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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 

Here is a Quick Start introduction.


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 15 teacher accounts unlimited student accounts to provide to interested faculty and staff for 2023/24 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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