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About Padlet

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What is Padlet?

Padlet is best described as an online noticeboard or digital canvas.

Padlet is typically used in education to facilitate collaborative activities for students, however it can also support independent study.

Here is an outline of some key features of Padlet:

  • Post a range of media, e.g. videos, images, documents, text, and links
  • Contribute anonymously to most padlets
  • Comment on others' posts
  • React to others' posts, e.g. like, vote
  • Share your padlets with others
  • Customise the appearance of your own padlets
  • Create your own padlets from a variety of formats, depending on the nature of the task or activity

Video introduction

Take a look at this introductory Padlet video to see it for yourself.

Ways to use Padlet


A versatile platform

Depending on your learning and teaching objectives, Padlet might be used:

  • As a content bank
  • For group activities
  • For mapping ideas
  • For anonymous comments/feedback
  • For fun!

Looking for inspiration?

If you're not sure where to start, Padlet has over 100 pre-made gallery templates suiting a wide variety of use cases.

You can also a look at the Padlet gallery for examples of padlets created by the global community. All examples can be used for inspiration and can be remade as templates.

How do students contribute to a padlet?

Students can contribute to padlets anonymously without creating an account. You'll need to share the padlet with students, for example by providing them with the URL or QR code.

Please direct students to our Padlet student guides for support.

What next?

Please review our other Padlet staff guides for advice on getting started.