Lino: Sticky Note and Photo Sharing

Instructional Strategy: Compare/Contrast, Collaboration, Demonstration, Brainstorming

Bloom’s Level: 1-5 (Remembering, Understanding, Applying, Analyzing and Evaluating)

Lino is an online bulletin board in which ‘sticky notes’, as well as images, videos and other files can be posted to a board. Multiple people can work on the same Lino canvas, which is useful for group work and whole class discussions. Lino can be accessed at home, school, work, and even on-the-go using the Lino app available to download for both Apple and Android devices.

Share the online board with students in your D2L class by copying and pasting the URL web link. Students can then open the online board and post their thoughts, comments, and feedback. To locate the URL, select the information ( i ) icon. Then, copy and paste the URL to the desired location in D2L.

The owner of the online board has complete control over items posted- including ‘sticky notes’, images, videos, etc. Sticky notes can be edited, peeled off (deleted), rotated, and pinned (so they don’t move). Students can post anonymously or if you would like to identify the author- instruct students to put their names on their sticky notes. If someone posts something inappropriate, use it as a teaching moment to show how “not” to use technology, then delete it.

Online bulletin boards can be used in a number of creative ways:

  • Post a question for students to answer prior to class, then have students follow up with responses after class.
  • Post questions for students to respond to in real-time during a class activity or lecture.
  • Have students introduce themselves to the class on a Lino board.
  • Ask students to post questions, to a Lino board during class, on course topics that are still unclear.
  • As a part of an assignment: organize ideas/thoughts, individual/group projects, presentations, reflections, discussion starters.


Create a free account today! Get started is easy- select a canvas and post a prompt on a sticky note. Lino allows instructors to easily engage all students. If you’d like to learn more about Lino please visit their website at  or visit the Lino FAQ site at to learn additional ways to use Lino inside and outside of the classroom. Please note that users can elect to upgrade to a paid account to gain access to additional features and tools.

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