Change privacy settings

Note: By default, your Padlet's privacy will be set to Secret and Visitors Can write, meaning anyone who accesses the Padlet link can contribute, regardless of whether they are logged into their Office365 account.

  1. Click on SHARE in the top menu to open the Share and Privacy menu.

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  1. Click on the CHANGE PRIVACY button.

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Secret (no log in required)

If you choose the Secret privacy option, your Padlet will only be viewable by those who access it via a link. By setting visitor permissions to can write, students can access the Padlet via the link you provide and contribute without logging into Office 365, however all student posts will be anonymous. 

Tip: If you want to identify student posts, ask students to add their name to each post title. 

  1. Select Secret from the privacy options.
  2. Set Visitor Permissions to Can write.
  3. Click on the SAVE button.

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Organisation Wide (log in required)

If you choose the Organisation Wide privacy option, your Padlet will only be viewable to those who log into their UQ account. By setting visitor permissions to can write, students can contribute to the Padlet after logging in with their UQ account.

Note: Please be aware that your Padlet will be searchable and accessible to all UQ staff and students.

Tip: While Creating a Padlet, ensure Attributions is toggled on for student names to automatically appear on posts.

  1. Select Org wide from the privacy options.
  2. Ensure Visitor Permissions is set to Can write, so students can contribute to the Padlet. 
  3. Click on the SAVE button.

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Share a Padlet

Copy the Padlet Link

  1. Click on Copy link to clipboard to copy the Padlet link.
  2. Share the Padlet link with your students.

Tip: Share the Padlet link within Learn.UQ as an announcement or a web link, so students can bookmark it before the lecture or tutorial. You can also include the link at the bottom of your lecture slides.

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Copy the Padlet QR Code

  1. Click on Get QR code to generate a QR code.

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  1. Click on the DOWNLOAD button to save the QR code as a PNG.
  2. Share the QR code with your students.

Tip: Copy the QR code image into your lecture slides, so students can scan the code via their smart device as an alternative to the link.

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Embed a Padlet into a Learn.UQ Item

  1. Click on Embed in your blog or your Website.

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  1. Click on the Copy button underneath the Full embed code.

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  1. Create an Item in your Learn.UQ course site. For further information, refer to the Add an Item guide.
  2. Click on the < > (Source code) button in the textbox toolbar.

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  1. Paste the Embed code into the Source Code textbox.
  2. Click on the Save button.

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  1. Click on the Submit button.

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