Padlet account

Although Padlet can be used without setting up a user account, not all of the functionality below will be available.

Access Padlet

  1. Visit the web address: www.padlet.com
  2. Click on the Log in button.

Log in

  1. Enter your Padlet username and password.
  2. Click on the Log in button.

Sign up

Change your username

Your username is part of the web address of all your Padlet walls so it is important that it is short and easy to type.

  1. Click on settings in the left menu bar.
  2. Type in an alternative username in the Username textbox.
  3. Click on Update button to save your changes.

Change username

Set up / Modify a Padlet wall

  1. To create a new Padlet, click on New padlet button from the top menu bar.
  2. Alternatively, select a previously created padlet from the padlets menu item.

New Padlet

  1. Click on the Modify button.

Settings icon

  1. Enter a heading or question for your padlet activity into the TITLE text field.
  2. Enter some instructions for your padlet activity into the DESCRIPTION text field.
  3. Click on the SAVE button to save any changes as you go.

Save button

Layout

  1. Under the Modify padlet settings, scroll to the Layout section.
  2. Select a layout option from: Freeform, Grid, Stream.
  3. Click on the SAVE button to save any changes as you go.

Layout options

 

Tip: You can swap between layouts during an activity. i.e. use Stream while the answers are being entered and swap to Grid when all answers have been submitted.

Wallpaper

  1. Under the Modify padlet settings, scroll to the Wallpaper section.
  2. Click on an image or background colour to make a selection.
  3. Or, click on MORE for other options or to upload your own image / background.
  4. Other backgrounds are available for you to download from UQ colour background images.
  5. Click on the SAVE button to save any changes as you go.

Wallpaper options

Tip: Select different wallpapers for different activities. This makes it easier to visually check if participants have opened the correct wall.

Icon

  1. Under the Modify padlet settings, scroll to the Icon section.
  2. Click on an image icon to make a selection.
  3. Or, click on MORE for other options or to upload your own icon image.
  4. Click on the SAVE button to save any changes as you go.

icon options

Tags

  1. Under the Modify padlet settings, scroll to the Tags section.
  2. Type in any tags so that the padlet is easier to search for / identify i.e. #lecture_ideas, #active_learning, #collaboration
  3. Click on the SAVE button to save any changes as you go.

Tag optoins

Address

Tip: Change your profile username to something that is easy to remember and type – refer to Change your username section of this guide. Similarly pick an address that is easy to remember and type. i.e. your course code

Tip: Use one wall only for course activities so that students can bookmark the address. Save the results to PDF after each activity and clear the wall.

Note: The default address is in the format:

Change web address

  • Under the Modify padlet settings, scroll to the Address section.
  • Enter an address for the wall.

Note: If the address you type in has already been used, you will be required to type in an alternative unique address.

Error message

  • Click on the SAVE button to save any changes that you made.
  • Click on the CLOSE button to hide the Modify padlet settings section, once your changes have been saved. 

Save button

Tip: Add a comment to your Padlet wall that contains the Padlet wall address.  

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