What is Padlet?

Padlet is an easy and intuitive way to share ideas. It is an online note board that can be used as a collaborative space in a classroom. This board can feature pictures, videos, links, and documents all together on a digital “wall” for students and teachers to post on. 


This article is intended for professors and students. 


When you register with Padlet, you can create different “walls” or online notice boards. These walls can be set to private or public, with each wall having separate privacy settings. Private walls can be created with a required password to access them, or by limiting access to registered users, with specified emails. As the creator of a wall, teachers can moderate all notes before they appear, and privacy settings can be adjusted at any time. This could be used to facilitate teacher collaboration in a subject department, which is not accessible by students. 


Padlet is a great tool to use for many reasons, such as: 

  • No downloading necessary, can be entirely used in browser. 

  • One click to add posts, copy, paste, or drag and drop. 

  • Changes are autosaved. 

  • Simple link sharing for easy collaboration among staff and students. 


Padlet works on any device that has the capability of connecting to the internet. You can access the Ithaca College Padlet platform https://ithacacollege.padlet.org from the following web and mobile browsers:  

  • Google Chrome (v76 and above)  

  • Safari (11.0 and above)  

  • Firefox (68 and above) 

  • Edge (17 and above) 

  • Mobile Safari (iOS 6 and above) 

  • Mobile Chrome on Android Jelly Bean (4.1 and above) 


  • Android devices (must be running Android 7.0 or higher) 

  • Kindle (must be running Android 7.0 or higher to download the app) 

  • iOS devices (iPad / iPhone) running iOS 11.0 or higher 


Padlet is working hard to become more accessible for everyone. 

  • Padlet is in the process of testing Padlet for WCAG 2.1 level AA compliance.  

  • Screen readers are supported 

  • Low vision color contrast is not provided at this time 



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