Help Guide

Instructions for students

What is Padlet?

A quick introduction

‘Padlet Walls’ are interactive boards on which you can share media such as images, audio, video or text. This platform encourages collaboration as it is inclusive, flexible, easy and intuitive. Padlet is free to use, does not require you to create an account, and works on most devices including a desktop pc, mobile and tablet (iOS, Android) as well as on Kindle.


Use the link provided in the Step within your FutureLearn course to access the relevant Padlet Wall.
Do not post anything that is personal and/or sensitive in this space.


Padlet is responsive and allows you to get involved using various devices. Learn how.


  1. Double-click anywhere on the Padlet Wall.
  2. Enter a title and text into the post box.
  3. You can edit the text by highlighting the sections you would like amended and choosing the formatting tool that you require (e.g. bold, bullet, number).
  4. A wide range of file types may be uploaded to your post (e.g. document, spreadsheet, .pdf, image, sound and video). This can be done by selecting a media type in the post section and dragging and dropping your chosen file into the widget, then approving it.
  5. To remove a post, click on the trash icon.


  1. Double-tap anywhere on the Padlet Wall.
  2. To upload a file, tap in the ‘click to browse’ box to select a chosen file from your device.
  3. To upload a link, paste it into the designated field.
  4. To remove a post, double-tap on the delete button.


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