Padlet enables you to integrate interactive and collaborative activities in your teaching, synchronous or asynchronous. A padlet can contain text posts, images and other media. Depending on the settings you choose, students can comment, or react to posts, or add their own posts and content.

You can use it to enable students to:

  • Share ideas.
  • Express their views or experiences on a topic in a shared space.
  • Take shared notes during a live session.
  • Give feedback on a recent activity.

Once you have created your Padlet, you can share a link to it or embed it in your Blackboard course.

Getting started

The University of Bristol now has a site licence for Padlet accounts.  There are two types of accounts, teacher and student.

Teacher accounts

  1. Please email with your request. You will receive a confirmation email when this has been completed.
  2. To log into your new University of Bristol Padlet account please go to (make sure you are using the correct URL, NOT and choose Log in with Microsoft
  3. Once you have logged into your UoB account you will be asked if you would like to import any Padlets from your free account.  See these instructions to import a Padlet from your free account into your UoB account.

Student accounts

Students need to visit and Log in with Microsoft. This will autogenerate them an account.


I can’t create more than 3 padlets

Please check you are using NOT

Padlet is not showing my old account to import work

Please check you are using NOT

I have only got a student account and I am a teacher

Email the request to change your account details to

My Padlet is visible to the whole university/ not visible to my students

Please check your Padlet privacy settings.

Student feedback

I have used Padlet for lectures in the large units on my course. It was good for enabling students to interact and for tutors to engage with and respond in real time to queries regarding the lecture because it was anonymised. It avoided the problems of recording student input in the chat on zoom or collaborate. Some people did take advantage of the anonymity but the students and lecturers all found it good fun and I feel like it really improved engagement with the content since people were no longer nervous of being identified or singled out for their questions.

Olivia Muggleton, Law student and Student Digital Champion

I really like Padlet. It’s also great for note taking in a large group, everyone can add their own thoughts, and you can build upon what others are saying. I like how it is accessible via a link and so its always there for you to check on if you need to.

Georgie Pitts, Law student, and Student Digital Champion

I use Padlet a lot, particularly throughout second year when content was shifted online, but Padlet is still used quite a lot by my lecturers. Our Padlets typically consisted of writing our own definitions for a term, answering set questions or, most commonly, asking us to find an independent reading to something we discussed in the lecture and provide a summary.
It was also good because you could receive direct feedback from the lecturers, and also other students, by commenting on individual posts. I feel like Padlet was a comfortable space for students to voice their opinions and ideas without the fear of it being wrong, and so students could really get the feedback they needed.
I also like how with Padlet you can break it down into different columns, for example we also used it for exam practice so each column was separated into a part of the question we need to address.

Leah Parker, Biology Student, and Student Digital Champion