Adding Padlet to an Assignment in Canvas

Padlet is an online application that allows users to create visual boards (padlets) for organizing and sharing content. Illinois State University has enabled Padlet as a Learning Tool Integrations (LTI) within Canvas.

Add Padlet to an Assignment in Canvas

Instructors may add a padlet to an assignment in Canvas by following the directions below:

  1. Log in to Canvas with your ULID and password.
  2. Navigate to Assignments on the Course Navigation bar.
  3. Select +Assignment to create a new assignment.
    1. For more information regarding creating an assignment in Canvas, please see:
      1. How do I create an assignment?
  4. To add a pallet, scroll down the assignment settings to the section labeled Submission Type.
  5. Click on the drop-down menu and select External Tool.
  6. Next to the Enter or find an External Tool URL field select Find.
  7. Scroll down the list, select Padlet 1.3 (Figure 1):

    Figure 1:

  8. Select an existing padlet from the Illinois State University Dashboard, or click Make a padlet to create a new padlet (Figure 2):
    1. For more information regarding the use of Padlet, pleas refer to: ISU ProDev: Padlet

      Figure 2:

  9. If you select to make a (new) padlet, be sure you select Make in Illinois State University if you want it to appear as a selectable option when you add it to assignments in Canvas (Figure 3):

    Figure 3:

  10. Once you have selected your padlet, the URL of the padlet will now appear in the Configure External Tool pane. Click Select to add the padlet (Figure 4):

    Figure 4:

  11. Upon Saving and/or Publishing the assignment, the padlet will appear in the assignment (Figure 5):

    Figure 5:

You have now added a padlet to your Canvas assignment using Padlet.

Additional Resources

How to Get Help

  • Instructional assistance and knowledge for Canvas are available through the Center for Integrated Professional Development by phone at (309) 438-2542 or by email at
  • Technical assistance and knowledge for Canvas are available through the Technology Support Center at (309) 438-4357, by email at, or by Live Chat at