A workbook is a multiple page booklet that can be designed to deliver content and interactive material to the user for learning, revision or for assessment. A workbook typically contains multiple pages but can also contain holders for users to add Activity Logs, Blogs, Pages, and Collections. Workbooks can be shared directly with users and can be made available to groups of users via ATLAS Workspaces.
Workbooks are created by tutors to provide a structured template for their students to complete. If you want to use workbooks for assessment in your courses, then it is imperative to work closely with your Learning Technologist to determine how this can best be achieved.
Usually, a PebblePad Resource Account will be set up for your subject area, where workbooks can be created and developed. So anyone who needs to contribute to building the workbook can collaborate on the resource before it is deployed to the students. It is of vital importance that each workbook is completed and checked over for errors and omissions before it is deployed to students as live workbooks, which students are already using, cannot be altered. A test student account will be made available for you to fully test every aspect of your workbook.
The following steps will take you through how to build a PebblePad workbook from scratch.
For additional support or for more complex requirements, please contact your Learning Technologist.
Note: Assessor field Tables do not show in the reports
Some of the building blocks can be set so that students cannot use them. These are for assessors only. Because they are part of the workbook, they provide an area that can be viewed by students and tutors (or other assessors) simply by viewing the workbook. Once an assessor has interacted with the assessor field and saved it, their name will show beneath it with the date and time.
To make a block into an Assessor Only field:
You will see a blue label appears at the top of the block saying Completed by: Assessor Only. This is now an assessor only field.
Click on the words 'assessor' if you want to say practice supervisor, practice assessor, or academic assessor only for example. We also recommend the header states who the field is for with any instructions placed in the smaller writing underneath.
Not all the building blocks can be made into assessor fields. The list below shows which ones can be.
|Single Line, Multi Line, Radio button, Checkbox, Dropdown, Date Picker
|Binary, Likert, Numeric
Please note: the Digital Signature can only be used by an assessor and does not need the role restriction property to be selected.
Important: When you have finished building your workbook, it is imperative for you to get a second person to check every element on every page to ensure you have all the necessary blocks designated as assessor fields, to ensure you have text boxes where you need them and that any hyperlinks are working.
Use the evidence rosettes when;
As well as being able to attach files there is an area for students to write a short piece of text. The rosette uses a traffic light system where both the student and assessor can use red, amber and green, to indicate the extent to which something has been achieved or not.
You will find the evidence rosette building block in the capabilities section. The effectiveness of this feature relies on everyone in each role knowing how to use it correctly. See more about this in the feedback and grades section of this guide.
The student does not see a rosette. They will see a button saying Add. Once they have added something, they will see an icon next to the Add button showing the number of added items. See the student guides for more information on this.
You can also append evidence fields to the bottom of these other building blocks:
|Single line, Multi line, Radio button, Checkbox, Dropdown, Date Picker.
|Binary, Likert, Numeric.
|Column labels only, Row labels only, Column & Row labels, Individual Cell.
To add the evidence feature, select the relevant building block. Click on Properties and look for Include evidence, as shown below. Tick the checkbox and you will see the rosette appear in your workbook.
Warning: This option is not available if the privacy
Include an 'add evidence' element
Activity Logs and Collections are specific pages that form part of the workbook. They act like folders by collecting certain files (assets) that meet criterion set by you. They work by using tags to identify which assets to show on that page.
To complete these steps you must first compelete the 'workbook building' instructions at the top of this page. From within the workbook you are building, click the plus symbol to add a new page.
This time select Placeholder Page.
Then choose either Activity Log or Collection.
For an Activity Log, you will first see the option to define hours/points. You need to enter the target number that students are working towards, for example, 50 hours of volunteer work or 100 CPD points. Students then assign hours or points to any template (or other asset) which is added to the activity log. It will display a running total. You are able to run a report on this data. Please refer to the feedback and grades section of these guides, for more information about that. See the Tables (auto-sum) guide below for an alternative way to log hours and points.
If you do not require any hours or points, choose Collection rather than Activity Log when selecting your Placeholder Page followed by, I want to set collection criteria.
At the bottom of your activity log or collection page you'll see it says;
'Criteria added: All asset types | Tagged with: hours' (where hours is the example tag).
Students will also be able to see what the tag is for that page.