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Share a Padlet

This guide details how to share a padlet with students, colleagues and people external to the University.

Set the privacy

By default, all padlets are created as 'secret'. Which means the URL is available to you but isn't published publicly. This allows you to share the padlet without needing to change the privacy settings.

Follow the Padlets & Privacy guide to change your Padlet's privacy settings.

The privacy settings can be changed to:

  • Private
    • Keep the padlet hidden from the public. Even if someone manages to get to it, they should not be able to access it.
  • Password
    • Keep the padlet hidden from the public. If I choose to share it with someone, they should require a password to access it.
  • Secret
    • Keep the padlet hidden from the public. If I choose to share it with someone, they should be able to access it.
  • Org wide
    • Keep the padlet hidden from the public. Let anyone from University of Warwick access this padlet.

Share a padlet

A padlet can be shared in a variety of ways, including via:

Follow the instructions in the How to share guide to share with a link, QR code, email or embed code.

To embed the Padlet in Moodle using the external tool follow the How to Add Padlet to Your LMS guide.

Share a padlet in Moodle

The easiest way to share a padlet in Moodle is to use a link (URL) or embed it. Another option is to link to the padlet with the External Tool resource in Moodle.

Share a padlet link (URL) in Moodle

  1. Follow the How to share guide to generate the link (URL) to the padlet.
  2. Copy the link (URL).
  3. Follow the Creating a URL in Moodle guide to add the link (URL) to Moodle.

Embedding a padlet in Moodle

You can embed a padlet anywhere in Moodle where you can add text. A Page or Book resource would be most appropriate.

You can use a full embed, that allows participants to post, remake, and share, or as a preview card that shows the title, owner, and up to three images from the padlet. Clicking the image opens the padlet in a new browser window.

  1. Follow the How to share guide to generate the embed code for the padlet.
  2. Copy the embed code either full embed or preview card.
  3. Log in to Moodle.
  4. Navigate to the Moodle space where you want to share the padlet.
  5. Ensure editing is turned on.
  6. Navigate to the activity or resource where you want to embed the padlet (for example a Page or Book).
  7. Edit the activity or resource.
  8. On the text toolbar, click on the </> HTML icon.
  9. Paste the embed code.
  10. Click Save and display.

Padlet as External Tool in Moodle

When adding a padlet as an External Tool in Moodle, students and teachers who access the padlet in this way will be logged in automatically. If they don't have an account yet, users will receive a matching account on the University's license for Padlet.

  1. Navigate to the Moodle space where you want to add the padlet.
  2. Switch editing on.
  3. Click 'Add an activity or resource'.
  4. Select 'External Tool' under Activities.
  5. Enter an 'Activity name', ModuleName - Padlet for example.
  6. Click on 'Show more' in the General section of the External tool activity.
  7. Go to your padlet:
    1. Click on the More icon in the top right corner.
    2. Click on 'Share or embed'.
    3. Click on 'Add to your LMS as an external tool'.
    4. Decide on whether you want 'Everyone works on this padlet' or 'Everyone works on their own copy of this padlet'. The latter means that students will have their own copy of the padlet as a template to work on. Your original padlet will stay the same and you will be automatically made contributor for the student padlets that are based on your template. Note: If you change this setting later on, you have to copy the fields in the following step over again as they change depending on this setting in Behavior.
    5. Copy over the information from the padlet to the fields in the General section in the External tool activity:
      1. Copy '(Secure) Launch/Tool URL' from Padlet to 'Tool URL' and 'Secure tool URL' in Moodle.
      2. Copy '(Secure) Launch/Tool URL' from Padlet to 'Icon URL' in Moodle.
      3. Copy 'Consumer key' from Padlet to 'Consumer key' in Moodle.
      4. Copy 'Shared secret' to 'Shared secret' in Moodle.
      5. Copy 'Icon URL' from Padlet to 'Icon URL' in Moodle.
      6. Copy 'Custom parameters' from Padlet to 'Custom parameters' in Moodle.
    6. Select 'Automatic, based on tool URL' for 'Preconfigured tool'.
    7. Select 'New Window' for 'Launch Container'.
  8. Configure settings (Grade, Restrict access, etc.) in further sections for the External Tool activity, if required.
  9. Click 'Save and display'.
The information on this page relates to Padlet and was last updated August 2020.

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