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Introduction to Padlet

Padlet enables you to create 'online boards' where students, tutors and colleagues can share and collaborate. With a variety of board types, support for files and multimedia and simple sharing options, Padlet is a versatile tool for synchronous and asynchronous activities.

What can you use Padlet for?

Padlet is a flexible tool that enables you to share and collaborate in a variety of different ways. Padlet provides a variety of board types including wall, shelf, canvas, stream, timeline, backchannel, map and grid. See some examples in the Padlet Gallery.

You can use padlet to support and facilitate a number of different activities with students and colleagues:

  • Discussions
  • Group work
  • Question and answer gathering
  • Collate and share resources including files images, videos and audio
  • Online portfolios
  • Idea gathering
  • "Thought" mapping
  • Gathering feedback
  • As social spaces
  • Inspiration board
  • Flowcharts and diagrams

Who can use Padlet?

Staff and students, with an ITS account, can collaborate on padlets and create their own.

How can I access Padlet?

To log in to Padlet in a web browser:

  1. Ensure your account has been set up by following the Set up a Padlet account guide.
  2. Go to warwick.padlet.org.
  3. Click on Log in with Microsoft.
  4. Enter your email address in this format: username@live.warwick.ac.uk (e.g. u1234567@live.warwick.ac.uk).
  5. Enter your University IT account username (e.g. u1234567).
  6. Enter your University IT account password.
  7. Complete two-step authentication.
  8. Welcome to Padlet.

Padlet is available as mobile app for both Android and Apple devices.

  1. Ensure your account has been set up by following the Set up a Padlet account guide.
  2. Download the Padlet app from your Play or Apple Store.
  3. Open the app.
  4. Click on Log in.
  5. Click on Log in to your org in the bottom.
  6. Enter 'warwick' as domain.
  7. Click on Continue.
  8. Click on Log in with Microsoft.
  9. Enter your email address in this format: username@live.warwick.ac.uk (e.g. u1234567@live.warwick.ac.uk).
  10. Click on Continue.
  11. Complete two-step authentication.
  12. Welcome to Padlet.

Where can I get more information and help on using Padlet?

Browse all Padlet guides

Padlet have a comprehensive knowledgebase of guides, videos and advice.

Start with The basics for Educators video.

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

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