Academic using Miro for interactive lecturing in a remote learning environment
September 07, 2021

Academic using Miro for interactive lecturing in a remote learning environment

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Miro

I am a faculty member in academia, and I have used Miro for interactive lecturing in a remote learning environment. I also use Miro with my research students to manage virtual whiteboards for brainstorming research ideas. Several of my colleagues also use Miro, which makes collaborating with them easily. I am not sure about others within my organization, but the nature of academia is that each researcher runs their own research group. As for teaching with it, if more faculty adopted it, it would be less "new technology" that I introduce in my classroom (students often complain when there are several new tools introduced in one classroom).
  • Easy to share with others, either as a publicly available link or private requiring sign-in.
  • Ability to organize the boards.
  • Web apps and iPad apps make use versatile while not requiring others to download something.
  • Large boards get really slow. Having a "softmax" for board size and an indicator of how much of the softmax was used would be helpful.
  • Sometimes the pen selection does not work so well in the iPad app (recently, this has been less of a problem though).
  • Smoothing out brush strokes can also be a nice touch (but is sometimes annoying). Xournal did this really well when I used it (~10 years ago).
  • Easier to collaborate.
  • Made remote lecturing easy, where I could use a set of frames for the lecture notes and another set of frames for the student group work.
Speed of signing onto a board could be improved.

Do you think Miro delivers good value for the price?

Not sure

Are you happy with Miro's feature set?


Did Miro live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Miro go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy Miro again?


Good Notes has better writing quality but Miro syncs faster. Good Notes was not particularly good for live collaboration for that reason.
Miro is great for brainstorming "at a whiteboard" when you are physically in different locations.