Padlet is a tool you can use to create digital bulletin boards and share them with other users.
The bulletin boards can be used to summarise discussions or to brainstorm, but also to gather and structure ideas, notes and material. In addition to text, you can attach other elements, such as images, videos, or links, to a Padlet bulletin board. The main difference between Padlet and the whiteboard function in Zoom or a physical bulletin board, for example, is that all participants can return to the board later on and add things, make changes or leave comments.
As a student at Lund University, you have unlimited access to Padlet. This means that in addition to being able to write on boards that others have created, you can also create and share as many boards as you want yourself.
How to log in to Padlet – canvas.education.lu.se
In Canvas, there is a Padlet-guide for teachers that you as a student also can use to learn more about the different functions in Padlet.
The Padlet guide – canvas.education.lu.se
If you click on Gallery in Padlet, you will see plenty of suggestions on how you can design your Padlet boards.
Collaborate in groups and handle documentation using Padlet
When you’re working in groups digitally, you can use Padlet both as a place to gather your material in and as a way to document planning and brainstorming. You can create a board in Padlet with different questions and themes which you can later fill in together, either in advance, during a meeting or afterward. You can share the board with the other members of your group at any stage of the process. As a result of everyone seeing what the others are writing, this is a good way of structuring questions and material, together and on equal terms.
Use Padlet before, during and after an oral presentation
Another use case for Padlet is when you’re doing an oral presentation and want your audience to contribute to the presentation in an efficient and smooth way. On a padlet, the audience can answer questions that you have prepared or they can ask questions themselves in real-time, for example. The only thing required is that everyone has access to the internet and a computer or phone. You can also let the audience ask questions in advance via a padlet or leave comments afterward. This way, you avoid having to answer the same questions from different people at different times.
You can find many more tips on how you can use Padlet on their own blog.