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With Padlet, students can submit research, brainstorm ideas, give each other feedback, and showcase a class project. Instructors can present information, cultivate student interaction and engagement, and help students draw connections among ideas.


Padlet is a virtual pinboard or bulletin board that can be used in a wide variety of ways in both face-to-face and online classes. Students can post their ideas, research, or responses and easily insert images, videos, links, and more. Padlet allows teachers to gain real-time insights into students' ideas using a visually creative platform. Students can ask questions and discuss complex class topics with their instructor and other classmates by sharing to a Padlet bulletin board.

    How to Use

    Must request an SRJC Pro Padlet account. Simply submit an App Account Request to DistanceEd

    With Padlet, Teachers Can: 

    • Increase instructor-student interaction and contact.
    • Share ideas and initiate engagement in a more visual way with students by posting videos, images, documents, and other content.
    • Engage in real-time conversation by asking students to post ideas during a live class.
    • Encourage students to comment on course content and assignment meaning.
    • Encourage students to offer reflections about how their own lives connect to curriculum. 
    • Increase communication among students, and build a sense of community among learners.
    • Create a virtual journal or notebook to collect ideas, images, and video clips.
    • Track current and upcoming class assignments.


    Padlet provides both 24-hour support by appointment, or you can email them at

    Tool Information

    • Functionality
      • Scale:
        • Invite others to contribute
          • sign-up not required.
        • Work with unlimited contributors.
        • Give read-only, writing, moderator, or admin access; revoke at any time.
        • Watch updates appear instantly across devices.
        • Allow others to remake your work to use as a template.
      • Ease of Use: Padlet is easy to use and requires very little lead-time.
      • Hypermediality:
        • Upload files from your computer, take a picture or video from your phone, or link from the web.
        • Post images, documents, videos, music, and files from Photoshop, Illustrator, Autocad, and more.
        • Embed content from anywhere on the web, including YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Vimeo, The New York Times, and 400 other apps.
        • Attached links and files will appear with a visually pleasing contextual preview to give viewers a hint of what you’re showing them.
    • Usage and Account Set Up
      • Account Sign-up: Submit an App Account Request to DistanceEd.
        • Follow this Padlet guide if you have multiple accounts and want to copy Padlets over from your free account to your new SRJC Pro account.
      • Cost of Use: SRJC currently has 500 accounts to provide to interested faculty and staff for the 2021/2022 academic year.
      • Archiving, Saving, Exporting Data: Padlet can be embedded into websites and blogs, as well as various social media sites. Padlets can also be exported as PDF, CSV, Image, or Excel files.
      • Data Privacy and Ownership: Padlet allows you to choose from five privacy options: Public, Secret, Password Protected, Totally Private, and Organization-Wide.
        • From each option, choose who can view, write on, or moderate your Padlets.
        • These privacy settings can be changed at any time.
    • Technical
      • Canvas Integration: Padlets can be embedded into Canvas pages, assignments, and discussions.  
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