Padlet timeline

Padlet is an extremely easy-to-use tool that allows learners to collaborate online by posting text, images, links, documents, videos, and voice recordings. Padlet offers the user various types of pin walls. They can be structured in different ways. One option is a timeline. Trainers can use these timelines for displaying the structure of the course (as a preview of the activities). It is possible to insert texts and all types of multimedia material in these timelines.

Other uses of Padlet timelines

Trainers can use these timelines as well for historical context. As well it is possible to use it as a type of progress indicator in a course: Each activity is entered in the timeline, thus creating a chronologically ordered documentation of the course.

Another possibility is to enter the learners’ individual work results in this timeline as links, thus documenting the learners’ work.

Collaborative use of Padlet

Padlet allows synchronous or asynchronous collaboration. Learners can share ideas, materials, audio, and video. The trainer may create the Padlet and distributes the link to the trainees. Each learner may add content to the Padlet.

The timeline can be used to develop learning content:

Each learner adds at a certain point their own idea to the assignment. The timeline is used as the linear description of the content. Since it is possible to change the order, the complete structure of the content is available at the end. With this structure, each learner can finalize an individual work based on the jointly created structure.

General considerations to Padlet Timelines

Summarizing, the Padlet timeline offers numerous options and opportunities for learning or training:

  • Creating a timeline of key concepts and/or theorists.
  • Adding cultural context to historical points.
  • Describe and discuss the stages of a process, such as an experiment.
  • Creating a class journal describing and discussing key points across a module.
  • Create an image gallery of the development of buildings, crafts, and other items that might need documentation.


Timelines of Padlet are a versatile tool for cooperation, documentation, and presentation.

More information about Padlet is available from this project page.

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