There are many different ways that Padlet can promote student engagement. Some suggestions for how Padlet can be used in combinations of supporting learning before and after teaching sessions, standalone or as part of an online classroom. Many of the approaches provide lectures with ways of gauging students' learning and for students to check their own understanding as well as ways of asking questions about a topic or the Module. After each example below a suggestion is made for which Padlet style (Wall, Canvas etc) might be most appropriate. For more on Padlet styles please visit Which Padlet style should I select?.
Firstly when creating your Padlets ensure the setting for attributions is turned OFF (slider to the left) so that all contributions are anonymous and ensures students are not required to log in to post. Remind students that all posts are anonymous and how they can post and if you have enabled comments and/or voting on posts (where you have actioned this). The anonymity feature supports a diverse range of students contributing.
Once you have created your Padlet and embedded it in a Moodle Page, only navigate students to the Padlet either through the Moodle page or using the Moodle page link. Do not share the direct Padlet url and remind students not to share this link by any channels. This is important for GDPR purposes and will ensure only users you have shared the Padlet with via a Moodle page will be able to view and contribute to that Padlet. For more please visit How do I share a Padlet with my students?.