This is how the digital message board Padlet works


Organizations often clutter entire walls with ideas that employees suggest during a brainstorming session. However, you do not have to sacrifice an inch of your wall if you apply this creativity technique digitally with Padlet. You can also exchange ideas with others from the comfort of your home or even from the train.

Step 1: Log in

Padlet is a free tool aimed at collaboration with colleagues, team members, family or classmates. Moreover, Padlet is at the same time a website, an app for iOS, Android and Kindle and a Chrome extension. You sign in with your email address, Google or Facebook account. If you have created an account and are logged in, you can work on your digital bulletin board in all these ways. The basic membership is free. With this you manage 3 pinboards (padlets) that support files with a maximum of 10 MB. The pro version costs around 7.50 euros and with that you can manage an unlimited number of padlets and process files up to 250 MB.

When you are logged in, you can immediately start your first notice board.

Step 2: Processing

You can then create a first digital post-it. Padlet provides a set of templates that ensure that your flow of ideas also looks nice. Padlets are and remain highly adaptable. You place a title, text and it is possible to add different types of attachments. These can be, for example, web images, own photos, videos, Word and PDF documents. It is even possible to draw on the canvas from the wrist. In the pro version you can also place voice or video recordings via your microphone and webcam. After you have placed an item, you can share it with others via a link and if you give them permission, they can also add items to your padlet.

Step 3: Share

You can share the padlet via the arrow at the top right. If you share the bulletin board as a whole, it will be exported as a PDF, image, Excel or CSV file. You can even print the padlet. Or you simply share the link to the notice board so that others can continue working on the same canvas. You can provide the notice board with a password and determine who gets what authority. There is even an option to “embed” the notice board in a website so that it is displayed live there. And finally, you can generate a qr code so that the notice board appears after you scan that code with the camera of your smartphone.

You can share the padlet in the most diverse forms.

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