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Langara L   Langara Supported Tool

Assessment   Assess

Collaborate   Collaborate

Communicate   Communicate

Create   Create

Deliver   Deliver

Engage   Engage

Reflect   Reflect


Padlet is an online platform that describes itself as “somewhere between a doc 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.


What learning goals can it support?

Assess | Collaborate | Communicate | Create | Engage | Reflect


Where can I find support?

Email EdTech to request a license. Visit the Langara Padlet login page to login with your Langara account.

This tool is centrally supported by EdTech.  Detailed help available on our EdTech website.  If you require further support, please contact us or visit the Padlet Help website.

Tool at a Glance

Padlet is an online platform that describes itself as “somewhere between a doc and a full-fledged website builder.” Users can collaborate on real-time, shared boards by adding and editing posts.



• Assess

• Collaborate

• Communication

• Create

• Engage

• Reflect


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Scale 5/5
Padlet can be scaled to accommodate any size class with the flexibility to create smaller sub-groups or communities of practice.


Ease of Use 5/5
Padlet has a user-friendly interface, and it is easy for instructors and students to become skillful with in a personalized and intuitive manner.


Technicality 4/5
Langara EdTech offers user support. Padlet offers limited technical support and help documentation.


Hypermediality 4/5
Padlet allows users to communicate through different channels (audio, visual, textual) and allows for non-sequential, flexible/adaptive engagement with material.

WCAG 2.0 Compliant 1/5
Padlet fails to meet accessibility guidelines.

Although Padlet has committed to achieving WCAG 2.1 level AA compliance, at present there is limited keyboard navigation functions, the colour contrast does not meet standards, and users cannot add alt-text to images.  For more information and updates on Accessibility and Padlet visit their information page at


User-focused participation 3/5
Padlet has a limited capacity to address the needs of diverse users, their various literacies, and capabilities.


Required Equipment 5/5
Padlet does not require equipment beyond what is typically available to instructors and students (computer with built-in speakers and microphone, internet connection, etc.).


Cost of Use 5/5
Instructors can use all aspects of Padlet free of charge by requesting a license from EdTech. and the colour

BSp Integration 5/5
Padlet can be embedded (as an object via HTML code) into Brightspace while maintaining full functionality.


Operating Systems 5/5
Users can effectively utilize the tool with any standard, up-to-date operating system.


Web Browsers 5/5
Users can effectively utilize the tool with any standard, up-to-date browser.


Additional Tech Requirements 5/5
Users do not need to download additional software or browser extensions.

Access 5/5
Padlet can be accessed through a mobile browser, regardless of the mobile operating system and device. Design of the mobile tool fully takes into consideration the constraints of a smaller-sized screen.


Functionality 5/5
There is little to no functional difference between the mobile and the desktop version, regardless of the device used to access it.


Offline Access 0/5
The mobile platform cannot be used in any capacity offline.

Collaboration: 5/5
Padlet has the capacity to support a community of learning through both asynchronous and synchronous opportunities for communication, interactivity, and transfer of meaning between users.


User Accountability: 3/5
Instructors cannot control learner anonymity, but the tool provides some solution for holding learners accountable for their actions.


Diffusion: 4/5
The tool is widely known and popular, it’s likely that most learners are familiar with the tool and have basic technical competence with it.

Facilitation 4/5
The tool has easy-to-use features that would significantly improve an instructor’s ability to be present with learners via active management, monitoring, engagement, and feedback.


Customization 3/5
Limited aspects of the tool can be customized to suit the classroom context and learning outcomes.

The tool does not support the collection of learning analytics.

Enhancement of cognitive task(s) 3/5

The tool enables functional improvement to engagement in the targeted cognitive task(s).


Higher order thinking 3/5
The tool may engage learners in higher order thinking skills (given significant consideration to design, facilitation, and direction from instructor).


Metacognitive engagement 3/5
Instructors can monitor learners’ performance on limited measures.

Privacy & Security  

This tool complies with Langara’s risk and privacy assessment requirements.



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Last update:

September 19, 2021.