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Padlet is an online platform where users can collaborate on real-time shared boards by adding and editing posts. You 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.

If you are having issues with Padlet, always contact your instructor first. This is important not only so that they can help us figure out the issue on your behalf, but also so that they know you’re having a problem that might cause delays. You can also find support on the Padlet help site.

How to Access Padlet

Student Padlet accounts are requested for you by your course instructor. You should have received an email from Padlet with your login credentials.

Please note that your Padlet account and data will be retained for 2 years from the year of activation. Your account 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. If you wish to retain a copy of your work, please export your content by following the export instructions provided by Padlet.

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How to Use Padlet

Getting Started

Watch the slideshow below.

Click here to view the How to Create a Padlet slideshow in a new tab.

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Disable Remake of Padlets

We recommend that students limit the option for others to remake their padlets. Remaking a padlet allows others to copy the entirety of the padlet including any personal details in posts.

  1. Go to the Settings menu by clicking the cog icon on the right-hand side of your padlet.
  2. Scroll down to Content.
  3. Under Remakes, change this from Everyone to Admins only.
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Customization Options

What would you like to do?

In the Settings menu for your padlet, you can change the Heading, Appearance, Layout, Engagement, Posts Fields, and Content.

Access the Settings menu by clicking the cog icon on the right-hand side of your padlet.
padlet settings cog

Change the Title or Description of my padlet

You can make these changes under Heading

Change the Wallpaper, Colour scheme, Font, or Post Size of my padlet

You can make these changes under Appearance

Change the padlet Format or how posts are organized

You can make these changes under Layout

Change how people interact with my posts

You can make these changes under Engagement

Change the visibility of authorship and customize post fields

You can make these changes under Posts

Change the Moderation of posts and who can make a copy of your padlet

You can make these changes under Content

Follow this link to read more information about the Settings Menu.

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Sharing your Padlet

By default your padlet is private. You will need to change the Visitor permissions before others can see and interact with your padlet.

  1. Access the Share menu by clicking the Arrow icon on the right-hand side of your padlet.
  2. Change Visitor permissions from No Access to Reader, Writer, or Moderator to allow others access to your padlet

Note: Each option permits visitors to interact differently with your padlet.

  1. Share your padlet using a link or a QR code. You can present your padlet as a slideshow or embed your padlet into Brightspace, PebblePad, or any another site that supports embed codes.

Follow this link to read more information about Sharing a padlet.

Embedding a Padlet

You can choose to embed your entire padlet, a preview of your padlet or the slideshow of your padlet.

  1. In the Share menu, click Embed in your blog or website.
  2. Choose which form of your padlet you wish to embed and copy the appropriate embed code.

Note: If you choose to embed a slideshow, you can adjust the size of the embed and choose whether you want the slideshow to autoplay.

Embedding a Padlet in Brightspace

Continue with the instructions below to embed your padlet into Brightspace.

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Posting in Padlet

  1. Click the + button on the bottom right or double-click anywhere on the padlet.
  2. You can choose to add a Subject heading, an Attachment, or text in the Body.

Note: As the Administrator of your own padlet, you can choose to limit what fields are displayed. Click for more information on custom post fields.

  1. To see what types of attachments are supported, click the ellipsis (…).
  2. Click Publish to add your post to the Padlet.

Follow this link to read more information about adding a post.

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Editing Posts

Posts can be edited if you are the author of the post or the Administrator of the padlet.

  1. Click the vertical ellipsis button (…) the top-right corner of a post.
  2. Select Edit and the post will enlarge and become editable.
  3. Click Update to save your changes.

Follow this link to read more information about editing a post.

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Troubleshooting Padlet

I cannot login to Padlet 
  1. Verify that your course instructor requested a Padlet account for you. You should have received an email from Padlet to your mylangara email address with your username and password.
  2. Ensure you’re logging into the Langara Padlet Site, not padlet.com.
  3. If this does not resolve your problem, let your course instructor know.
I want to change my password 
I want to receive less notifications 
I shared my Padlet but people cannot see the content 

Ensure your Visitor permissions are set up correctly. See the section on Sharing your Padlet for more information. 

I cannot create arrows to connect posts 

Linked posts can only be created in the Canvas or Map Format. You can change your padlet Layout in the Settings menu. See Customization Options for more information.  

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Accessibility

Padlet is working towards better accessibility. Some users may encounter barriers using Padlet. Let your instructor know if you are experiencing issues using Padlet. Consult this Padlet Quick Guide for best practices in creating and using Padlet.

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