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Building and running a Miro board for a live online training workshop
I have spent a lot of time lately translating my in-person training workshop content into a collaborative live online training environment. I've read and seen plenty of best practices from other sharers (thank you!) and created the boards as you can see below. I also managed to deliver a session of this 2-hour live online training workshop with business partners in another country this week. Here are my learnings from that opportunity: Less is seriously more! Miro is such fun to use and I actually built lots of engagements and activities for this session. I probably ended up using 50% of what I built. In an online environment, it takes probably 50% more time to complete activities and discussions than offline. The good thing is I can easily see what's next on my board and skip content/discussion as necessary. Give plenty of ramp up time! The participants love the experience of using Miro, the interactivity and the engagement throughout the workshop. To get to this stage, however, means
We need a really good facilitator/participant permissions tool
Like loads of people here, I love what Miro can do, and I desperately wish it could do more to support live facilitated workshops and interactive training. We need a really good facilitator/participant permissions tool as soon as possible. I am sure I am not the only one who is ready to move to Miro as the main platform for all of my online facilitation work with clients, but I am stalled because I don’t know how soon this main deficiency will be fixed. This is a big barrier to running workshops with less tech-savvy participants or with groups that I will only be seeing for 2-4 hours. That’s why I want to know: What can you tell us about what Miro developers are working on right now? What are the priorities internally? What will you all be working on next? Should we be joining together to hire developers to make add-ons, or can we count on Miro to keep improving the core product for live facilitated workshops? Can we help you? What can we do? @Anna Savina , @Marina , @Oleg K , @Le
Running an Online Workshop with 30 People
Hi everyone, I will be running my first-ever 20-30 people workshop on Miro and I would love to hear any advice you guys could give me! I’m lowkey worried that it would be laggy, but I don’t know - I’ve only tried working on it with 10 people at once so far (this morning) and that worked fine. But other than that- does anyone have any tips to share? So far, I’ve thought of (and prepared) the following: Separate “Google Hangout” meeting links to allow for different groups (there are 2-4) to split the discussions, so that they can be free to talk amongst themselves. (Me as the floating facilitator, I’ll jump from one “call” to another to provide help where necessary. Provided working templates separated into 5 sections for each of the groups (i.e. Information Download, Idea Brainstorming Area, Affinity Mapping Area, Voting, and Idea Conceptualization Area) along with instructions & examples positioned at the start of each section. Adding “individual workspaces” with pre-made set of po
Trip planning, new apartment design and other unusual Miro use cases 🎡
Hi there, Do you use Miro outside work? We already have examples of creating games on the board drawing writing a novel I’ve heard people use Miro to create moodboards, plan their trips, brainstorm on the design of a new apartment, plan a dream wedding… Please share your examples in the comments! Attach screenshots of your boards if possible
Miroverse Challenge: Womxn at Work 👩💻
Hi Miro Heroes To celebrate the International Women’s Day, we are launching our first-ever challenge honoring women’s rights, women’s history, and workplace equality. Our mission is to forge inclusive work cultures where women's careers thrive and their achievements are celebrated, and we would love you to join us and help drive change. For this special edition of the Miroverse Challenge, Womxn at Work, we invite you to submit templates that cover the topics mentioned above. We will accept different kinds of templates: icebreakers, workshops, team building, retrospectives, education and more. We will be judging based on relevance, template layout, and ease of use. For inspiration, here are some sample ideas: An icebreaker template that’s a trivia game about female leaders around the world A team building exercise that breaks through masculine and feminine archetypes We look forward to seeing all the amazing ways in which you celebrate and support women using Miro. Let’s dri
Links and Table of Contents
Hello awesome Miro Community. I wanted to relay a problem I am having around creating and maintaining a Table of Contents (TOC) on my boards. After seeing @Jeremy Pollack in the NORAM VMUG: 05 create links from one object to another, I immediately thought it would be amazing to create references on my larger, more complex boards in the form on a TOC. When the team loads the board, the view centers on the TOC and folks can navigate easily to the area of the board they want to work in (or to a different board altogether). Then, in major or key areas of the board, I can create a “Return to TOC” link and now my team can jump around with ease. My initial proof of concept using this method worked amazingly well, so I am confident there is an elegant solution here. The issue that has come up is that once you have linked to an object or group of objects on the board, if you change that object, the link is no longer valid, and the TOC stops working as intended. On the board I was working on,
1-hour Miro Walkthrough Tutorial
Hi, Miro Community. I created a 1-hour video tutorial of (almost) all Miro features and functions. Each specific function is time stamped in the Youtube video description. The video covers with navigating, then left side menu functions, onto tips for sharing boards with others, and finally the bottom left menu’s presenting and facilitating options. I hope it helps new users as well as experienced users who might see something they’ve never used. The video is public and sharing is welcome.www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJG2LUmyv2E&feature=youtu.be
Show us your WFH workspace
I have been working from home for almost 3 years now and it has been a struggle to find that lucrative work-life balance. Previously, I was in a 1 bedroom apartment and I had to work at my dining room table or a tiny space in my living room and it was hard to get away from work at the end of the day and I experienced intense burnout. Recently I moved into my first home (YAY!) and it was a MUST that I have my own office space and now I feel so much better. I know not everyone has this luxury but you’ve made it work. So, I’m asking that you share your WFH space. What makes it great? What do you wish you had? Any tips to make a non traditional work area well...workable? Here’s mine. I’m obsessed with Funko pops and they keep a smile on my face. My “co-workers” also keep me sane when I’m alone in this room most of the day. Looking to get some artwork soon! Some of my co-workers
Building my Bullet Journal within Miro
I’m taking the time to create my BUJO in Miro. I’m a visual person and miss having things laid out infront of me. My tiny bedroom studio in Belgium has shrunk my useable space for work planning. I miss my big wall, I miss my studio. Miro solved my problem by allowing me to spread out and take the space i need to create my mental maps.
Hi Miro Community, Created an amazing board that you are proud of? Want to showcase your work? Seek inspiration for your new project? Well, this is definitely the place to share your creations and get inspired! In this thread, show us your board and write a couple of sentences describing what is depicted there. You can either add a couple of screenshots of the board or embed the board link with view-only access. If you are ready to share this board with the rest of the community to use it as a template, welcome to Miroverse! (Submit your board to Miroverse) If you want to share the whole story of a project or your experience with Miro, please write it in the Inspiration category - a special place for your bigger stories, where you can also get feedback from your peers Please make sure you do not expose any sensitive information Looking forward to your beautiful, inspiring, unique boards!
Miroverse x Pip Decks Challenge: Workshop Toolkit
Hi Miro Community 😍 DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 12 Have you heard about Pip Decks? Pip Decks publishes card decks that contain everything you’d ever need to confidently lead your team 🙌Their first deck Workshop Tactics is a curated list of the best agile and design-thinking workshop techniques to help consultants, managers, professors, designers, engineers, managers, and CEOs…. Because no one wants to run a bad meeting 🤓 They also have various Miro templates to accompany their decks. So we decided to collaborate and invite our amazing communities to co-create with us! 🎉🎊 🧐 What are the core techniques that are fundamental to facilitating a successful workshop? ✍️ We invite you to create a template that includes the essentials to run a workshop: Make it fun and tidy, something that every facilitator wants to have easy access to Don’t forget to include your favourite Workshop Tactics 💡 For inspiration, see top Workshop Tactics cards Charles (founder of Pip Decks) can’t live w
Using Miro for hosting collaborative drawing classes
I’m running my Mindful Drawing online workshop within my Miro board. I host an audience and use the board’s drawing tool to demonstrate to the audience. Viewers can work on their tasks off to the side of the main area and I can zoom and pan out to look at their work while keeping an eye on everyone at once. It’s rad. I’m also using the collaborative board privately with my artists friends to play around during calls when we catch up during lockdown.
What are your top tips for rapidly and smoothly onboarding new participants in a live workshop?
Like many of you, I am using Miro for live online participatory workshop events. Almost all of the people attending my events are brand new to Miro, and by far the most difficult part of the workshop is getting them over that first hurdle of learning how to use the tool well enough to participate. Half of the difficulty is teaching them what they should avoid doing by accident! This is much more difficult for people who are not digital natives, and in larger groups it is almost guaranteed that at least one participant will be lost and frustrated. What have you tried? What worked best?
Liberating Structures using Miro!
I am sure many of you have already used different techniques to create your workshops. I am consistently dipping into Liberating Structures to string together experiences. I’ve used a few for clients and have also actively experimented with a number in Miro to get a sense of where they can work smoothly or otherwise.My list so far:1-n-4-AllConversation CafeTRIZDraw TogetherUX FishbowlWhat Liberating Structures have you tried building with Miro? Do share here! Here’s a recent Liberating Structures workshop I’ve run recently.https://miro.com/app/board/o9J_knEQjXI=/A video showcase of Liberating Structures in Miro:Draw Together: https://youtu.be/yUROeypBp7QTRIZ: https://youtu.be/gFNiglQP8lsConversation Cafe: https://youtu.be/NslSmY9771M
Ship it or leave it: how to follow-up on feature requests?
Hey, fellow product managers! How many feature requests do you have in your backlog? And how many of them will you actually implement? Does the user ever hear back again about their idea? Oof, customer requests... Tricky they are! Like you, we at Miro love our customers, and they love us back: we get lots of great feedback and tons of amazing, elaborate feature ideas. There are several channels that we are tracking: NPS survey feedback, support tickets, shoutouts on social networks, regular feedback review meetings with customer success and support agents. But while we certainly want to deliver as much value as possible, it may be challenging to manage customers’ expectations when it comes to these requests. So how do you go about it? Please share with us your tried and tested ways to track and follow-up on customer requests to guarantee the best user experience. Or, take part in this short poll, and leave your own option in the comments!
Active authors who write about Miro?
Hi all! I’m a semi-newbie to Miro (in that I haven’t used it much) and would like to understand the nuances of it’s application from different people who are active users. Could anyone point me to some recent case studies or articles where Miro was part of a project/endeavor? It can be on Medium, a related Miro blog, LinkedIn, etc. Doesn’t really matter. :) Thanks in advance!
Announcing Miro User Groups!Community Events
What are Miro User Groups?Miro User Groups or MUGs are meetups locally and virtually that are hosted by some amazing Miro users. At these events you’ll be able to meet fellow Miro users to network, share ideas and best practices and collaborate to create the next big thing.We’ll have great conversations, food, and drinks as well as exclusive swag that you’ll only find at in-person MUGs!We’re starting in Austin TX, San Francisco, CA, and Amsterdam (as well as our Virtual Events…V-MUGs for the win!) but we will be expanding to a city near you! We’re taking over the GLOBE!So join your fellow Miro Pioneers and find a MUG near you by going to events.miro.com! We'll be adding new events every month.
LaTeX and Math Editor Tool
Hi Everyone, I’ve written a Miro addon that renders LaTeX math expressions to images you can then drag and drop to your boards. It also includes the option to toggle the input mode from plain tex to the excellent MathLive equation editor widget.I’m looking for a few test users to give some feedback on the UI and iron out any bugs.Addon url is https://miro.com/oauth/authorize/?response_type=code&client_id=3458764526714594504&redirect_uri=%2Fconfirm-app-install%2F Code is here: https://github.com/grady/miro-latex This is under active development, so it could break at any moment.I hope people find this useful.
Groupwork: separate boards or one board with multiple frames?
I’m planning to use Miro while teaching an online math course this Fall. For the synchronous portion, we will break into groups (using Zoom breakout rooms) and each group will work collaboratively on a worksheet, which I will integrate with Miro. Do you think it’s better to have a single board for that day’s lesson, containing a frame for each group? Or create multiple (identical) boards and give one board to each group? Of course a single board is more streamlined and will help me easily see each group’s progress. But my concerns are (a) the groups peeking at each other’s work rather than devising their own original solutions, and (b) one group accidentally messing up another group’s work.
Win an iPad Pro: share how you Miro in the online classroom templates challenge 🧑🏫
Hi Miro Community We believe the 2021-22 school year is an opportunity for all educators to shine even brighter. Now, with all the new skills you’ve cultivated over the past year of distance learning, you can create engaging, blended learning experiences that incorporate the new tools and technology you mastered. Today, we’re kicking off the How Do You Miro? Online Classroom Templates Challenge! This contest is all about best practices for online whiteboarding and classroom collaboration. We’d love to see your favorite activities for online or blended classes that work on the virtual whiteboard. Please share with us and with the Miro community your best examples of collaborative activities such as: Problem-solving Case studies Field surveys Learning games Investigation groups Exhibitions Of course, if there's a group activity that went over really well online or in a blended class, let us know all about it! Note: If you’re a student or educator and you don’t use Miro EDU plan - jus
Trick: Easily create thumbnails to distinguish your board
I have way too many board with the default logo. It was hard to find anything. I tried selecting the remarkable area of the board so that I could visually see it. But that was also not great.Then I found out how to "craft" them. I recorded a small how-to in case you want to do that, too.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EQu94hjaDs (I couldn't embed the video for some reason)In short it is:put an emoji on the board click on the title of the board click "select preview area" zoom in on your emoji hit doneAs soon as you refresh your dashboard, your board will be updated. step 3: click "select preview area"step 4: zoom in on your art Refresh your dashboard and your thumbnail should be updated
The Community Events Team is looking for Event Speakers!
We are seeing industry professionals who would be interested in presenting at one of our future Virtual Miro User Groups! What is a Virtual Miro User Group? Virtual Miro User Groups, or V-MUGs as we like to call them, are virtual meetups that are hosted by an amazing group of Miro users who volunteer their time to create engaging, informative and fun events for our Miro Community. What are we looking for in a presenter? Miro User Group leaders are always looking for other Miro users who are engaging, charismatic speakers from various backgrounds who are eager to share their knowledge during these community events. What kind of presentations are we looking for? Our virtual events range from collaborative workshops, AMAs (Ask Me Anythings), to simple presentations on how presenters use Miro to help boost efficiency, and more. How you want to present this knowledge is up to you! Past topics have included: Remote Facilitation Best Practices Gamification Qualitative research
Replacing PowerPoint with a Miro board
I am running a webinar in a few days and the plan is to use Miro to share content rather than PowerPoint. Its a rather large group so there won't be any participant inputs on the board (I know this is the whole point of Miro). Any thoughts on what the risks of this approach might be??
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