Happy Novice
March 12, 2022

Happy Novice

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Miro

My work is faculty development for eLearning. Most of the work is for the development and delivery of Online and Hybrid university courses. Many instructors are challenged by how to get students engaged and collaborating for their synchronous and asynchronous online courses. I use Miro to showcase to faculty a collaboration tool that they can use in their courses. Miro serves as a perfect tool for this. They are using them in their courses for several purposes, from brainstorming to student projects and presentations.

Pros

  • The templates are very useful.
  • The scalability of the screen so that it is one Miro board is very helpful. It makes it easier for those who need to see the big picture and for those who need the details.
  • It's easy to get started using it, has support documents, and it's fun!
  • It embed into our Learning Management System - big plus!
  • You can embed other tools onto the Miro board. This is a common need for student collaboration.
  • The work created can be turned into a presentation. It is tremendously useful to not have to take the content and create a separate presentation. Everything is right in front of you, you can rearrange it, and use it to present in one place.

Cons

  • As much as I love the zoom feature, I trip over the functionality regularly! Having a choice would be nice, especially when I move between my Mac and my PC.
  • I find it difficult, or at least unintuitive, to navigate the board when I've zoomed in. I'd like to be able to (easily) move the board by clicking on it and moving in any direction. I typically find that it's easier to zoom out, find my focus, and zoom back in. I just discovered through a pop-up tip that you do it with a right-click, but that only occurred after I'd tried several times and searched for a tool. Having a quick-navigation item along the top or on the toolbar would be really helpful.
  • The product is clearly designed for business, and I've found that to be a bit of a turn-off for my faculty. There are a few templates geared towards education. I think it would be an easier "sell" if I had more examples or a section (beyond the template categories) for education, even just a way to enter in. It's a specific market request, but I would find value.
  • It solves an ongoing concern for faculty to get and keep students engaged in their courses.
  • It embeds into our Learning Management System, so it removes the need to draw students away.
  • Although still clunky for me, there is a Zoom integration.
I'm not sure about my own rating! I don't feel equipped to answer this question. I don't know about the implementation. I can't recall how I discovered it - probably from a link on another eLearning site. In terms of my own implementation of Miro, it is still new enough to me that I need to develop samples of boards and possibilities to showcase to faculty. I'm not there yet.
It is very easy and intuitive to integrate other apps onto a Board. I am very pleased that I can embed it into our learning management system. I'm not confident about the Zoom integration. I'm not confident using it in a meeting, so I put a link to the board in the chat and ask everyone to open it separately.
My work involves teaching undergraduate and graduate students online. Whether a class board during a synchronous session or student collaboration for their work and assignments, it is ideal. Even for courses that meet in-seat, it is a very useful collaboration tool that students can use outside of class time, and that provides the opportunity to use it and build on it during class time. It's very useful for "exit tickets", for questions or insights prior to a class meeting, and for follow-up.

Do you think Miro delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Miro's feature set?

Yes

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?

Yes

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The education option exceeds any of the competitors that I've looked at! It's the only reason I am able to showcase it to faculty as a tool they can use. As well, I prefer the templates, options, and overall look and feel to others.
Blackboard Assessment & Accreditation Solution, Zoom, Zoom Phone, Articulate 360, Google Drive, Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365), Camtasia, Snagit, Adobe PhotoShop, Doodle
My work is instructional design in higher education. I work with faculty who are developing and delivering online/hybrid courses. I am now suggesting and showcasing Miro to faculty to address their concern with student engagement. With the many templates and ease of use, it is a perfect tool for collaboration. I am now interested in using it for our department teamwork. We have used other tools, but I like this one better.

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