MURAL has recently released many features that are game changing in the education setting. I’m going to dive into the following features and how you can use them in the classroom:
💡 Try these features out and let us know your thoughts in the Teachers’ Lounge community.
When collaborators enter a mural for the first time, they have access to the full suite of visual thinking tools at their fingertips — tools that can be powerful and fun to play around with, but can sometimes be overwhelming, distracting, or unnecessary to complete a specific exercise. The custom toolbar allows you to simplify the collaboration experience for your students or collaborators by choosing what visual thinking tools are available in the mural.
Quickly toggle the feature on in the top bar and select which tools you want your students to be able to use. You can then click “See preview” in the dropdown menu to ensure this is the desired experience before you get started.
With the find feature, you can now find objects by the collaborator that last edited them. Inside the find panel, you can filter based on a collaborator and see all elements on the mural that were last edited by them.
To quickly gauge classroom participation and make sure all students are contributing
Note: This is not meant to be the source of truth used for grading
Locate the find icon (it looks like a magnifying glass) on the top right corner of any mural. You can also use the CTRL + F (or CMD + F) shortcut to quickly open the search bar. Combine the filters to get more detailed insights on student collaboration.
Now you can keep your class organized by creating folders and subfolders within any open or private room. Your folders and subfolders will have the same access and permissions as the room they’re nested in.
Drag and drop murals into folders. Easily navigate using the bar at the top of your dashboard.
If your university uses Microsoft Teams, now you can limit movement between platforms and keep the productivity high.
You will have to ask your university’s IT department to enable the integration. If you would like support with this process please connect your IT department with email@example.com and we will happily walk the team through the enablement process.
If the integration is already enabled on your campus, check out the setup guide for more information.
The MURAL team is cooking up more updates to make the classroom collaboration experience even better. Thanks for your feedback that helps our team deliver these enhancements.
Have feedback on these features or requests for future updates? Let us know in the Teachers’ Lounge community.