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Padlet FAQs

This guide provides answers to some frequently asked questions about Warwick Padlet.

What type of Padlet licence do we have?

We have a Padlet Backpack licence.

How do I get a Padlet account set up?

Follow the instructions on our Set up a Padlet account guide.

I already have a Padlet account, can I import my existing padlets?

Yes, you can import the padlets from your existing account. Follow the Importing Padlets to Backpack guide.

Do students need an account to use Padlet?

Padlets can be shared with students (anyone) without the need for the audience to have an account.

Students do not need an account to contribute to a padlet anonymously. You can share a link with students which will not require them to log in to access the padlet. However, the contributions will be collected anonymously.

To collect students’ names or to allow students to create and share their own padlets, an account is required. Instruct your students to follow the instructions below and log in to Padlet before accessing your padlet:

  1. Go to
  2. Click Log in with Microsoft
  3. Enter your email in the following format: 
  4. Log in with your University username and password

How do I log in to Padlet?

  1. Go to 
  2. Click Log in with Microsoft
  3. Enter your email in the following format: 
  4. Log in with your University username and password

Can students create padlets?

Yes, students can create and share their own padlets. They must sign up for an account following the steps below.

  1. Go to 
  2. Click Log in with Microsoft
  3. Enter your email in the following format:
  4. Log in with your University username and password

Are padlets private?

All padlets created via our licence are ‘secret’ by default. This means the URL for the padlet is known only to you and is not published publicly. However, if you share the URL anyone with the URL will be able to access the padlet.

You have full control over the privacy of your padlets, find out more in the Padlets & Privacy guide.

Can I share my padlet?

Yes, a padlet can be shared in a variey of ways, find out more in the Share a Padlet guide.

Can posts be moderated?

Yes, if you’d like to approve posts before they are visible you can enable moderation, find out more in the How to Activate Post Moderation guide.

If you need help moderating posts and want to add another moderator, find out more in the Add a moderator guide.

How many padlets can I create?

The number of Padlets you can create is unlimited.

Is there a limit to the number of people who can post at the same time?

No, there is no limit.

Can I export a padlet in a different format?

Yes, you can export a padlet in the following formats:

  • Image
  • PDF
  • CSV
  • Excel Spreadsheet

Follow the instructions in the Exporting Padlet to PDF guide.

Can I print a padlet?

Yes. Follow the instructions in the How to print a padlet in its online format guide.

Can I access Padlet on my mobile device?

Yes, you can log in via a mobile browser or you can download Padlet for Android or Padlet for iOS. Make sure you have set up your account first!

Backpack-Briefcase Log in - Android App

Backpack-Briefcase Log in - iOS

Find out more about the mobile experience in the Padlet for Android guides and Padlet for iOS guides.

Is Padlet accessible?

No, Padlet is not fully accessible as it does not meet the WCAG 2.1 AA accessibility standard however, they are working toward it. The main issues are:

  • Keyboard access: The log in page and dashboard can be navigated with a keyboard however, posts cannot be created or edited by keyboard only. No workaround.
  • Alternative descriptions for images, video and links: Alternative descriptions are not supported on images, videos and links. Descriptions should be added to the body of posts.
  • Low vision colour contrast: The colour contrast is not sufficient for low vision users. A browser extension can be installed to increase contrast.

Please visit the Padlet Accessibility page for the latest information on accessibility.

Are there alternatives to Padlet?

Padlet is one of the most well known digital wall/noticeboard products. There are alternative products but you should consider whether these products are approved and supported by the University or whether there are any accessibility issues with them.

UCL have gathered together some examples of alternative tools for common Padlet activities - Alternatives for Digital Walls like Padlet

Where can I go for help?

Padlet have a comprehensive knowledgebase on their website.

We have limited access to Padlet but will do our best to help you. Please email: padlet at warwick dot ac dot uk

The information on this page relates to Padlet and was last updated November 2020.


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