Create a virtual classroom bulletin board and add numerous media resources with Padlet.

Padlet is a real-time collaborative web platform in which users can upload, organize, and share content to virtual bulletin boards. It supports a wide variety of file types and allows you to embed content from anywhere on the web, including YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Vimeo, and 400 other apps.

What is this tool for? | How do I get started? | Additional Resources | Similar Tools | Support Available

What is this tool for?

Padlet is a tool used to foster engagement by creating virtual bulletin boards for displays (also known as Padlets). More than one person can contribute to a Padlet wall, making it a great tool for teamwork and group projects. Different types of multimedia can be added to Padlets, such as videos, GIF’s, audio, text, images, etc. This makes Padlet a tool where instructors and students can participate in creative activities that are more engaging and meaningful. Instructors can share Padlets via links or QR codes and these can be easily accessed on computers and laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, or smartphones. 

Padlet also offers different options for privacy and security, allowing Padlets to be public, secret, password-protected, or totally private. 


    •  Easy and intuitive
    •  Simple link sharing allows quick collaboration
    •  Sign up not required
    •  Objects Privacy and security options

How do I get started?

To start using Padlet, simply visit and signup for an account. You can either use Padlet in your browser or download it as an application (Windows and Mac).

For more details about first steps see the section below (additional resources).

Additional Resources


As established by the Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for Padlet, make sure you always include the notice below. For more information about the PIA read the following article: Padlet officially approved to be used in the Faculty of Education after Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA)

Note about Privacy

Your personal information is collected under the authority of section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). This information will be used for the purpose of enabling your participation in UBC courses and evaluating your participation.  Questions about the collection of this information may be directed to


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Support Available

Support for this tool is provided by Educational Technology Support.