Padlet is an application that enables staff and students to create and share digital boards where collaborators (staff or students) can pin videos, text, images, PDFs etc. 

Exclamation mark iconThis guide is for staff teaching on-campus modules. If you are teaching for Falmouth Online, then padlets will be discussed as part of the learning design process and will be created for you and integrated into the Canvas environment.


  • Log in: Falmouth University's Padlet URL is NOT padlet.com
  • Privacy
  • Enable attribution
  • Link from Learning Space
  • Organisation: three things to do
  • Training & Support
  • Further Support

Log in: Falmouth University's Padlet URL is NOT padlet.com

Q. I've never used Padlet before - how should I begin?

A. DO NOT google Padlet, and DO NOT log in at padlet.com. Instead, do this:

Q. I've already got a free padlet account that I log into with my University credentials - what should I do?

A. Your existing account isn't what you want to use with students. Instead, do this:

Q. I've now logged into falmouthuniversity.padlet.org and I can't see the Padlets I created in my free account. What next?

A. If you don't want to recreate them, you can import your old padlets into your new Falmouth University account.


When you create a Padlet, you choose one of four privacy settings. 

Image showing the four privacy settings

Here's the explanation:

  • Private
    This is the most secure setting. No-one can access the padlet unless you add them one by one. Other users have to log in to falmouthuniversity.padlet.org before you can add them. You give each person individual permissions (read, write,administer). This setting is recommended for staff wishing to conduct private business.
  • Org wide
    DO NOT be tempted to use this. This restricts access to anyone with a Falmouth University login, BUT it puts your Padlet visibly on the dashboard of every Falmouth University user. This is annoying for others, and you may get many unwanted contributors coming in to your padlet.
  • Secret, with visitor permissions = Can write
    Recommended for use with students. Anyone with the URL can access the padlet and contribute.
    If you want your students' contributions to be attributed to them, you should ask your students to log in tfalmouthuniversity.padlet.org beforehand. Otherwise their contributions will be anonymous.

Enable attribution

When using Padlet with students, in most cases you will want to turn this setting ON so everyone can see who has posted what. 

In order for this to work, everyone must log in tfalmouthuniversity.padlet.org before contributing.

Ask your students to change their avatar to help with attribution.

Link from Learning Space

Do link to your Padlet from Learning Space as a URL resource.

We advise against embedding your Padlet as an iframe because students are then more likely to post anonymously instead of logging in to Padlet.

Organisation: three things to do

  1. For Padlets used with students, name your Padlet to match the Learning Space name of the corresponding module e.g. DJP101 An Important Subject S2 (2021/22). This will help you stay organised in future.
  2. Add at least one other colleague and give them administrator rights. This will allow management of your Padlet if you become unavailable.
  3. Provide clear instructions for your students. Here are some example student instructions for Padlet (Word, requires Falmouth University login).

Exclamation mark iconReminder - this guide is for on-campus teaching. If you are teaching for Falmouth Online,  padlets will be created for you, named to a specific convention and staff given appropriate access.

Training & Support

If you're having trouble accessing accessing Padlet or if you would like to know how Padlet can be used to support teaching and learning, please use the contact details found in the Further Support section below. For technical support and help with Padlet, please refer to Padlet's help documentation.

Question mark iconFurther support 

For further support on Learning Space, or to report any issues with this guide, please get in touch with the Digital Learning Team via dlsupport@falmouth.ac.uk. Alternatively, please refer to the numerous help guides found on our Knowledge Base

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