This guide covers how to add a PebblePad assignment to a Moodle course.


What is this?

A Blackboard course with a PebblePad assignment

Adding a PebblePad assignment within a Moodle course gives students the option to use PebblePad's creative tools (portfolios, blogs, collections) or structured resources (templates, workbooks) to complete their work.

In addition, Teachers can use PebblePad's ATLAS assessment tools to provide feedback and grades on any submitted work - as well as co-author submissions where required.

With a PebblePad assignment added to the Blackboard course, it automatically provides:

  • Enrolment sync - the Moodle course participants matched to the ATLAS workspace
  • Single Sign-On - Students directed to Pebble+ / Instructors directed to ATLAS workspace
  • Grade sync - grades given in ATLAS workspace automatically passed back to Moodle 

This guide covers only the set-up of a PebblePad assignment and does not include direct linking the assignment to a PebblePad resource, or auto-submitting to the ATLAS workspace. For more on these, please see:

Add Resource to Assignment
Auto-submit a Resource

How To Set-up

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Requires the user to be enrolled as a Manager or TeTeacher on the Moodle course.

1. Turn on Edit mode

Select the Edit mode button (top right) to allow changes to be made to the course

Within a section (Topic 2 shown in video example) select the Add an activity or resource link

3. Add External Tool

From the pop-up modal, choose the External Tool tile

4. Set as PebblePad 

Type a title in the Activity name text field

In the Preconfigured tool field, choose PebblePad from the dropdown menu.

Scroll to the bottom and select the Save and display button

5. Create ATLAS workspace

Select the Open in a new window link to begin the ATLAS set-up wizard. 

The ATLAS workspace title will be match the Moodle course.

Set to Active mode.

Select the Finish button.

Close the ATLAS browser tab to return to Moodle.

The Moodle course participants will be synchronised to the ATLAS workspace, with roles matching as below.

ManagerLead Tutor
TeacherLead Tutor
Non-editing TeacherTutor

The above process will create a corresponding ATLAS workspace which the Moodle course is linked to, and a PebblePad assignment is set-up within the ATLAS workspace.

Student View

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

1. Open PebblePad

Select the assignment title to open PebblePad.

The link uses role recognition to detect a student user and direct them towards Pebble+.

2. Navigate Pebble+

Landing on the Pebble+ dashboard, you have full access to Get Creative or custom templates and resources.