Add Padlet to Moodle LMS using LTI 1.0

Adding Padlet to Moodle LMS using LTI 1.0

Deprecation notice: LTI 1.0 will no longer be supported by IMS Global from June 2022 onwards. We do not offer this connector for new users. Existing users should migrate to the new LTI 1.3 standard.

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 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 the Teacher account on Moodle
  • Access to the Teacher account on Padlet
  1. Edit Course

Click on the course you wish to add your padlet in and click Turn editing on.

  1. Add an activity or resource

Click on + Add an activity or resource under the desired area.

  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. Add to LMS as an external tool

Open the specific padlet you want to add on Moodle and click on Share. You should see the option to "Add to 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

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

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

Here is a sample screenshot with the fields filled in.

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 for Schools 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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