This article intends to cover three main topics:
What is an institutional library?
After the success of the My Library space, which allows teachers and learning designers to manage and organize their rubric and activity templates we have developed an institutional library.
The Institutional library is a collaborative space for learning designers to cooperate on building learning activities, rubric templates and learning journeys for the entire institution.
An institutional library will help institutions standardize and organize templates, maintain quality, customize as needed, and share best practices like rich rubrics or balanced activities
Creating and accessing the institutional library
Creating an institutional library library
To create your institutional library, you'll need to contact your 'customer success manager' to enable a feature flag. We recommend that only learning designers at institutions have access to creation of shared libraries, to avoid too many libraries being created.
Once the feature flag is switched on you can access the institutional library from the same location as 'My library', either from the toolpicker or inside of an FeedbackFruits activity (when implementing a rubric or from the copy from existing dialogue).
When you enter the platform, you'll see a tab called 'Institutional Library'. From there you can access three spaces,
Toolpicker configuration: To set up learning activity templates
Rubric Templates: Set up rubrics Templates
Learning Journeys: Set up learning journey Templates
Toolpicker configuration: Setting up Learning Activity Templates
If you have created any templates before, you'll find them here. If you don't have any yet, or want to create more then you can get started by pressing the green plus button, where you'll be given the option to select a FeedbackFruits activity that you want to create a template for.
In here, you can select the relevant FeedbackFruits tool, and start setting up the template much like any other activity. You can customize all the settings and content, so that the template is ready for use.
Once you save it, you'll see it pop up in your toolpicker under templates, ready for implementation. If you ever want to edit or manage the template, you can always go back to the platform by clicking on the pointing up arrow on the top right corner.
Creating a template from an already existing activity
If you already have an activity that someone has sent you, or that you recently used and you want to make it into a template, then open up relevant tool for example a Peer Review.
Click on the 'Copy from existing' at the top of the activity
From there, a dialogue will open where you'll see templates from 'My library', 'Recents', and 'Sent to me'. This way you can easily create a template from a template in your library, a recent activity you created, or an activity that someone sent to you.
Implementing templates from the Institutional Library in FeedbackFruits activities
With institutional libraries all teachers at your institution will be able to find and implement the templates that you create.
Learning activity and Learning Journey templates
Once you've set up learning activity and learning journey templates teachers at your institution will be able to find those in the toolpicker, under 'Institutional Templates'.
If you've set up rubric templates, teachers will be able to find and implement those in step 3 of activities that contain rubrics, by selecting the 'Use institutional rubrics' button.
This concludes the Institutional Library | Setting up and managing templates tutorial.
If you have any questions or experience a technical issue, please contact our friendly support team by clicking on the blue chat button (Note: support is available 24h every weekday & unavailable on the weekend).