Using Padlet for Learning and Teaching Collaborative workspace tool

Padlet is one of the collaborative workspace tools the Elearning Development Team recommends as part of your basic TEL tools. Padlet is a virtual space that allows people to collaborate on a common topic easily. It works like an online sheet of paper where people can put any content (e.g. images, videos, documents, text) anywhere on the page, together with anyone, from any device.

Things to know


  • Quick Setup
  • Easy to use
  • Drag and drop interface
  • Student collaboration


  • Requires structure for large groups
  • Account login for moderation
  • Can slow down when cluttered with very large documents/images

Below are some examples of Padlet being deployed in different configurations and customisations for specific effects and purposes, which may help you refine your use to suit your teaching style.

If you have some of your own examples you think other users may benefit from seeing please add them in the comments or to our Padlet resource above.

General Examples


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