PadletUQ LTI tool

Using the PadletUQ LTI tool, staff can bulk create individual Padlets based on an existing Padlet template for all students in their course. The tool allows staff to create a web link in their Learn.UQ course which automatically generates an individual Padlet for each student when they click on the link. Students will need to add the course teaching staff to their Padlet as collaborators initially so staff can view it through padletuq.padlet.org

Group functionality and marking

While students are able to manually share their Padlet with their other students (i.e. group members), it is difficult for staff to locate group Padlets, as only the student who originally clicked on the link in Learn.UQ to generate the Padlet will appear in the initial search results. Therefore, the PadletUQ LTI tool is recommended for individual use only due to the limited group functionality. 

The tool unfortunately doesn't integrate with Grade Centre, meaning staff must view and provide feedback individually via Padlet and then manually enter grades in Grade Centre. Providing feedback through Padlet is also difficult as staff can only ‘react’ or comment on posts and cannot enter general feedback or highlight sections of text to provide specific feedback. Therefore, the PadletUQ LTI tool is recommended for formative assessment only. 

1. Create the Padlet template

Change Padlet notification settings (optional)

For step-by-step instructions on how to avoid receiving unnecessary notification emails, refer to the Turn Off PadletUQ Notifications guide.

Create the template

  1. Go to https://padletuq.padlet.org. For step-by-step instructions, refer to the Getting started with PadletUQ guide. 
  2. Create a padlet template which will be duplicated for students. For step-by-step instructions, refer to the Create a Padlet guide.

Tip: Use a specific naming convention for the title, such as course code, semester, and assessment title (i.e. ELSS1234 Sem 1 Blog Task) and enable comments if you would like to be able to provide feedback on student Padlets.

    Note: Students can customise the template layout and appearance.

    1. Once you have created the Padlet template, click on Share.

    share button

    1. Select Add to your LMS as an external tool from the list.

    add to your LMS button

    1. Select the Everyone works on their own copy of this padlet radio button.

    everyone works on their own copy button