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How do I lock my board to allow users to place stickies but not move other pieces around?

  • 11 May 2020
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How do I lock my board to allow users to place stickies but not move other pieces around?

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Best answer by Kiron Bondale 11 May 2020, 18:56

@Wendy Quenzer -

Even if everyone interacting is an editor, the only way they could move a locked object around is if they manually unlock it. Because there is a roughly 2 second waiting period after they first click on the object and then click on the unlock action (see below), there’s no way someone could do this accidentally.

As such, if folks are consciously unlocking locked objects, “reinforcement” to not do so might be the only option right now :joy:

Having more options regarding access control for roles (e.g. add stickies but don’t edit anything else) or providing the ability to specify the access control for a specific access level more granularly than the current view/comment/edit options might be a worthwhile enhancement to log if you felt like adding a wish list post for it so other community members to vote on it.

Kiron

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@Wendy Quenzer -

Why not lock all the other objects in the area on the board where you’d want the collaborators to add stickies?

That’s what I tend to do for most of my class exercises - the frame, the instructions and the title of the exercise are all locked, and then only the stickies are left unlocked for learners to edit.

Kiron

@Kiron Bondale Thank you for your response. I believe I am, however, the pieces are still able to move around. Perhaps this is because of the roles assigned to the users? We have everyone assigned as “editors” currently. Any idea if that should be changed? We still want the participants to be able to create stickies but not make adjustments to the board.

 

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@Wendy Quenzer -

Even if everyone interacting is an editor, the only way they could move a locked object around is if they manually unlock it. Because there is a roughly 2 second waiting period after they first click on the object and then click on the unlock action (see below), there’s no way someone could do this accidentally.

As such, if folks are consciously unlocking locked objects, “reinforcement” to not do so might be the only option right now :joy:

Having more options regarding access control for roles (e.g. add stickies but don’t edit anything else) or providing the ability to specify the access control for a specific access level more granularly than the current view/comment/edit options might be a worthwhile enhancement to log if you felt like adding a wish list post for it so other community members to vote on it.

Kiron

Thank you @Kiron Bondale , I appreciate your help. 

Hi all, I am very new to using Miro but I am creating my own canvas to remote meetings with customers. My question is the following: How can I avoid that my customers only using sticky notes and they can’t move or eliminate anything over the canvas?? is it possible? or if exist any role where my customers have access to use only sticky notes?.


I appreciate your comments or ideas.

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@Carlos Toso -

There was a pretty similar question a couple of days back. Right now, if someone has the access to create sticky notes they can also create other shapes on boards. The commentator access only allows someone to view boards and add comments so that wouldn’t meet your needs.

You may wish to add a wish list topic for this so other community members can vote for it.

In the interim, I’d recommend locking everything down which you don’t want participants to edit.

Kiron

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