This guide covers how to link directly to a PebblePad resource from a Blackboard course, without connecting to an ATLAS workspace.


What is this?

Blackboard course with PebblePad link

A PebblePad resource can be directly linked to from within a Blackboard course. This provides a way for students to give structured responses using PebblePad's templates and workbooks.

Standard, pre-prepared PebblePad resources can be used, as well as custom-built versions where students are required to capture specific information.

Direct links are a quick and simple solution to using PebblePad resources and bypass the need to link an ATLAS workspace.

How To Set-up

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Requires the user to be enrolled as an Instructor or Course Builder on the Blackboard course.

1. Add Content Item

Select the + (plus) icon and choose Content Market from the dropdown menu.

New content can be added within a folder or its position moved afterwards.

Select the PebblePad Resource Link via LTI 1.3 tile to open PebblePad. 

Choose the template with which to link to (example shows Meeting Record)

If the account holder is the owner or collaborator of a custom resource, these will also be listed in your PebblePad Resource Store and available for selection.

3. Reload the page

Close the Success Page tab window.

Close the Content Market model. 

Refresh the browser window to reload the course page. 

The new resource link will appear on your Blackboard course.

Select the link's 3 dot (...) option and choose Edit

Select the title at the top of the page and type a new label. 

Save to confirm the changes.

Student View

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Requires the user to be enrolled as a Student on the Blackboard course.

1. Open the PebblePad Resource

Select the PebblePad Resource link to open in a new window.

2. Save the Resource (as an asset)

Type a title in the Save As... field.

Select the Save button.

3. Find in Asset Store

Use the PebblePad button in the top menu to go to the Pebble+ dashboard. 

Select the Assets link to open the Asset Store. 

The new template is saved here.

Custom resources set to single-use will not allow students to create multiple copies and will redirect them back to their first saved version in their Asset Store.