Individual student Padlets

Using the PadletUQ 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

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 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 a Padlet in Learn.UQ

  1. Access your Learn.UQ course.
  2. Select Assessment from the course menu.

  1. In the required Assessment folder, select Build Content > Padlet.

  1. Select MAKE A PADLET to create the Padlet for the assessment activity

  1. Enter the Title (Course Code - Semester, year - Activity Name)
  2. Enter a short instruction in Description
  3. Select an icon (optional)

  1. Activate Reactions

  1. Select Grade
  2. Change the default Max Grade 100 to the points you assign for each post (e.g., 2)
  3. Click on the left arrow when finished to go out of this setting

  1. Select NEXT to continue with the next setting

  1. Click on SHARE

  1. Click on ADD MEMBERS

  1. Enter staff member's name or email address, then select the correct from the list 

Note: Course Coordinators need to decide whether to add all tutors in the Padlet or to create each Padlet for each tutorial group and only add the tutor of the group to the relevant Padlet.

  1. Click on the status Can write 

  1. Select the  'Can edit'
  2. Click to the dark area to get out of the options

  1. Click on SAVE to save the setting

  1. Click BACK to continue with the next setting


  1. Make sure the privacy setting is Secret (defaut)
  2. Visitor permissions: Can write (default)

Note: Course coordinator can decide if they want to select the setting Can edit to enable students' agency in completing the task, i.e. this setting allows them to edit their own posts on their individual Padlet.

  1. Click on BACK to get out of this setting

  1. Click on CLOSE to complete the setting

  1. An error message might appear,  click the folder link to go back to your Blackboard course