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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 sign up for a Warwick Padlet account and create their own padlets. To gice access to Contributors and Moderators a Warwick Padlet account is required. However, Padlet has options to allow anyone, whether they have a Warwick Padlet account or not, to access and edit padlets.

For more information on sharing your padlets with others, see the Padlet guidance on Padlets & Privacy.


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.

Is Padlet accessible?

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.


Alternatives to Padlet

UCL have gathered together some examples of alternative tools for common Padlet activities.

Alternatives for Digital Walls like 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 November 2020.

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