During the recent Brightspace training we used Padlet to capture feedback from staff. In the post-training feedback, many staff noted how they planned to try out Padlet in their own work.
Given the popularity of Padlet, is it worth bringing it to a wider attention.
Padlet is like an electronic flip chart. The flipchart paper in Padlet terms is called a wall and onto that wall people can write a comment, add a picture or video, or add a link to resource.
We used Padlet to capture expectations at the beginning of the session and we then talked through what people had written. All the posts are visible on the user’s device and we also had them projected onto the main screen. There is also a facility to comment on the posts of others. Padlet can be useful in large classes where some students may be reluctant to ask questions. Using Padlet, students could add their questions to the Padlet wall as they occur with the tutor checking periodically for new questions.
Padlet can be used with any audience. For example, before a meeting with colleagues, you might use one or more Padlet walls, one to capture ideas and another to capture threats. These could then be reviewed to generate an agreed set of issues/concerns during the meeting. Padlet walls are permanent (unless you choose to clear or delete them) so the information can be referred to at a later date.
To be able to access Padlet, users need a phone, tablet or laptop or any device that can connect to the internet. Each wall has a unique address which, when shared with users, allows them to link to your wall.
Padlet is free to use too.
Read more about Padlet in the TEL Toolkit.
Many BU staff are already using Padlet. If you are one of those people, please let us know how you are using it to give others ideas for using their own Padlet walls.