Getting started with Padlet
This guide takes staff through the process of getting setup on Padlet, creating a board, ideas for pedagogic activities and how to share with students. Padlet is a power tool for online collaboration and student engagement, however it currently has limited web accessibility features. Therefore, when using please be prepared to provide alternative arrangements for your students when needed.
Creating an account
To get added to the UoL account, staff need to:
- Go to https://uol.padlet.org
- Click ‘Log in with Microsoft’
- Enter their Lincoln email address and follow the login prompts (including MFA)
You will be able to merge your account with a free account which was created using your staff email address, if you have one. Within Padlet you will then be able to access both your free and UoL staff account and switch between them.
Creating a board
Once logged in:
- Click ‘Gallery’ to for examples of use to inspire your own practice
- Click ‘Make a Padlet’ to begin
- You are then presented with a selection of 8 templates plus a blank canvas.
- Click ‘Select’ to choose one
- Complete and customise the areas on the Modify wizard.
o You may want to turn the Filter Profanity setting to on.
- Please use this naming convention: [module code-year-week-activity name]
o e.g. MGT3033M-2021-Week 3-Research Ideas
Building the structure of your Padlet
There are a number of options that you have for building a Padlet. You can use a pre-defined template or
create one of your own. When using Padlet for the first time, we recommend using the ‘Shelf’ option from the ‘Make a Padlet’ menu
as this is the most common example of a Padlet. Once you have more experience with using the tool, you
can explore the other layout options.
- Follow steps 5 and 6 above to create your ‘Shelf’ Padlet board and complete the setup options.
- Name your ‘First Column’ in the Padlet and hit ‘Save’.
- You now have the option of adding additional columns, as many as you require. Click ‘Add Column’ to add a new column and repeat until you have created as many columns as you need.
- You need to add instructions for the students, by creating an example post in each column. To do
this, click the plus icon which is denoted in the screenshot above.
- You are now ready to share this board with the students.
Making your Padlet available to students on Blackboard
Please click here to view a helpsheet (web link) which will take you through the steps to add a Padlet board to your Blackboard site and share it with students.