Each LearnJCU subject site can effectively have its own PebblePad workspace. By default, the name of a workspace linked to a subject site will be the same as your LearnJCU subject code for easy identification.
1. Ensure you are a PebblePad Workspace Creator
To create a link to a PebblePad workspace in your LearnJCU subject site, you need to be assigned the Workspace Creator role in PebblePad. Once you are a listed as a Workspace Creator you can create a PebblePad workspace for any subject you are teaching.
To request access as a PebblePad Workspace Creator please use the following web form.
→ PebblePad Workspace Creator Request (ServiceNow form)
2. Create and link the workspace to your LearnJCU subject site
Creating a link to a PebblePad workspace is initiated by adding an ATLAS tool link to your LearnJCU subject site.
Log into your LearnJCU subject site and navigate to the folder in your Subject Content area where the ATLAS tool link is to be placed
- Hover over the line just below the folder until a X displays then select Content Market.
- Locate the PebblePad ATLAS tile and click the small + in the bottom right
- Click the newly created PebblePad ATLAS link in your subject site to launch the Create a Workspace wizard.
In most cases, you will want to select the option to Create a brand new workspace. Click Continue to begin the process of configuring and synchronising your workspace.
3. Configure and Synchronise your workspace
Configuring your workspace allows you to specify what students can do in your workspace.
Synchronising your LearnJCU site with your PebblePad workspace ensures that all students who are enrolled in your subject automatically become members of your workspace. This avoids the need to manually manage student membership of the workspace. Synchronisation only needs to be performed once as part of the workspace creation process.
When you opt to create a brand new workspace the Create a workspace wizard will display four tabs: Basic Settings, Advanced Settings, Managers, Members (circled).
In the Basic Settings tab, choose your College from the Select a Region pulldown, choose Active mode to ensure students can submit assessment to the workspace. Click through the other tabs you wish to configure or move through them sequentially by clicking the Continue button.
Click the Finish button to save your settings and start synchronising your students as members of the workspace and teaching staff and managers of the workspace.
Note: Synchronisation can take a few minutes if you have a large class but you will see a progress indicator to let you know how the process is going.
What you can configure
Title – same as your subject name by default
Description – brief overview of purpose
Mode – Setup mode (Students can’t see it) | Active mode (Students can access the workspace)
Select page visible to students – About, Submissions, Resources, Community, Conversations
Select entry page
Lists the Workspace Managers – this will be anyone listed in your LearnJCU subject site as a Lecturer, Tutor or Site Administrator
Lists the Workspace Members – this will be anyone listed in your LearnJCU subject site as a Student. Click the Finish button to confirm your workspace settings and begin the synchronisation process
After the workspace has synchronised you will have the option to:
- Manage your workspace further (recommended).
- Activate the workspace, if no further configuration required. This will make the workspace immediately visible to students.
- Close PebblePad and return to manage or activate at a later date.