Padlet is a media rich, easy to use, mobile-friendly, online 'digital canvas', which can be used for collaborative learning, or for individual use. It is a great way to collect digital resources, for example as a mood-board. There are many themes and layouts to choose from. A variety of items can be posted onto a Padlet board, such as text, pictures, audio, videos, sketches, links, maps, and documents. No special software is needed, as Padlet is accessed via any web-browser; or the Padlet app.
The university has a Padlet 'BackPack' site licence. This enables staff and students to create, and contribute to, an unlimited number of Padlet boards, which can also be saved and shared in various formats. Padlet is integrated with NILE, and is supported by the Learning Technology Team. Below is a screenshot to give you an idea of what a Padlet might look like:
1. Go to uon1.padlet.org please make sure you type in .org
2. DON'T type in your Username and password! Instead, click the button LOG IN WITH MICROSOFT
3. Select your University Office 365 account – click your UoN email address; enter your UoN password
4. You are now logged into your University (‘Backpack’) Padlet account.
To add Padlet to a NILE course, first click the purple (+) icon, and then click Content Market:
From the Content Market, click Padlet:
After a few seconds, your Padlet account will launch:
From here you can select a Padlet you have already created, to work on; you can +Make a Padlet; or you can Open Dashboard.
Select the Padlet you wish to add, and a link will be added to your NILE site.
Students will click the Link (e.g. ‘Introduction to Padlet, in the screenshot above), then be able to view or write to the Padlet, depending on the rights you have given. Privacy settings should be set to Secret (not Organisation-wide!)
Open the Padlet app, then scroll down at the login screen, and choose Backpack/Briefcase User, then use uon1.padlet.org as the domain, and log in through Microsoft (https://padlet.com/support/login_mobile)