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Center for Innovative Learning: Padlet

What is Padlet?

Padlet is an online post-it board. It can be used in education to promote student engagement. Instructors can use Padlet to post prompts or questions for individual students or an entire students to respond. Students can use Padlet to organize and present concepts and facts.

Decorative Image of Padlet

Simple Padlet Example

Padlet Backgrounds

Select any of the ACPHS backgrounds below, download, and import into your Padlet as a custom background.

Link to Padlet background using ACPHS blue grid


ACPHS Blue Grid

Link to Padlet background using ACPHS gray grid


ACPHS Gray Grid

Link to Padlet background using ACPHS orange grid


ACPHS Orange Grid

Link to Padlet background using ACPHS purple grid


ACPHS Purple Grid

Link to Padlet background using ACPHS red grid



ACPHS Red Grid

Getting Started

Create a New Padlet Account: Instructors

Learn to create an ACPHS  Padlet Instructor account.
PDF Guide

Access Padlet Directly (without going through Canvas)

Use this URL:

Getting Started with Padlet

Learn to use Padlet
10-minute video

Padlet Designs

Learn to modify the design of your Padlets including the use of different Padlet types (wall, canvas, stream, grid, shelf, backchannel, map, timeline)
24-minute video

Canvas and Padlet Integration

Padlet Help

Search Padlet's knowledgebase at
Email Padlet at

ACPHS Webinar: Getting Started with Padlet

Webinar Recording
90-minute video

Using Padlet

Add Attachments to your Padlet

Learn to attach files, links and other items to a Padlet
PDF Guide

Customize Participant Anonymity

Learn how to change settings to show or hide participants names when commenting.
PDF Guide

Customize Participant Reactions

Learn how to change settings to allow participants to react to posts. Learn to select different reaction types (star, heart, etc.)
PDF Guide

Customize Padlet Privacy Settings

Learn how to change settings to make show/hide your padlet on the internet.
PDF Guide

Customize Padlet URL Link

Learn to customize your Padlet link to make it easier for students to access
30-second video