Miro is a valuable tool for collaborating in the classroom and with research and development partners
October 19, 2021

Miro is a valuable tool for collaborating in the classroom and with research and development partners

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Miro

I use this tech a lot in online classrooms. Students really value being able to access and collaborate on the boards and making them available outside of the sessions via links on our learning platform. This has helped them revise and catch up on sessions they've missed. I have personally recommended Miro to colleagues in my department and know of several who value the functionality. I use it with a basic Bluetooth graphics tablet in face-to-face classrooms. the real strength here is passing the tablet around the group allows the students to annotate the board without feeling so self-conscious about being on display or disrupting others in the seats. I've made some use of the boards when collaborating on curriculum design activities and with research groups. Some colleagues really like working like this but others find it too fiddly. As always it's about choosing tools that serve the purpose and audience/group.
  • Classroom collaboration using Bluetooth graphics tablet.
  • Collecting ideas for curriculum design and development.
  • Collaborating with research partners on the design of data collection instruments and ideas about interpreting results.
  • Don't be tempted to keep cluttering the interface, it is most useful when it is kept simple.
  • Anything that makes the updating of the onscreen content more responsive. This is not a problem most of the time but occasionally I notice lagging between what I've done and what others can see.
  • When working with commercial service users and private clients they have been very responsive to the playful and empowering nature of working on Miro.
  • This has meant that I've got clients on board with a proposal quicker as they feel a greater degree of ownership as they have collaborated in the design/development.
  • I have lost out on one occasion when a potential client took the board content and developed the proposal with another provider but these things happen in business.
I sometimes resent the overlay popups that want to show me the new features.
This is a real strength, if nothing else I can snag a jpeg of the content for sharing.
Online learning during lockdown was much better because of the use of the boards.

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Better than Jamboards in terms of real time interactions with collaborators. More intuitive than Prezi and visually more engaging than Trello. However, I find other stregths in Prezi and Trello, e.g. work flow with Trello is easier to allocate and Prezi Classic outputs are very pleasing visually.
Moodle, Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365), Google Drive
As mentioned in my general and specific comments I use Miro in face-to-face and online classrooms, with colleagues when designing and developing the curricula, and for collating ideas with research partners.