Miro is a visual collaboration platform that allows you to work collaboratively on projects of various kinds, including task management, mind mapping and project planning. It offers a wide range of tools and features to improve team productivity and networking.
Let’s find out which are the main tools useful to achieve your goals effectively.
Miro offers a wide range of well-structured templates that help teams start working on the board faster.
Among the most used models there are mind maps, workflows, Kanban tables and more.
To make them easier to find, Miro presents them grouped by categories such as “Agile Workflow”, “Strategy & Planning” and others.
Each model has a predefined structure useful to organize the information in a consistent way. You can use multiple templates within the same whiteboard and after the import you can keep all or some of the objects they contain.
With any paid account you can also create and save custom templates, useful in case you need to keep in memory a certain logical structure or graphics. Below is the main page to navigate to find the template that best suits your specific needs.
Sticky notes are a very useful tool for organizing information and ideas, allowing you to create virtual notes that can be visually organized and shared within the same collaborative whiteboard.
Sticky notes appear as small colored squares that contain text. Users can write anything on them, such as ideas, activities, comments or notes, and place them anywhere on the board to facilitate the understanding of some information.
Sticky notes can be customized with different colors, sizes, shapes, and can contain images and icons. In addition, you can use the automatic grouping option of sticky notes for some feature that unites them by defining categories or groups of information. Finally, you can give each note a tag, useful to find it with speed inside the board thanks to the search function.
This feature allows users to add visually hidden specific comments on any item on the board, such as a shape, line, image, or other comment.
Comments on Miro can be used to communicate specific information or to initiate a discussion on a particular whiteboard content. Users can respond to comments from other team members, creating a real-time conversation.
Finally, Miro tracks comments on a timeline, allowing you to view all previously posted conversations and comments in a simple and orderly manner.
Whiteboard share and presentation modes
The presentation mode is a feature that allows users to create visual presentations using the contents of the whiteboard Miro.
To use the presentation mode, you need to activate the feature by clicking on the “Presentation” icon in the toolbar; this will show the contents of the board in a presentation format.
During this mode, the presenting user can use the slider to switch between slides, zoom in or reduce the image to show specific details, such as in a traditional presentation. You can also add transition effects between slides to make your presentation smoother.
Viewers, who participate in the presentation by clicking on the “JOIN” button, can passively follow the succession of slides managed by the user in presentation mode or interact with the board, using drawing tools, comment and collaboration to express an opinion or add some notes.
With this feature Miro allows you to create attractive and engaging presentations, allowing users to communicate information effectively and at the same time collect feedback in real time in an orderly and professional way. Finally, because the presentation is based on the content of the collaborative whiteboard, you can easily update and edit without having to resort to Power Point or other external presentation platforms.
The interconnection between Google Meet and Miro allows you to use Miro within a Google Meet video conference, providing a more integrated and seamless visual collaboration experience.
To use this feature, you must enable Miro’s integration with Google Meet in your Miro account settings.
Then, during a Google Meet videoconference, you can start a Miro session from the activity section; the browser tab will be redirected on Miro.
During the session started, all users, even those without an account, can view and edit the board at the same time, using all the tools available.
The integration of these two applications is particularly useful to establish real-time interaction between remote teams; no more open browser tabs increases the quality and effectiveness of communication.
In conclusion, the Miro tools presented are intuitive and allow a margin of customization that responds to a multiplicity of needs.
Miro in Blue BI
Miro has been useful to Blue BI to manage and organize collaborative workshops among about thirty users from different geographical areas with the aim of collecting feedback in real time.
Thanks to a specially designed Miro whiteboard, users were able to express their opinions and needs on the details of the data analysis that Blue BI proposed to them. For users it was simple and smart to insert and discuss their requests and for Blue BI it was immediate to organize and answer questions.