Padlet is a tool that you can use to create digital bulletin boards and share them with other users.
The boards can be used to summarise discussions, brainstorm, or collect and structure ideas, notes and materials. Apart from text, you can pin images, videos and links. The main difference between Padlet and, for example, the Whiteboard feature in Zoom or a physical whiteboard is that all participants can return to the board afterwards and add, change or comment on the contents.
All students at Lund University have unlimited access to Padlet. This means that apart from writing on boards that others have created, you can also create and share as many boards as you wish.
How to log in to Padlet – canvas.education.lu.se
In Canvas you can find a Padlet guide for lecturers that you, as a student, can also use to learn more about the program’s different features.
Padlet guide – canvas.education.lu.se
Click on the links to view some of Padlet’s own examples of how to organise a board:
Below, we have listed some situations in which you might want to use Padlet.
Documenting and working in groups in Padlet
When working in groups digitally, you can use Padlet both as a place to collect your material and as a way to document your planning and brainstorming. You can create a board in Padlet with different questions and themes that you can then fill in together, either in advance, during a meeting or afterwards. You can share the board with your group members at any point in the process. Since everyone sees what everyone else is writing, it is a good way to structure questions and material together on equal terms.
Use Padlet before, during or after an oral presentation
Another use for Padlet is when you are giving an oral presentation and want your audience to contribute to the presentation in a convenient manner. The audience can answer questions that you have prepared in advance, or ask you questions themselves in real time. The only thing everyone needs is access to the internet on a computer or mobile phone. You can also let the audience send questions in advance via a Padlet board or enter comments afterwards. That way you can avoid repeating the same answers to questions from different people at different times.
You will find more tips on using Padlet on their blog.
Padlet’s blog – padlet.com/blog