Access PadletUQ

  1. Visit
  2. Click on the LOG IN WITH MICROSOFT button.

Log in with Microsoft button is highlighted

  1. Enter your UQ email address.
  2. Click on the Next button.

Text-field to enter UQ email address and next button is highlighted

  1. If prompted, sign in with your UQ login and password.

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  1. Your Padlet homepage will be displayed.

Create a Padlet

  1. Click on the MAKE A PADLET button.

Make a Padlet button is highlighted on the Padlet homepage

  1. Click on the Select button to choose your desired template.

Tip: Use the Shelf format for group assignments and remake the UQ Bird Group Task or Pokemon Group Task templates.

    The select button underneath the Wall blank template is highlighted





    Layout  Packs content in a brick-like layout in no particular order. Allows content to be placed anywhere, resized and connected to other content on the page. Puts content in top-to-bottom or bottom-to-top order.
    Ideal for
    • Moodboards
    • Pinboards
    • Bookmarking
    • File sharing
    • Brainstorming
    • Mind maps
    • Organisation charts
    • Flowcharts
    • Blog posts
    • Websites
    • Lessons
    • Assignments
    • Reports
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    Layout Arranges content in rows of boxes in a particular order. Organises content into a series of columns with a heading. A messaging environment displayed in a top-to-bottom discussion order.
    Ideal For
    • Digital storytelling
    • Storyboarding
    • Noticeboards
    • Group work
    • Sharing ideas
    • Assignments
    • Reports
    • Discussions
    • Sharing ideas
    • Brainstorming
    • Blog posts
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    1. The Modify sidebar will automatically appear.

    The modify sidebar is shown

    Modify the Padlet Settings

    1. Enter a title and description for your Padlet.

    Tip: Include the question or topic for students to discuss as the title and instructions on how to participate in discussion as the description.

    The title and description text-fields are highlighted

    1. Optionally, select Icon to choose an icon.

    icon options

    1. Optionally, select your desired icon and then click on the arrow to go back.

    icon options

    1. Change the address of your padlet to a relevant title, such as your course code or weekly topic (i.e. ELSS1234).

    Note: The address should be short and simple as it will become part of the link you distribute to students (e.g. 

    Tip: Use your course code as the Padlet address and reuse the same Padlet each week after exporting/deleting the content. Refer to the guide Exporting and Reusing a Padlet for more information.


    1. Optionally, click on the default wallpaper button to choose a different wallpaper.

    default wallpaper button

    1. Optionally, select your desired wallpaper and then click on the arrow to go back.

    Tip: Choose a simple Wallpaper that won't distract students.

    wallpaper options

    1. Optionally, select either light or dark for the Colour Scheme options.

    Tip: If you have a dark wallpaper, select the light colour scheme, and vise vera.


    1. Ensure the first font style is selected, as it appears best on all screens.

    font and colour scheme


    1. Optionally, turn on Attribution if you would like author names above each post.

    Note: Author names will only appear if students login via their Office365 account to access the Padlet. Refer students to the student guides on how to Access PadletUQ on a Smart Device and Access PadletUQ on a Computer.

    1. Select FIRST for New post position if you would like new posts to appear first.

    attribution and new post position

    1. Optionally, turn on Comments if you would like users to comment on other posts.
    2. Optionally, turn on Reactions if you would like users to be able to Like, Vote, Star or Grade posts, ensuring the selected option has a yellow tick.

    The comments and reactions options are turned on and the reaction menu is displayed


    Ideal For Liking a post to show positive feelings. Voting a post to show agreement or disagreement. Rating a post based on a 1-5 star rating to show quality. Grading a post based on a numeric score to show quality.
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    1. Ensure Require Approval is turned OFF.
    2. Optionally, turn on Filter Profanity to have common swear words replaced by emojis.

    content filtering

    1. Click on the CLOSE button to complete the process.


    1. Click on the START POSTING button to close the side panel.

    start posting

    Set Privacy and Share the Padlet

    Refer to the Set Privacy and Share a Padlet guide to determine the privacy settings for your Padlet and to share it with students.