Padlet is an online collaboration tool. It enables staff and students to create online pinboards and bulletin boards using a broad range of functionality. 

The University has its own Padlet domain solely for the use of our students and staff. Please ensure you always use the following address to access Padlet:

How Can Padlet Be Used in Digital Education

Padlets can be shared via a URL or embedded in Minerva modules/organisations and can be used for teaching and learning in a variety of ways including 

  • As discussion boards 
  • Sharing ideas and resources on a topic, including multimedia submissions.  
  • Peer review of students’ work  
  • Group exercises in or out of lectures  
  • Individual, group or module blogs


The guides listed below should help to get started with accessing and using Padlet. 

Set up a Padlet account

This guide explains how to set up and access a University of Leeds Padlet account 

Creating and sharing Padlets

University of Leeds users are advised not to select ‘Org Wide’ as their privacy setting for Padlets.  If selected, your Padlet will appear on the Padlet Dashboard of all University of Leeds users. More information on sharing Padlets can be found in the following IT Knowledge Base articles: 

Importing content from free Padlet accounts

For users who have a free Padlet account and want to move their content to the University account, Padlet provides a guide on how to do this. 

Browser Requirements

Padlet provides this information on supported browsers and devices. 

Further help and support

Padlet have their own, searchable knowledge base access. University of Leeds account users have the Backpack account which may be useful to be aware of when searching these pages.

Get Involved

Join the Digital Education Systems User Group (DESUG)

The DESUG is open to all University staff and students and enables systems end users to propose enhancements to our teaching and learning systems, directly shaping the future product roadmaps of our digital education systems.  

Meetings are held 3-4 times a year; attendees receive updates and can feedback on recent and future systems’ enhancements and digital education system projects. If you would like to be added to the Digital Education Systems User Group, please request to join the DESUG Team. 

Join the Digital Education Systems Group (DESG)

The DESG is open to University staff and provides information on what’s happening and what’s coming up. Members are added to the Microsoft DESG Team and are invited to a monthly meeting to input into discuss on systems and projects. Once you are a member of the team, you will find channels for different systems as well as general discussion groups. If you would like to be a member of this group, please request to join the DESG Team. 

Join the Tips Community

The Teaching Innovation and Practice in Student Education (TIPS) Community is a network for teaching and support staff with the aim of collecting and sharing examples of effective practice from across the University. If you would like to join the TIPS community, please request to join the Tips Team.