Ever wanted to stop all activity on a padlet without getting rid of it or changing the 'Visitor permissions' to No Access? If you're the admin of a padlet you can freeze it!
Freezing padlets can prevent students from changing their posts after submission, prevent colleagues from changing their posts after a decision is made, lock down the padlet so that only admins can change it, etc.
How does it work?
When you freeze a padlet, it prevents most changes from being made to that padlet. For example, posting, the ability to drag and drop posts, updating settings, etc. will no longer be available.
- New posts cannot be added
- Existing posts cannot be edited or deleted
- Comments and reactions will be disabled
- Settings cannot be modified
Turn on 'Freeze padlet'
To turn this feature on, click the three-dot ellipsis button (...) on the right side of your padlet > click Freeze padlet > toggle ON the 'Freeze padlet?' button.
You will notice your padlet is now labeled 'Frozen' while viewing it. This is located slightly above the title of the padlet.
Turn off 'Freeze padlet'
If you decide to unfreeze your padlet, how do you do it? This is just as simple as turning it on! When Freeze padlet was turned ON, the Settings cog (⚙️) turned into a snowflake (❄). Just click the snowflake icon on the right-hand side of your padlet (❄️) > toggle the button OFF next to 'Freeze padlet?'