Padlet is an online collaborative tool that acts as a virtual noticeboard for sharing files, videos, links to external web pages and typed content. Padlet boards can be used ‘live’ as a way to gather together thoughts and ideas in a lecture with students using their own devices, or they could be used as an online activity to support independent study.
Padlet is an unsupported tool so be sure to note our guidance on the usage of unsupported tools before use.
You would need to register with Padlet to set up a Padlet board. Students can contribute to a Padlet created by a tutor without needing to register as long as they have a link to it. It is possible to password protect your Padlet so only those who know the password can see it and contribute. Padlets can also be embedded into Yorkshare module sites.
Guides and Information
- Creating, Using and Embedding Padlets in Yorkshare VLE [GDoc]
- Our own video guide to using Padlet:
- Padlet’s own Accessibility Information [Padlet.com]
- There are many (unofficial) video tutorials of Padlet available on YouTube, as well as written help guidance on the Padlet Help Pages [padlet.com]