Coming from AWW App

  • 25 February 2021
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I came from using AWWP, and when I was on AWWP, we were able to make new pages

I’m using Miro for teaching purposes, and It’s hard to put all the pages within one board. 

Is there a way to make multiple pages within the board?

Marina 7 months ago

Hi everyone,
Welcome to Miro and Miro Community! :raised_hands_tone2:


I’m so sorry you have to switch to a completely new tool and experience these difficulties. This is always a challenge. And Miro is indeed a more complex tool.

 

I wanted to jump in and let you know that we also have Miro Lite. This is a simpler version of the online whiteboard that you can use without signing up or signing in. Just go to miro.com/lite, create a board, and share the link with your team. 
:warning:  Please check out the Help Center article to learn all the specifics of Miro Lite.

 

As for the case with new/separate pages, there’s no this exact functionality in Miro, but we suggest you simply create several boards. Frames can also work here, but please note that frames are not available in Miro Lite.

I hope this is helpful!

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I have this same gripe with Miro. The frames solution is pretty clunky for the tutoring context. Why did you merge Awwapp?? You were the best tutoring platform out there. This is a downgrade IMO.

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Oh my goodness.  This is so much more complicated than the AWW whiteboard app.  I think I will be looking for a new platform to use.  If any of you former AWW app users have suggestions, please share.

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I have been using the AWW app for over a year to create interactive lessons for my students with special needs.  One of the features of AWW I really liked was having multiple pages within one board, so I could direct the student to click over to page 3 etc.  Is this possible within MIRO?  I chose AWW initially because none of the other “simplified” white boards would allow me to upload images as backgrounds for the students to work on.  MIRO is much more complicated, and I’m not sure it’s going to work for me and my students. I’m feeling pretty disappointed.

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In https://awwapp.com/ you could upload a pdf. Each page of the pdf would appear on a seperate page on the website and could then be annotated over wtih a stylus. The annotation for that page was unique to that page. If I upload a pdf in miro I can move through the pages but any annotation from one page remains when moving to the next.

I too am very dissapointed with miro and if I can find something better will not transfer from awwapp to miro. You can try to sell the single board approach all you want but nobody would want the contents of a book or even of a smaller document strewn across a single board. 

 

Please let me know if you find another company that replicates AWWAPP features. I tried Miro and it’s awful. I need a site that will allow multiple pages & ability to upload PDF to multiple pages

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@jh92 As suggested by @Robert Johnson, “Frames” is your best approach and use the Frames sidebar. If you’re looking to run a “PowerPoint-like” experience, then use the Presentation Mode which will scroll through your frames.

Thank you for the suggestions. As a tutor I need to be able to edit each frame live and it doesn’t seem that presentation mode allows this. Often, I don’t know what images and diagrams I will need to upload until the moment the student asks a question.

The frames sidebar is a potential option, but it seems to take up a lot of space on the screen just to switch between each page. Do you know if the student’s view would also follow if I switched to a different frame, or would I need to instruct them to do use the sidebar as well?

Unfortunately Miro seems to just add extra steps that AWWapp (awwapp.com) was already doing much more simply. 

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In https://awwapp.com/ you could upload a pdf. Each page of the pdf would appear on a seperate page on the website and could then be annotated over wtih a stylus. The annotation for that page was unique to that page. If I upload a pdf in miro I can move through the pages but any annotation from one page remains when moving to the next.

I too am very dissapointed with miro and if I can find something better will not transfer from awwapp to miro. You can try to sell the single board approach all you want but nobody would want the contents of a book or even of a smaller document strewn across a single board. 

 

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@mlanders I am glad you see the value in what awwapp had but I would ammend the idea/wish to adding pages in general.

In awwapp we could do more than this. We could add snipets of pdfs images powerpoints etc, each onto a seperate page. The annotation for each page would remain with the page it was added to. 

Simply put it is a half way solution to what miro currently has and still lacks many of the advantages of pages. 

I created a wish for new pages. seperate pages/new pages/unique pages | Miro

 

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Oh my goodness.  This is so much more complicated than the AWW whiteboard app.  I think I will be looking for a new platform to use.  If any of you former AWW app users have suggestions, please share.

Scribblar is the closest I’ve found. Still missing several of AWWapp’s best features but works better than Miro for my purposes. 

https://scribblar.com/

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Thanks for the reply. This is way too complicated to use to plan multiple lessons for multiple students on a daily basis.  I am really disappointed that AWW is being discontinued.

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@mlanders I am glad you see the value in what awwapp had but I would ammend the idea/wish to adding pages in general.

In awwapp we could do more than this. We could add snipets of pdfs images powerpoints etc, each onto a seperate page. The annotation for each page would remain with the page it was added to. 

Simply put it is a half way solution to what miro currently has and still lacks many of the advantages of pages. 

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@jh92 - There are no “pages” in Miro - they are called “board”. A Miro board is an infinite digital space. if you need more space to add stuff to your Miro board, just move to blank spot on the board and add stuff.

I would suggest opening up an Miro board and following along with this 1 hour video: 

 

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@jh92 As suggested by @Robert Johnson, “Frames” is your best approach and use the Frames sidebar. If you’re looking to run a “PowerPoint-like” experience, then use the Presentation Mode which will scroll through your frames.

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@jamesm - You could extract your PDF pages and annotate them:

 

Please keep in mind that Miro is not promoting itself as a document editor/collaboration platform, so if another tool would work better you should definitely keep using it.

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@Robert Johnson & @Isman Tanuri :

So bad it hurts - but the feature here everyone else is longing for is a big step forward and would be so cool to have.

I tried it to get the feeling of @jh92 & @Paul Johnson & @Manpreet Sambhi  & @cjsdarthvadar & @jamesm :

We never used it but as I saw it I can imagine how cool this would be to have it:

 

Just look onto the right bottom site … it shows something fascinating and makes clear what we’re missing:

An automatic framesetting when it comes to adding of an document:

 

This would be a timesaver!

Created a Wish out of this - so please vote for it:

https://community.miro.com/wish-list-32/automatic-frames-when-new-documents-added-into-a-board-3948

 

Michael

When I upload a multi-page document, I don't want the annotations I make to be on every page.  Rather, I want to write on one page and then flip to the next page and have it be blank (with just what's on the pdf).  My PDF is loading in multiple pages (if I click it, a toolbar pops up allowing me to move to the next slide) however, whatever I write on one slide is there on the next.  How do I prevent that?

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Oh my goodness.  This is so much more complicated than the AWW whiteboard app.  I think I will be looking for a new platform to use.  If any of you former AWW app users have suggestions, please share.

Scribblar is the closest I’ve found. Still missing several of AWWapp’s best features but works better than Miro for my purposes. 

https://scribblar.com/

Thanks for this Paul. I agree it lacks a bit compared to awwaapp but at least it has seperate pages. The lack of infinite space compared to awwapp is slightly made up for by being able to insert pages inbetween. 

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Hi everyone,
Welcome to Miro and Miro Community! :raised_hands_tone2:


I’m so sorry you have to switch to a completely new tool and experience these difficulties. This is always a challenge. And Miro is indeed a more complex tool.

 

I wanted to jump in and let you know that we also have Miro Lite. This is a simpler version of the online whiteboard that you can use without signing up or signing in. Just go to miro.com/lite, create a board, and share the link with your team. 
:warning:  Please check out the Help Center article to learn all the specifics of Miro Lite.

 

As for the case with new/separate pages, there’s no this exact functionality in Miro, but we suggest you simply create several boards. Frames can also work here, but please note that frames are not available in Miro Lite.

I hope this is helpful!

During an hour I may need 10+ pages and so that many boards. How could I and others quickly and simultaneously navigatge back and forward through various boards during a session? 

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Scribblar is the closest I’ve found. Still missing several of AWWapp’s best features but works better than Miro for my purposes. 

https://scribblar.com/

Wow, thank you very much Paul! :thumbsup:

I was looking for an alternative to AWWapp for so long but I didn’t find scribblar. I did a very quick test only, but I think it will work for me. I only need the basic stuff: writing pen, upload jpg/png/pdf, multiple pages, guest doesn’t have to sign in to use the board

The pages on scribblar are not unlimited but limited multiplie pages are way better for me than a single unlimited page (with frames).

 

OK, one bigger problem is the price. :neutral_face:

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I also need separate pages. I am an online tutor. With private clients, I can assign each one their own unique board and then add a new page for each session. Right now while trying out Miro, we have to find our way to the same place on the board for each new session. It’s simply messy and confusing.

I also offer drop-in online office hours sessions. I currently have to work with all the students on the same board rather than being able to create a new page for each student who comes to the session. Again, it’s messy and confusing.

As a former AWW user, I am on a free trial of Miro, though I did sign up for one of the upgraded plans to take effect later. I will finish out this school year on this platform, but I will find another for next year if the ability to add new pages within a single board is not added.

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Oh my goodness.  This is so much more complicated than the AWW whiteboard app.  I think I will be looking for a new platform to use.  If any of you former AWW app users have suggestions, please share.

Scribblar is the closest I’ve found. Still missing several of AWWapp’s best features but works better than Miro for my purposes. 

https://scribblar.com/

Thank you for this suggestion. I am a former AWW user and I’m trying Miro now while they’re offering a free trial. I’ve written elsewhere on the thread why I need separate pages for my tutoring students. I will check this one out!

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@whoever on the scribblar testing:

Really?

  • No stickies
  • no roalty-free pictures like unsplash inside
  • no icons / symbols
  • no arrows
  • no app-integration
  • no grouping
  • not possible to connect the elements together
  • not possible to choose the pages of a document
    (if I have a 60 Site PDF-file the whole document is been uploaded. When I only want to have page 5-8 I have to delete every other created site )

I take only the point fo the unsplash/icons/symbol thing:

Of course you can go onto the unsplash webpage seperately but allone this integration saves a lot of time.

Pictures are so important in my lessons / trainings / classes / to show something.

In former times i have spent a whole lot of money to buy pictures to implement them in my PPT-Slides.

I never ever have to take care about this …

I never ever have to leave my platform to open a seperate webpage

safe the file onto my computer and upload it into my board

same with icons/symbols

 

I know that you all like to have this - The answer for this is very simple:

Vote for this wish - so maybe in the future you / we will see this:

https://community.miro.com/wish-list-32/add-separate-pages-new-pages-unique-pages-coming-from-aww-app-3923?

Michael

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@jh92 - And if by “page” you are referring to some way to group things into something that looks like a page, you could use frames:

 

A few other resources to get you start:

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@all:

Sorry for the question … What is AWWP?

All I can find is the Amazon WordPress Plugin.

What exact is the need and the advantage to use pages @jh92 :

Could you explain in detail what exact you like to get from this and what miro does not offer you or what makes it more easier to use pages than miro

Michael

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@Paul Johnson & @jh92 :

There are two ways to get the attention of your students so that they will see exactly what you’re showing:

Either by clicking on the buttom of the screen and use 

 

Or you use the Bring everyone to me function on the right top of the screen

 

But there is a workaround to add new pages into a board:

Create as many new boards as pages are needed in your Boardview:

Add into each page a “turn page-section graphic-element”

Link this Button with your Pages you created:

 

The result:

Michael

 

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@cjsdarthvadar:

the easiest way to work is to try it with frames.

If you once worked with it you never will go back to page oriented working:

https://help.miro.com/hc/en-us/articles/360018261813-Frames

 

https://help.miro.com/hc/en-us/articles/360017730973-Structuring-Board-Content

 

https://help.miro.com/hc/en-us/articles/360017731073-Presentation-Mode

 

https://help.miro.com/hc/en-us/articles/360017571954-How-to-Start-Collaboration-with-Miro

 

Michael

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