Add Padlet to Moodle LMS using LTI 1.3
There are a few different ways to embed a padlet in an LMS. This article will describe how to connect Padlet to Moodle using LTI 1.3.
LMS integration for Moodle (for Admins only)
Before we can enable adding a padlet to Courses, you'll have to set up the Padlet Tool on the Moodle admin account.
You will need:
- Administrator access on Moodle (ideally the same email as the Backpack owner)
- Access to the Owner Backpack account
- Retrieve Custom Link
Using the Owner account on Padlet Backpack, access the Settings page by clicking on your avatar icon > click the three-dot ellipsis button (...) in the bottom left corner > Settings > Organization Info > scroll down to find the LTI Advantage Dynamic Registration Link and select Generate > Copy.
- Add Padlet Tool
Head to Site Administration > Plugins > Activity modules > External tool > Manage tools.
Paste the link we've given you into the Tool URL field.
Click "Add LTI Advantage"
- Click on Activate
- Ensure that the Padlet tool appears
To make sure teachers are able to find Padlet to add to their courses, click on the Settings cog icon (⚙️) of the Padlet tool, make sure that "Tool configuration usage" is set to "Show in activity chooser and as a preconfigured tool" and ensure that Support Deep Linking (Content-Item Message) has been selected.
Manual Setup for Moodle (if needed, for Admins)
- Key in these details under Manage Tools:
Padlet LTI 1.3 Tool (Your choice)
Public key type
Initiate login URL
Supports Deep Linking (Content-Item Message)
LMS LTI Assignment and Grade Services
LMS LTI Names and Role Provisioning
Share launcher's name with tool
Share launcher's email with tool
Accept grades from the tool
- Send us these details:
- Platform ID:
- Client ID:
- Deployment ID:
- Public keyset URL:
- Access token URL:
- Authentication request URL:
Adding Padlet to Moodle Assignments (for Teachers only)
- Select a course
Click on the course you wish to add your padlet in and toggle Edit mode ON (on the top right corner).
- Add an activity or resource
Your padlet will show up as a link. Click on "Add an activity or resource".
- Add Padlet
Search for Padlet and click on the tool.
- Log into Padlet
Click on Select content. This will bring you to a Padlet login page. Log into your Backpack account.
- Select the padlet
Click on the padlet you wish to have added in your course. Then click on Save.
Your padlet should look like this on Moodle!
Additional sharing options
If you want students to work on their own copy of the padlet, click on the Settings cog icon (⚙) when adding a padlet. Turn the 'Create a copy for each user' option ON. Students will get their own copy when they click on the link in the assignment and you will be automatically added as a shared member to the padlet.