What is it?

Padlet is a bit like a bulletin board where participants can post a variety of items onto a digital wall.

What’s it for?

A great tool for online collaboration on a number of topics. Across the University, we’ve seen people using Padlet for activities such as brain storming, sharing ideas, expressing opinions, getting feedback and so on.

Is there an app for it?

Yes, but students can access Padlet through a number of different methods – such as a standard browser and it can even be embedded into a Blackboard module. Padlet can also be accessed through a smart phone.

How long does it take to set up?

You can create a wall in minutes. There are a few options to tweak, depending on your needs. Sharing the wall is also pretty quick – again, in a few minutes you should be able to share the wall with your colleagues or students.

Are other people using it?

Yes, across the University, we’re finding there’s a lot of great examples of people using Padlet. You can read about how staff in TUBS have used Padlet to support induction events.

Are there any limitations?

If you are using Padlet for free, then you are limited to 3 walls. However, you can save the contents of a wall and then re-use it.

Do you have any more resources available?

Yes! Another example of Padlet being used is to support students to ask questions during a lecture. You can also take a look at how you can use video in Padlet to create an asynchronous Question and Answer space!

Support for Students

Dedicated iPad support for students is available from Nicki Wise who is based on the ground floor of the Library. Nicki’s role is to help and support students to get maximum benefit from their devices and the toolkit.

Nicki is available to students for drop ins between 09:00-16:00, Monday to Friday throughout Semester 1 in the Library. Students can also book a 1 to 1 session with Nicki.

You can follow @TUiPads on Instagram, Twitter or YouTube for tips and life hacks to make studying easier with iPads at Teesside University.

3 thoughts on “Quick Toolkit Tips – Padlet

  • March 18, 2020 at 15:20
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    Hi Gillian, you need to find the embed code for the Padlet you want to embed and then create an item in Blackboard using the embed code.

    You can find the embed code for you Padlet by following these instructions: https://padlet.com/support/padlets_embed

    When you create a new item in your Blackboard module click on the HTML icon on the third row of the text editor toolbar.

    Paste the embed code you’ve copied into the HTML window, click Submit and then Submit again to save your item. Your Padlet wall will then appear in your Blackboard module.

  • March 18, 2020 at 15:13
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    Hi Marjorie how do you embed it in BB. I have been looking at this today. thinking of getting students to create their own and shar with the cohort in groups pages but so far best I ca see is the would need to share n image of what they have created not the interactive padlet.

  • November 1, 2019 at 11:42
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    We’ve used Padlet over the last 2 years with different student groups as a way to canvas understanding and get students to ask and answer questions. We embed the Padlet into Bb and so they have a ‘go to’ resource of questions asked from the module.

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