Miro is a Hero
October 26, 2021

Miro is a Hero

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Miro

Miro is used in support of online learning. Virtual classrooms and labs were offered by the college even prior to the pandemic and ensuing shutdown, but the events of the last year have made use of Miro to provide a whiteboard experience integral to the teaching process. A prepared slide deck can only go so far in offering course content since an important part of the educational experience is the ability of the students to ask tangential questions and the ability of the instructor to provide answers and examples. Miro provides that capability.
  • Excellent array of tools for drawing diagrams and creating handwritten examples.
  • Highly responsive web-based application with reliable uptime.
  • Seamless integration with Zoom meetings.
  • Supports collaborative input from multiple users.
  • Easier ways to erase/clear whiteboards would be helpful.
  • Adding the ability to screen cast to a monitor would be excellent.
  • Video recording of a whiteboard session would be very useful for demonstrations.
  • Students gain a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the subject matter.
  • Students pay more attention due to the dynamic nature of the presentation.
  • Students participate more during question-and-answer sessions.
Miro is a well-designed web-based application. The ability to create multiple whiteboards which retain their state is very helpful when covering a topic that extends over several days; you can easily pick up where you left off. Because it is web-based, there is some concern regarding data integrity, but as long as that situation is kept in mind, the collaborators can choose to omit any content that may be considered sensitive.
Integrating Miro into the collaborative workflow is as simple as creating an account. The application can be run on multiple platforms, from desktops (both Macs and Windows) to mobile devices (both iOS and Android). This covers just about every device that might be used by a Miro user. The ability to install the Miro app on a tablet is especially useful for teams where multiple participants are mobile.
The use of Miro has been in the classroom context. It has helped to create a more cohesive environment, which was critical due to the sudden shutdown and transition to remote learning. Students suffered from a feeling of isolation and missed the interactive element of learning with their classmates. Miro helped bridge that gap in an efficient manner.

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Miro is ideally suited for situations where describing interactions or movement is best accomplished by drawing a flowchart and tracing the path being taken by the data/object. Granted, the complete flowchart can be published as a static diagram, but the problem lies in conveying the dynamic nature of the situation. Miro is also useful for allowing participants in a meeting to contribute to the whiteboard for viewing by the entire audience. The counterpoint is also true: Miro is less appropriate when the presentation consists of static information which can be conveyed efficiently via a slide deck.