You can add a sound file to a page or portfolio, simply by dragging this block on to your page and adding an uploaded audio asset.
Some resources are set by your tutors to be automatically shared for assessment to a workspace in ATLAS when you initially save. This enables assessors to view your progress and provide guidance as your work develops. You will receive an on-screen notification if this setting has been applied.
BannerAdding a banner to your page or portfolio can headline your page, create interest, make a statement or even add drama by breaking up a large block of text. Banners can be added anywhere on the page to achieve the effect you want.
Block Properties (Pebble+)
You've placed your content - now you'll want to edit. This pane will appear when you select a content block on your page or portfolio canvas and will show the properties and editing options for that block.
You can use content blocks to add text and a variety of media to a page or portfolio. Simply drag and drop blocks to add text, video, images, audio etc.
The blog tool helps you to create a chronological online diary. Your blog can only be viewed by you, unless you choose to share it with others. It can be used for whatever purpose you choose, for example as a reflective journal, a project diary, or a placement diary.
The alternative navigation menu accessed via the icon at the top left corner throughout PebblePad. You can use this menu to quickly access the most commonly used features across the system.
If you are working with someone on a project and want to co-create an asset, you can invite others to collaborate when you share. This enables two or more people to be 'co-owners' of an asset and work on it together. All co-owners have full permissions over the asset, including the ability to edit, share, share for assessment and publish.
Comments (Pebble+ / ATLAS)
You can allow others to comment on any asset you share. You can respond to any comments left by others, and as the asset owner you can also choose to delete any comments.
You can send a message to other members or managers of the workspace from the community page in ATLAS.
If you have a blog or activity log you want to share with someone in your organisation with a PebblePad account (say, a colleague or fellow student), you can also invite them to contribute. They can then add new entries as well as view existing entries by you and others who have contribute permissions. As the creator of the asset you retain full ownership.
You can participate in discussions with members of the workspace on the Conversations page in ATLAS.
If you are required to share work for assessment, your tutor may set deadlines. There may be different deadlines applied to submission and modification. This means that although you may be required to share for assessment by the 30th of March, for example, you are able to continue working on and modifying the content until a later date, e.g. the 20th of June. This enables your assessors to provide ongoing feedback on the process of learning and guide the development of your work.
If you want guidance to record and reflect on an experience, activity or meeting, there are three Experience templates are on hand to get you started.
An external is a person without a PebblePad account who is given access to an asset via a share or to a workspace in ATLAS.
External Services (Pebble+)
You can link your Pebble+ account to external services such as Google Drive, Mozilla Backpack, and Skydrive so that you can access items from these services directly from your store without having to upload them.
Assessors can add feedback to your work via a workspace. In addition to written feedback there are other kinds including approvals, grades, and page verification.
You can upload a wide range of file types into Pebble+ including documents, presentations, images and videos. These files are compressed on upload to reduce file size and to make the viewing of these files more efficient depending upon the device being used to access them in the future.
You can narrow down a search to find specific items by filtering. For example you might filter all of your assets to just Posts, or to items tagged as 'teamwork'.
Flourish is the guided development space - the part of PebblePad where a tutor, advisor, mentor or other guide provides support. Flourish supports dialogue around your achievement, development and success over time.
Formatting toolbar (Pebble+)
You can use the formatting toolbar to quickly and easily format the text you enter into an asset. The options are Font, Size, Colour, Bold/Italic, Link and Bullet list.
Get creative (Pebble+)
The starting point for creating different presentational assets including portfolios, blogs, activity logs and collections.
A guide in Flourish is someone in a position such as tutor, advisor or mentor who works closely with you to support your learning and achievement.
Images can provide powerful evidence and bring life to presentations. The image block allows you to easily place images in your page or portfolio.
Learning Centre (Pebble+)
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From the Community page in ATLAS you will be able to see the managers and members of a workspace. Managers will typically be tutors or assessors.
From the Community page in ATLAS you will be able to see the managers and members of a workspace. Members are usually people who share assets to a workspace for feedback or assessment.
You can use milestones in Flourish to group tasks into coherent, time-limited units, perhaps based on a semester, a module, or an event. For example, all tasks relating to Personal Tutoring could be added to milestones for semester 1 and semester 2. Guides can monitor progress towards completion of the Milestone and access all the related tasks.
A page is a single page, evidence-based website. You can create them to present stories about your activities, learning, personal profile, or any other number of topics. You can include a range of elements on a page, including images and videos and also provide links to other assets or to external items on the Internet.
You can use pathways in Flourish to define a whole training course, educational programme, or training scheme. These would include collections of one, or more, milestones. Guides can monitor progress towards completion of the pathway and access all the related milestones and tasks.
Pebble+ is a Personal Learning Space, which includes a range of tools to help you plan, record, reflect on and evidence your learning.
A Personal Learning and Achievement System. PebblePad is designed to support reflective, learning centred, personalised teaching and learning, and authentic assessment. PebblePad comprises a suite of tools - Pebble+, Flourish and ATLAS.
PebblePocket is an app powered by PebblePad that lets you quickly create assets on the go. You can edit and save the mobile assets on your device and send them to your Pebble+ asset store.
If you are about to graduate from your university, you are entitled to a free Personal Pebble+ Alumni Account. This is provided so that you can take your PebblePad assets with you and continue to use Pebble+ to support your personal learning and professional development as you move on to the next stage of your career. You will have access to this Personal Account for free for as long as you want to use it.
If you want some help to identify a goal that you want to achieve and determine the steps and resources needed to achieve the goal, the action plan template is there to help. It provides a well-structured outline and provides opportunity to reflect on your progress and review your pathway to the overall goal.
A portfolio is a multiple page presentation made up of two or more assets - typically pages. You can edit, add and remove pages at any time. You can also add other assets and templates to a portfolio, making it a very flexible way to collate information and evidence. You can create as many pages and portfolios as you want in Pebble+.
A post is a freeform record that you can save as a single asset or add to a blog. You can create a post which contains anything from a simple thought containing a short textual snapshot through to a rich record including video or images. Any entries you add directly into a blog are also saved as individual posts.
Use a quote to support your argument, provide evidence or lend a fresh voice to your story. Quote blocks make important statements stand out and can be formatted to liven up or lend authority to your page or portfolio.
There are three PebblePad templates to guide your reflections - a Journal Entry, What? So what? Now what? and Structured reflection.
Resources are things that you will use to create assets - empty templates or workbooks. Resources don't contain any of your personal information or content.
You can give others access to one of your assets or templates via a share. PebblePad works on live links so when you share with someone you are giving them permission to see the asset as it exists in your store. You have full control over what the other person can do with you asset and how long they have access to it for. You can change or remove any of these permissions at any time.
Share for Assessment
When you share work to an ATLAS workspace you are typically making your work available to be viewed for feedback or assessment. Your assessors will see your asset as it exists in your store. As you make further changes to the asset these are immediately visible on the workspace. You can remove an asset from a workspace up until the point that a deadline passes or feedback has been added to it.
Share with People
You can share any of your Pebble+ assets with people within your organisation who have a Pebble+ account as well as with others who don't use PebblePad at all.
Share with the Web
You can share any of your assets to the Web, generating a URL that you can add to things like an email, a document or a website. When you share an asset with the web it will be discoverable by search engines, but you can choose to 'Hide from search engines' if you want your asset to only be available by a url that you send to people.
When you share an asset or template with others you can choose what they can do with your asset or template using permissions. These permissions include adding comments, the ability to copy, contribute or collaborate, and time limits.
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This is where you will find templates and workbooks to support your learning.
The store allows you to view and organise your assets and resources. Everything you create in PebblePad or upload is kept in the asset part of the Pebble+ Store, including assets that other people have shared with you. The resource part of the store contains templates and workbooks created by you, or made available for your use.
Tags are labels you can attach to your assets to help you to search and organise, and to find related assets. For example, you might add a particular tag to all the assets you create relating to a project you are involved in. You can then list all of these assets in a single search or create a collection of these assets based on that tag. You can add multiple tags to a single asset, enabling the one asset to appear in different searches and collections based on the tags it has been given.
Sometimes it can be difficult finding the right way to record your abilities and achievements. These two talent templates will get you started in no time.
You can use Tasks in Flourish to prompt others to outline a plan, evaluate an event or reflect on an experience. This can help initiate a conversation between yourself and either the individual or the whole group. Guides can monitor progress towards completion of the Task, in addition to being able to review, comment and provide feedback on each of the Task entries.
A template is an empty form that provides a structure for your learning or reflections, with one or more questions or prompts for you to complete. You might use one of PebblePad's generic templates, which include an action plan, reflective frameworks, forms for recording talents (abilities and achievements) and different types of experience records. Other people can make available templates that they have created, and you can even create your own.
Your page or portfolio needs to tell a coherent story. Organise your text using text blocks that allow you freedom to arrange them in a compelling and visually appealing way.
The Timeline is the hub of personal feedback, events and communications. It can stimulate conversations, trigger purposeful actions, and ensure meaningful interactions occur between users and their Guides.
Have you captured a great piece of video evidence? You can add a video ready to play in your page or portfolio, simply by dragging this block on to your page and adding an uploaded video asset.
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