How to add Padlet to Moodle LMS using LTI 1.0?

There are two different types of integrations for LMS available in Padlet, namely LTI 1.0 and LTI 1.3. For the LTI 1.0 tool, each Padlet board has to be added individually as an external tool in each individual assignment using ALL the steps below.

This article will describe how to connect Padlet to Moodle using LTI 1.0. If your Moodle version supports 1.3, you may use our new connector described in this article.

You will need:

  • Access to teacher account on Moodle
  • Access to teacher account on Padlet
  1. Edit Course

Click on the course you wish to add your Padlet in and select "Turn editing on".

  1. Add an activity or resource

Click on "+ Add an activity or resource" under the desired section

  1. Select External Tool

You can find "External tool" under All or Activities. A form should show up, under preconfigured tool, click on the "+" sign. There will be a new tab with another form.

We'll head back to Padlet and copy some details into this second form.

  1. Padlet details

Open the specific Padlet board you want to add on Moodle and click on Share. You should see the option to "Add to your LMS as an external tool". Go ahead and click on that. You'll be presented with some information that you'll need to copy and paste into Moodle.

  1. Fill in the form on Moodle

Tool Name

Padlet 1.0 (use a name that will help you easily identify it later)

Tool URL

https://padlet.com/api/hooks/lti/callback

Consumer key

Listed on Padlet as Consumer key

Shared secret

Listed on Padlet as Shared secret

Custom parameters

Listed on Padlet as Custom parameters 

Icon URL

https://padlet.com/logo.png

Once done, click on Save and return to course or Save and display.

Here is a sample screenshot with filled fields.

The Padlet should show up like this on Moodle! If you want to add more Padlets to different courses, just run through the steps again.

Troubleshooting tips

If you've tried the LTI 1.0 connector before and have since updated Moodle or switched Moodle accounts and are trying to connect again using the same connector, you may hit an error that looks something like:

"We made a wrong turn. We've encountered an error and are working to fix it. Drive safe!".

This is probably because each Padlet Backpack account can only connect to one LTI 1.0 LMS account at any point in time. You may want to consider using LTI 1.3 for Moodle as that limitation does not exist in our LTI 1.3 integration. Otherwise, please contact us to reset your LTI 1.0 connection.


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