Common Padlet terms

  • Attribution: Post attribution shows the name of the post author. A post author may be marked as 'anonymous' if participating as a guest (without a padlet account)
  • Avatar: Your avatar is your profile image found on the top right corner of a padlet or next to the title.
  • Awaiting approval: When this message appears over your post it means your post will be reviewed by the padlet owner or moderator. Once approved, it will show up on the padlet for everyone to see!
  • Backpack: It is a premium plan designed for schools. It offers an exclusive environment for teachers and students to collaborate.
  • Bookmark: You are able to bookmark any padlet to save it on your account in the bookmarks tab.
  • Connector: Use connectors to form an association between posts. It is an option available in the Canvas format.
  • Contributor: It refers to anyone on the internet who gets access to a padlet. Contributors may or may not have a padlet account.
  • Cover image: Cover image is a tool used to assign a preview image for a padlet.
  • Creator: The padlet owner.
  • Format: Refers to the padlet layout. Options include Canvas, Timeline, Map, Stream, Wall, Shelf, and Grid
  • Gold: An upgraded version of the free, Neon Plan. It allows users to create up to 20 padlets and bigger file uploads.
  • Icon: The icon is an image that displays next to the padlet title. You can choose from dozens of emojis or add your own icon for a better representation of the padlet topic.
  • Member: A member is a contributor explicitly invited to add to a padlet.
  • Modify: It is represented by the cog icon. It is a tool used to change the title, description, wallpaper, post features, etc.
  • Neon - Neon is the free version of padlet. Some users sometimes call it 'Basic' or 'Vanilla'
  • padlet: A padlet is a digital board that allows you to post content online to hold discussions, collaborate, and share with others.
  • Post: It can be a text, photo, video, drawing, or gif. Any content added to a padlet is referred to as a post.
  • Platinum: The premium version for individuals. It allows unlimited padlets, bigger file uploads, etc.
  • Profile page: The profile page displays a user's avatar, bio, and public padlets.
  • Public: To make a padlet available for search engines, choose Public for privacy settings
  • Reactions: Tool to enable quantitative post feedback. Options include grades, star, heart, and upvotes
  • Remake: To copy a padlet.
  • Secret: This privacy option allows contributors to access a padlet with a link. No registration is required.
  • Sections: A way to group the posts on your padlet. You can enable them when you create a padlet or later on from the settings panel.
  • Slideshow: The easiest way to make presentations! Just create a padlet and click the play button in the action bar.
  • Team: Group plan that allows multiple users to share one dashboard. Free and paid plans are available.
  • User: A user can also be known as a contributor or guest collaborating on a padlet.

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