What is Padlet?

Padlet is an online platform that describes itself as “somewhere between a document and a full-fledged website builder.” Users can collaborate on real-time, shared boards by adding and editing posts. They can also add rich multimedia, such as images, links, and documents. Posts can be arranged in various formats to best suit the content, including whiteboards, grids, timelines, and maps. Padlet offers a range of interactive features such as anonymous contributions, comments, and reactions. Benefits of using Padlet include:

  • Anonymous posting allows for inclusive participation and can empower students to share ideas
  • Makes learning visible to the instructor
  • Allows the instructor to adjust their level of instruction to fit with students’ current level of learning
  • Responses remain on the Padlet board for future reference and are shared in real-time with the whole class
A screenshot of a Padlet board.

More Examples

Padlet’s gallery of “stunning examples”.

More Information

Visit our comprehensive review of Padlet in the EdTech Toolbox and the Padlet website.

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How to Access Padlet

Employee Accounts

Visit the Langara Padlet login page to login with your Padlet credentials provided to you via email. If you do not have an account, feel free to email EdTech to request one.

If you require further support, please contact us or visit the Padlet Help website.

Student Accounts

Student Padlet accounts are available starting Summer 2024. To request Padlet accounts for your students, please email and provide us with your Brightspace CRN and course name.

Note: Please anticipate a 3-day turnaround time for student Padlet accounts to be set up.  

Student Padlet accounts and data will be retained for 2 years from the year of activation. Student accounts and data will be deleted at the end of April in year two. Student accounts created in 2024 will be deleted at the end of April in 2026.

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Getting Started

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Video Instructions


Introduction to Padlet 101

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What’s New in Padlet?

As of January 2024

  • Padlet Slideshow
    • You can now present in Padlet. Slideshows are automatically created based on the posts in your Padlet. Slideshows update as the new posts are added to the Padlet even while you are presenting. Post attachments are embedded in the slideshow and can be interacted with. Visit the Padlet help website for Padlet Slideshow information.
  • Polls 
    • You can now add polls as interactive attachments in Padlet posts. Anyone with access to the Padlet can vote. Poll results can be seen by visitors after they vote. Poll results can be viewed from standard view, expanded view, and Slideshow view in Padlet. Visit the Padlet help website for Poll information.
  • Breakout Links 
    • You can now provide specific links to sections of your Padlet. This is useful when you want students to focus only on a particular part of the Padlet without revealing everything. Visit the Padlet help website for Breakout Links information.
  • Customize Post Fields 

As of February 2024

  • Freezing Padlets
    • You can now freeze a padlet and prevent any additional changes to its contents. Students can still access the content but can no longer add, edit, delete posts, comments, or reactions. Visit the Padlet help website for Freeze Padlet information.
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Padlet is not fully accessible. More information about Padlet accessibility can be found here. Alternative options may need to be considered for students with accessibility needs. 

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