Create a Padlet

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

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  1. Enter your UQ email address.

  2. Click on the Next button.

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

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  1. Your Padlet homepage will be displayed.
  2. 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 a template of your choice, depending on the activity.

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    1. Select a simple Wallpaper, so the yellow tick appears.
    2. Click on the MORE button to view other wallpaper options.

    A wallpaper is selected showing a tick to confirm and the more button is highlighted

    1. Select either the Doctor Light or Dark Knight theme, so the yellow tick appears.

    The doctor light and dark knight themes are highlighted and the yellow tick is showing the current highlighted option

    1. Ensure the Alps font style is selected, so the yellow tick appears.

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    1. Select an Icon, so the yellow tick appears.
    2. Click on the MORE button to view other icon options.

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    1. 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 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.
    2. Turn on Profanity filter if you would like common swear words to be displayed as emojis.

    The attribution setting and profanity filter is turned on. The new post position is set to first.

    1. Turn on Comments if you would like users to comment on other posts.
    2. 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. Insert a maximum of three Tags to make your Padlet easier to search for, such as course code, semester/year and topic.

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    1. Insert a short and simple Address for your Padlet which will become part of the link you distribute. 

    The Padlet address is highlighted

    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. Click on the NEXT button to complete the process.

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    People & Privacy Settings

    Privacy Settings

    The two recommended settings are Secret or Organisation Wide

    Secret (recommended setting): This settings allows students to access the Padlet via a link without logging into Office 365. However students remain anonymous.

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    Organisation wide: This setting forces students to login to their UQ account before being able to join the Padlet.

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    Add Contributors

    Enter the email addresses of any contributors for collaboration purposes (contributors can be other teaching staff). 

    Contributors have the same access rights as you and will be able to delete student posts as well as change any of the settings.

    Note: It is not recommended that you add students as contributors but you can share the link through Blackboard.

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    Advanced Settings

    It is recommended that both Remake and Moderation options are turned off.

    The remake and moderation settings are turned off

    Save Your Settings

    1. Click on the NEXT button to create your Padlet.

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    1. Click on the START POSTING button to create your first post.

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