Add Padlet to Canvas 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 Canvas using LTI 1.3.

Set up LMS integration for Canvas (Admins)

Before we can enable the LTI Tool on your course, you'll have to set up 'Developer Keys' on the Canvas admin account.

What you will need:

  • Administrator access on Canvas
  • Access to the owner/administrator account on Padlet for Schools
  1. Go to the 'Add LTI Key' screen

Admin > Developer Keys > Account > + Developer Key > + LTI Key

  1. Fill up LTI Key details and submit it.

Fill in:

  • Key Name (For Admin identification purposes only)
  • Select Method: Enter URL
  • Enter JSON URL:

Click Save.

  1. Additional Settings

Open the tool settings again by clicking on the Edit button. You may have to refresh the page a few times to see populated fields.

Head into the settings and ensure that under Additional Settings, it is set to Public

Do make sure that the 'Text' box under Additional Settings is recognized by teachers as the newest LTI 1.3 version.

  1. Turn the tool ON


Also, take note of the Client ID. You'll want to copy and paste it somewhere for use in a later step.
  1. View App Configurations

On the same Admin page, go to Settings > Apps > View App Configurations

  1. Go to the Add App screen

Click on + App

  1. Fill in the Client ID

Under 'Configuration Type': Select By Client ID

Client ID: <paste the value you copied earlier in step 4>

Click Submit.

If they ask you to confirm again, click Install.

  1. Create an assignment

Head to the tab for Courses.

Courses > Assignments > + Assignment

On the Create Assignment page, click Find.

Note: Do not insert Padlet link here.
  1. Select the Padlet Tool

This is where teachers will see the "Text" mentioned in Step 3. Click on the LTI 1.3 tool and click Select.

  1. Log into Padlet on pop-up

A pop up will appear requesting for the Padlet for Schools domain (ending in and log in credentials.

If you have a password assigned to your account, simply log in using your email and password.

If you've used Microsoft365 or Google SSO to log in, click on Log in with token. Head back to your Padlet for Schools account and open Settings > Organization Info and then click on Create under 'LTI Link Deployment Token' to generate a token in place of using SSO. Copy and paste the token code given into the 'Token' field on the pop-up in Canvas.

Note: This will only be needed in the initial set-up.

  1. Select a padlet
    1. After logging in, select any padlet board by clicking on it. Once this is done, click on Select.​
    1. A link should show up in this field. Save and Publish or Save this Assignment.

The set up is complete. Teachers may now add padlet boards to their assignments.

Add Padlet to Canvas Assignments (Teachers)

Before proceeding, please ensure that your Canvas admin has allowed access for Padlet in the above instructions!
  1. Create a new Assignment

Courses > Assignments > + Assignment

  1. Add External Tool

Head to Submission Type, indicate External Tool and click on Find.

Note: Do not add a padlet link to the field.
  1. Add Padlet as an external tool

Depending on what the Admin named it, find Padlet on the list of tools and click on it.

  1. Log into Padlet and select a padlet.
    1. You will then be prompted to log into your Padlet for Schools account on Padlet. After logging in, you get to select which padlet you want to add to the assignment. Once this is done, click on Select.​
    1. A link should show up in this field. Save and Publish or Save this Assignment.

The padlet should show up like this on Canvas!

Additional sharing options

If you want students to work on their own copy of the padlet, toggle the 'Create a copy for each user' to the ON position. 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.

Note that turning ON the 'Copy' option will prevent you from seeing all student posts in a single padlet.

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