How to set up a Classroom plan

A Classroom plan is a great alternative to our bigger school plan - Padlet for Schools. A Classroom plan allows for two teachers and up to 200 students!

Before fully diving into a paid subscription, our Classroom plan offers a 30-day free trial. During this trial you will have the full functionality of a paid subscription with all features available to you. After your 30-day free trial is over, if you have not yet signed up for the paid subscription, your account will automatically be downgraded and no new padlets can be made.

Create your Classroom

If you already have an existing Padlet account, create a Classroom plan here! If you are new to Padlet, you can simply sign up for a Classroom plan here.

You can also create a Classroom plan from your user menu. You will have the choice between starting a free trial or subscribing to a plan immediately. Pick between the two options and begin setting up your Classroom! Follow the step-by-step guide below.

  1. Click the appropriate link shown above or click on your account name in the top-right corner of your dashboard and then select Create a new workspace.
  1. Select whether you would like to start a free 30-day trial or subscribe to a paid plan immediately. You can upgrade to a paid plan at any time within the free trial period. However, you cannot downgrade within a free trial period until the 30 days have passed.
  2. Give your classroom a name and URL.

You have now created your Classroom!

Setting up your Classroom

The 'Getting started' page will now display. Follow these steps to finish setting up your Classroom.

  1. Customize your Classroom info. Click the Classroom info button on the right side of the screen.
  1. You will see you are in your Classroom settings. This is where you can change your avatar, change the name and URL of your Classroom and/or update the 'About' section. Either click on the text or the pencil icon on the right. Don't forget to hit Save!
You can also get to this screen by clicking on your account name at the top-right corner of your dashboard > Settings > scroll down to where you see the name of your Classroom on the left > click Classroom info.

To navigate back to the 'Getting started' page, simply press the back arrow in your browser. You can also just pick from the list of options on the left side and work your way down until you've finished! We will work down the column for the purpose of this article.

  1. Click Members. Here you can add the second teacher to the account and/or all of the students. Read more about adding members below.
  2. Click Billing.

The Billing page will allow you to Upgrade to a paid subscription for your Classroom, if you wish. It will also tell you how many days you have remaining in your free trial.

  1. Click Permissions. Customize the different permissions you'd like for your Students and the other Teacher by clicking on Students or Teachers at the top of the page.
  2. Click Content safety. Safety Net is our AI moderation tool that monitors content and automatically blocks things deemed inappropriate. Set your Content Safety settings on this page to what is appropriate for you and your Classroom. Read more about Content safety here.
You can also click Delete classroom in this panel. Sometimes deleting a classroom is necessary - although we'd love for you to stay!

Add members

As mentioned before, click on your account name at the top-right corner of your dashboard. Click Settings, find your Classroom plan on the left and click Members.

  1. This page will allow you to add the second teacher to the account and/or all of the students. Simply click the pink Invite button at the top right to invite them. If inviting another teacher, click Enable link next to 'Teacher.' If inviting students, click Enable link next to 'Student.' Copy the appropriate link and send it out!
In the 'Invite by link' menu, it will show you how many spots are left out of the 2 teacher accounts allowed and 200 student accounts.
You can Disable the link at any time to prevent sign ups into your Classroom. You can also Enable the link at any time. Keep in mind, each time you Enable/Disable a link a new link will be generated and the old one will no longer work.
  1. When a teacher or student uses the Invite link that has been sent out, they will be taken to a page like the one below. It will specify the Classroom name and the particular role they will be added as. Just click Sign up to accept invite.

They have now been added as a member of your Classroom.

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