24 – Miro


Miro is an online collaborative whiteboard platform to bring teams together, anytime, anywhere

Website: miro.com
Cost: Free and paid plans
Availability: Online

Rankings in the previous surveys: 

2021: 30 2020: 75 2019: – 2018: – 2017: – 2016: – 2015: – 2014: –
2013: – 2012: – 2011: – 2010: – 2009: – 2008: – 2007: –

Comments on Miro in 2022

“There are so many uses. I can use it to storyboard, brainstorm, plan, collaborate, diagram, etc. It easy to use.” Online instruction specialist, USA

“Simplifies conceptual relationships and logical links” Ed, Spain

“For some of our VILT sessions, Miro has replaced our use of PowerPoint slides.” Christopher Yellen, VP Learning, USA

“I use it for focus groups, to collate ideas and different parts of a project” Director, UK

Previous comments on Miro

“Highly useful for virtual collaboration.” Chet Stevenson, Instructional Design Manager, USA, 2021

“Powerful shared whiteboarding.” Brian Mulligan, Head of Online Learning Innovation, Ireland, 2021

“Collaborate with fellows on a sticky board. Endless sized sharing files and thoughts. Works around the globe, and exportable for reporting if you want. Great for workshops and trainings related to workshops. It replaces powerpoint with great ease.” Hein B A de Jong, Trainer, Netherlands, 2021

“Miro is brilliant for creating wireframe models, project planning, and running workshops. It’s also a brilliant tool for students to use and curate an online portfolio of their work or brainstorm for a group project.” Lee Lewis, Senior Digital Learning Coordinator, UK, 2021

“Miro helps us map out ideas and show connections between them. It’s also a standard collaboration tool in many industries so some of our module teams like to use not only to share their own ideas but also to build students’ employability skills.” OU Learning Design Team, UK, 2021

“It needs a bit of getting used to, but once you get the hang of it; it add great value to online collaboration sessions.” Jos Berden, Blended Learning Professional, Netherlands, 2021

“Miro is an online collaborative whiteboard so it’s great for mapping connections between ideas or tasks. I’ve created my own visual personal learning journey map in Miro, for example, and I also use it for mind mapping. The templates are helpful as they make it easy and quick to get ideas out of my head and into a visual format.” Dave, Vietnam, 2021

“make it easier to collaborate with others especially remote work situations” Haejun Yang, Manager, South Korea, 2020

“easy to use and free for universities” Senior Specialist People & Organisational Development, Germany, 2020

“free online collaborative whiteboard platform, easy to use for peer learning activities” Senior Consultant Global HR Projects, Germany, 2020

Quick Guide to Miro

Here you will find basic guidance and links on how to use Miro for teaching, training, learning and development.

In the workplace whether your teams are colocated, distributed, or fully remote, Miro provides an engaging, intuitive, in-person collaboration experience with multiple options for real-time or asynchronous teamwork on an online whiteboard.

Here’s how to get started with Miro

Running remote meetings and online workshops can be challenging. so this video shows you some Miro features to keep things simple

  • Take meeting notes with Visual Notes
  • Gather meeting participants with Attention Management
  • Share your work with anyone with Guest Editors
  • Cast a vote to make decisions quickly

More in the blog post, Using Miro to run seamless remote meetings and workshops but here’s the video.

Miro is one of the new online whiteboards on the list in 2020, Mural is another, so Mural vs Miro: Which remote whiteboard should you choose? Mike Stephenson from The Startup gives his opinion.

Further resources

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