3. 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. padletuq.padlet.org/elearninguq/ELSS1234). 

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 ForLiking 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 NEXT button to complete the process.


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

start posting