Create with AI

Create with AI uses the power of generative AI to create an entire padlet based on your description. It is being constantly updated as we review how people are using it. This guide aims to help you understand how to use this feature most effectively.

Golden Rule: The more descriptive you are and more context you provide, the better the result will be.

How to access Create with AI

Click the pink, + Make button at the top of your dashboard.

You will see the Create with AI section.

Who can access?

Student and Business accounts are the only account types that do not have access.

If your account is one of these types but you are a Teacher or Owner in a paid Team or Classroom, you will also have access.


Still not sure how to put together an effective prompt? Try using our AI recipes!

We offer a variety of AI recipes including:

  • Discussion boards
  • Lesson plans
  • Rubrics
  • Class activity creator
  • + More!

These different recipes have custom inputs like 'grade,' 'topic' and 'subject' that will guide you through the best way to prompt AI to build your padlet.

After clicking the Create with AI section, click the dropdown menu at the top to choose which AI recipe you'd like to create. As an example, if you click on Timeline of events - the panel will show you sample topics to give you ideas. You can choose these exact options or go with your own!

Once you're finished with the details, click Create and watch the ✨Magic ✨ happen!

Move your mouse cursor over the panel while it's creating your padlet to create your own 'magic' touch! ✨

Custom Board

We also offer Custom Board as an option, which is a more open ended option that will attempt to create any kind of padlet you describe.

You can think of this feature as a tool to rapidly create drafts based on ideas you have for a padlet. Like any tool it is better for some applications than others.

Discussion boards

Click on Discussion board to enter a topic to generate discussion ideas and sample posts. You can even generate age appropriate posts by selecting grade levels to include. Read more about discussion boards here!

Generating factual content

The AI behind these magical padlet creating abilities has a comprehensive understanding of common human knowledge. You can ask it to create lists, timelines, maps, summaries and explorations of almost any topic you can think of.

Example: "A list of fictional books that I could study with my 11th grade students. Include the themes of each book."


Create with AI is excellent at generating lists of ideas to help you brainstorm any topic.

Example: "Eight ideas for a craft activity that I can do with my class of 1st graders to create something for Mother's Day."


Create with AI can generate padlets using the "Map" format. You can ask it to create a map as long as all of the contents have a location tied to it. Ensure you include the word "map" in the prompt.

Example: "A map of the six most popular national parks in the US."

If you do not include the word "map" in your prompt, there's no guarantee your newly created padlet will generate a map.

Creating 'mostly blank' padlets

Create with AI can create mostly blank padlets that have room for other people to add to. It usually works better if you mention is should be blank/empty or that it's for people to add their own posts.


  • "An empty template for first-year biology students to summarize concepts learned in lab, ask questions, and share resources."
  • "Four columns for students to vote on how they found the class. Each column will represent their mood."
There are many different use cases for Creating with AI! There really is no limit to the things you can do! -- Generating factual content, brainstorming, creating maps, making 'empty templates,' creating a cookbook with recipes, etc.

Best practices

  • 80/20 rule for AI: Use Create with AI to generate an initial padlet, then update or add whatever you need to put the finishing touches on it.
  • Value Your Insight: Treat AI-generated content as a preliminary resource, not the ultimate answer. Always follow your educational institution's guidelines.

Crafting effective prompts

The quality of the generated padlet is usually tied to how descriptive your prompt is. This is known as 'prompt engineering.' Here are some tips for getting the best results:

  • Clearly describe exactly what you want and avoid ambiguity.
  • If the result isn't quite what you wanted, think of a different way to word it and try again.
  • Update the 'I am a...' text field to change the voice with which the padlet is written. For example: "English noblewoman from the Victorian era."

Limitations to consider

Magic Padlet has the following limitations, many of which we are actively working to solve:

  • It has no knowledge of world events after April 2023
  • In rare cases it can "hallucinate" and respond with information that is not factual
  • The maximum number of posts you can ask for is approximately twenty
  • It does not have any knowledge of your account or the padlets you have already created

Privacy and Security

The AI that you are creating padlets with is hosted by a 3rd party service. We do not send any information to this AI other than what you directly enter into the Create with AI text inputs.

So, we do not send any information about your organization, account, or padlet contents to any 3rd party as part of this feature.

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