Miro - great for online teaching
March 03, 2022

Miro - great for online teaching

Imogen Knox | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Miro

I use Miro to engage students in online learning. I have found Miro to be a really helpful platform for use during online teaching sessions. I primarily use Miro for its brainstorming function, where I supply the students with prompts and put them into breakout rooms to have a conversation, the main points of which they then collect on the Miro board. We use the Miro board as a jumping-off point for the whole group discussion, which has been really valuable for engaging them in these discussions (which can be difficult in an online learning space!). Seeing the contributions of their peers and having these prompts has improved their confidence. I have also used Miro for in-person classes, particularly when there was a social distancing requirement. The students enjoyed the ability to contribute in a flexible way, posting words, pictures, and drawings which prompted a larger discussion. I'm a big fan of Miro and will continue to use it in my teaching, both online and in person.
  • Flexible format
  • Easy to use
  • Share function
  • Slightly confusing that the left-hand click moves objects, rather than navigation. This is perhaps harder to use when you don't have a mouse, which many of my students don't as they're working from laptops
  • Navigation of templates could be easier
  • Be able to set automatic settings, eg always make the shared link editable, rather than having to set this up each time
  • Student engagement
  • Covid safety
I was recommended Miro by a colleague after its implementation so have little information on this process.
Easy to use and a sensible substitute for an in-class whiteboard, with better functionality.
I haven't used Miro with colleagues, but it has been essential for my engagement with students during online classes. The students were able to work as a team despite not being together in the classroom.

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As mentioned in my previous paragraph, I have found Miro to be particularly effective for use in online teaching. This allows the students to contribute towards something tangible, and for us to have a record of our discussion. I have also used it for in-person teaching, though I am less reliant on it in these circumstances. Miro has been particularly useful for in-person classes during covid, as I haven't wanted students passing a whiteboard pen around or repeatedly getting out of their seats. Miro allows them to contribute and not just have me writing everything up. Despite this, I imagine I will continue to use Miro post covid as I like its flexibility, and I can ask students to post on the Miro board prior to class, then bring it up in class to start the discussion.