Rockfig is currently in the beta phase of its development. That means that all of the features can be used but you may come across a few bugs or performance issues when using them.
Please use the Feedback tab to the right of the screen to tell us about anything you find so we can make improvements as quickly as possible.
We hope the information below helps you to get started with Rockfig and answers most of your questions. If you have further questions please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is a Collection?
A Rockfig Collection is a bite-sized setof free, recommendedlearning resources (maximum of 4) with instructions, created by a member of the Rockfig community.
Creators have to tag their Collections by age group, subject, topic and sub-topic so that we can all find them easily.
Watch this clip for a close up look at a Collection and how it works.
How can I find Collections on Rockfig?
You can find Collections using Search and Browse.
Watch this clip to find out more.
Another way to find Collections is to go to a creator's profile. From there you can access all of the Collections this creator has made and to see their favourites.
Click on a creator's name to go to their profile.
Then click on the Collections created and Favourite Collections buttons
How can I create a Collection?
Creating a Collection is easy. Watch this clip to find out how to do it.
Where can I find the Collections I've made?
You will find all your Collections in My Collections.
Click on the Menu in the top right of the screen and choose My Collections.
If you have made any of your Collections public on Rockfig, you'll see these Collections alongside those made by other Rockfig users, when you Search or Browse.
Different types of information and messaging are displayed on the cover of a Collection:
Public means that you have shared your Collection publicly on Rockfig so other users can find it when they Search and Browse.
Private means your Collection can only be seen by you when you go to My Collections.
This means your Collection needs something added to it before it can be made public.
A Collection is complete when it has at least one resource with instructions, has a title and has been categorised with an age, subject, topic and sub-topic.
This means your Collection is complete and is ready to be made published publicly on Rockfig.
This message tells you if a Collection has developed a broken link.
Go to My Collections and click on the Edit button on the cover of the Collection.
Just open the Collection and click on the Copy button. You can then edit the Collection and make it your own.
Open the Collection. Click on the Options button and select Delete Collection.
Open a Collection and click on the Share button.You can share a Rockfig Collection on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or by email.
Open the Collection and click on the Add to favourites button. You can find your favourite Collections by clicking on the main menu and selecting My favourite Collections.
The Rockfig marklet is a quick and easy way to add
learning resources you come across when browsing the web, straight into Rockfig.
Go to the main menu and click on Install marklet.
Simply drag the install button to your bookmark toolbar.
When you come across a great resource, simply click on the Rockfig marklet in your bookmar bar and follow the instructions.
Let us know. You can do this by using the Report abuse button. This can be found on the top right of an open Collection.
We will respond to you as soon as possible and will let you know what we have done to deal with the abuse you have reported. We can remove content and close user accounts.
For more information read our Terms.
There are two possible reasons why a public Collection might become private:
If a public Collection has one resource and the link becomes broken (or a public Collection has more than one resource and more than 1 link becomes broken) the Collection will automatically become private and you will receive an email asking you to fix the link(s).
We will make Collections private if they contain inappropriate content. Please refer to our Terms for more detail.
Some sites don't allow images or screen shots to be taken by Rockfig. A default Rockfig image will appear in your Collection instead.
Some sites, including Khan Academy and Vimeo, don't allow their sites to appear within the Rockfig frame. To view resource on these sites, click on the 'View original site' link in the top right of the screen.
RM Unify is a cloud based service that allows your school to access your online services from a simple interface, using one username and password for each user. Rockfig is one of the services available on RM Unify. If you've come to Rockfig through RM Unify, just click on 'Login with RM Unify' and you will be automatically logged in, without having to enter a separate username and password.
Watch this clip to find out more about RM Unify.
Rockfig works best in Chrome, Safari, and Firefox. It also works in IE9,10 and 11.
Yes. Rockfig has been built so that it works on tablets and mobiles.
However, you may find that some of the resources in Collections (e.g. those built in Flash) do not work on some devices.
Unfortunately this is out of our control and is an issue with the device not supporting the format of the resource, rather than Rockfig itself.
If you are using your tablet or mobile, and come across a resource that will not work, just add the Collection to My favourite Collections and come back to it next time you are on your desktop or laptop computer.
A very small number of users have told us that the Search and Menu buttons are un-responsive. We've discovered that this occurs if you have ad-blocking add-ons enabled in your browser. We suggest that you disable each add-on in turn until you identify the problem. Then, add Rockfig to the add-on as a permitted site and the issue should be resolved.