You may be required to create a Padlet as part of an individual or group assessment task. This guide will show you how to create a Padlet, share the link with any group members so they can contribute and copy the Padlet link for submission purposes. 

Access PadletUQ

For step-by-step instructions on how to access PadletUQ, refer to the Access PadletUQ on a Computer guide. 

Create a Padlet

  1. Click on the MAKE A PADLET button.

Make a Padlet button is highlighted on the Padlet homepage

  1. Click on the Select button to choose your desired template layout.

select button

Padlet layouts



Packs content in a brick-like layout in no particular order.
  • Moodboards
  • Pinboards
  • Bookmarking
  • File sharing
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Allows content to be placed anywhere, resized and connected to other content on the page.
  • Brainstorming
  • Mind maps
  • Organisation charts
  • Flowcharts
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Puts content in top-to-bottom or bottom-to-top order.
  • Blogging
  • Assignments
  • Reports
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Arranges content in rows of boxes in a particular order.
  • Digital storytelling
  • Storyboarding
  • Noticeboards
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Organises content into a series of columns with a heading.
  • Group work
  • Sharing ideas
  • Assignments
  • Reports
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A messaging environment displayed in a top-to-bottom discussion order.
  • Discussions
  • Sharing ideas
  • Brainstorming
  • Blog posts
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Map where you can add content to particular location points.
  • Map locations
  • Icebreakers
  • Brainstorming
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Places content along a horizontal timeline.
  • Digital storytelling
  • Storyboarding
  • Blogging
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  1. The Modify sidebar will automatically appear.

The modify sidebar is shown

Modify a Padlet's settings

  1. Enter a title and description for your Padlet.

The title and description text-fields are highlighted

  1. Optionally, select Icon to choose an icon.

icon options

  1. Optionally, select your desired icon and then click on the arrow to go back.

icon options

  1. Optionally, change the address of your padlet to a relevant title, such as your course code.


  1. Optionally, click on the default wallpaper button to choose a different wallpaper.

default wallpaper button

  1. Optionally, select your desired wallpaper and then click on the arrow to go back.

wallpaper options

  1. Optionally, select either light or dark for the Colour Scheme options.
  2. Ensure the first font style is selected, as it appears best on all screens.

font and colour scheme

  1. Turn on Attribution so author names appear above each post.
  2. Select FIRST for New post position so new posts to appear first.

attribution and new post position

  1. Optionally, turn on Comments if you would like to be able to comment on other posts.
  2. Optionally, turn on Reactions if you would like to be able to Like, Vote, Star or Grade posts, ensuring the selected option has a yellow tick.

The comments and reactions options are turned on and the reaction menu is displayed

  1. Ensure Require Approval is turned OFF.
  2. Optionally, turn on Filter Profanity.

content filtering

  1. Click on the NEXT button to complete the process.


  1. Click on the START POSTING button to close the side panel.

start posting

Share a Padlet

    1. Click on SHARE in the top menu to open the Share and Privacy menu.

    share button

    Give others access to the Padlet

    1. Click on the ADD OR EDIT MEMBERS button.

    add or edit members button

    1. Enter the student or staff member's email address in the search bar.

    Note: When searching for students, enter their UQconnect email address (i.e.

    1. Select the correct name from the list. 

    Note: If a name does not appear in the list, they will need to log into Padlet for the first time before they will appear.

    1. Click on the SAVE button. 

    add members

    Copy the Padlet link

    1. Click on Copy link to clipboard.

    copy link

    1. Follow the submission instructions provided by your course coordinator to submit the Padlet link.