Padlet is a virtual bulletin board in which collaborators can simultaneously create and organize posts of any content type, whether it be text, documents, images, videos, audio, or links.
Current known uses in the sector
- Used in language training to encourage students to quickly and easily share with teachers/classmates.
- Padlet can be used in Citizenship Preparation, Community Connections, Employment-related, Information and Orientation, Library Settlement Partnership, Settlement Workers in Schools, Pre-Arrival to create visual information to help inform and engage with Newcomers visually.
A free account allows you to create 3 padlets with up to 20MB file size per upload. Padlet has additional paid personal and organizational accounts.
Ease of use & Accessibility
Padlets are easy to set up and use.
Padlet admits that “accessibility is an area we are behind in.” However, they are working to improve this.
Padlet is accessible on mobile devices through the web browser.
Privacy/security features, including data security and message encryption
Free and individual accounts allow your padlets to be public or secret, available only to those you share it with. You can find out more about privacy features in this help article. They should be used for activities where no personal information is shared.
Premium accounts offer additional privacy and security settings. For example, for educational settings:
“All padlets, by default, are only visible to the people in your school. All this without compromising on the ease of sharing with others, including sharing outside the school when you have to.”
“If your school is the type that likes to limit access to its content to the walls of its campus (firewall, if you will), we can do that. This is on top of our already sweet security – our servers are well protected; we use SSL to transfer data between your computers and our servers, the same technology used by banks; we backup your data every day.”
Padlet supports a number of languages.