Access Share and Privacy Settings

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

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Change Privacy Settings 

By default, your Padlet's privacy will be set to Secret and Visitor can write, meaning anyone who accesses the Padlet link can contribute (regardless of whether they are logged into their Office365 account). If this is your desired setting, you will not have to change it. 

  1. Click on the CHANGE PRIVACY button to view the options. 

    change privacy button


    If you choose the Secret privacy setting, your Padlet will only be shared with those who access it via the link. This settings allows students to access the Padlet via the link you provide without logging into Office 365, therefore if visitor permissions is set to 'can write', student posts remain anonymous if they choose to not login. To avoid this issue, if visitor permissions is set to 'can read', students will be forced to sign in to contribute to the Padlet.

    1. Select Secret from the privacy options.
    2. If you prefer student posts to be identified, set Visitor Permissions to Can read (students will have to sign in to contribute to the Padlet). 

    Note: While Creating a Padlet, you will also need to ensure Attributions is toggled on. 

    1. If you prefer anonymous student posts, set Visitor Permissions to Can write (students won't be forced to sign in to contribute).
    2. Click on the BACK button to return to settings.

    secret privacy setting

    Organisation Wide

    If you choose the Organisation Wide privacy setting, your Padlet will be shared publically with UQ staff and students (meaning anyone can access and contribute). This setting forces students to log in to their UQ account before being able to view the Padlet, resulting in student names being displayed 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 BACK button to return to settings.

    organisation wide

    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.

    copy link

    Copy the Padlet QR Code

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

    padlet qr code

    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.

    download button