August 30, 2020
Score 10 out of 10
Read Faye Sadler-Clark's full review
Pros and Cons
- It allows you to build from independent work to group exercises and discussions and using brainstorming and the voting tool to drive decision making and action.
- It has functionality that allows you to bring your audience to different areas of the whiteboard using the 'summon everyone' function, and move between delivering material with 'presentation mode' and interactive exercises where students contribute ideas or suggestions.
- It offers an interactive and engaging platform for collaboration and costs can be kept low because people can join sessions as visitors.
- The only thing that used to bug me about Mural was the fact that you couldn’t identify participants who joined as visitors (one time collaborators appear as anonymous animals). I noticed recently that visitors can now add their name which is really useful. I expect this change came from Mural user feedback, they do seem to develop the features over time.
- Sometimes participants can't see images that you add to the whiteboard. There's a way around it but it's a little frustrating and I'm not sure why it happens.