New feature focus - The Embed Block

by Brad Rushton


New feature focus - The Embed Block

~ Embedding content ~

JANUARY 20th 2017· by Brad Rushton


Embedding content

In our 1702 release of PebblePad, scheduled to go live on 1st February, we'll say goodbye to our YouTube block and in its place we'll welcome a new and much improved Embed Block. The new Embed Block will allow tutors  to embed content from a wide range of services and, of course, allow students to do the same with their submissions. Below you'll find a list of supported services along with a very short overview of how it all works.

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Supported services

  • YouTube
  • Vimeo
  • Prezi
  • Kaltura
  • Google Drive/Docs
  • Powtoon
  • Padlet
  • Storify
  • Sharepoint/Office365 Online
  • Onedrive
  • Soundcloud
  • Bubbl
  • StoryBird
  • Microsoft Office Sway
  • Microsoft Office Mix
  • Voicethread
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Step 1

Select the 'Add Content' option from within the portfolio or template builder and then drag and drop the 'Embed' option onto the design canvas.

Adding content in a PebblePad portfolio or template
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Step 2

Once you've dragged the Embed Block onto the Canvas you'll see a box where you can enter your embed code. You'll also see a list of supported services consistent with the list above.

PebblePad's supported embed services
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Step 3

Head over to platform that you'd like to embed content from and copy the embed code.

Embed code copy
 Embed code being copied from Vimeo.
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Step 4

Simply paste the code into the box on the Embed Block

Pasting embed code into PebblePad portfolio or template
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Step 5

As soon as you've pasted your code you'll see the embedded content within your portfolio or template. If you realise you've entered the wrong embed code, no problem, simply click on replace embedded link and repeat steps 3 and 4 above.

Embedded content in a PebblePad portfolio
The embedded content displayed in the PebblePad portfolio.
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Brad is our resident expert on all things design. When he's not strutting his stuff on the local football pitch (his words) you'll most likely find him lovingly sketching wireframes and being a little too passionate about user flows and intuitive app behaviours. Brad is the voice of many of our product screencasts, which means if you're a regular visitor to our blog there's every chance you'll get to hear his lovely hybrid Shropshire/West Midlands accent (now there's an incentive if ever there was one to subscribe to our blog).