MURAL for Education: Best Practices

Learn best practices for using MURAL for Education.


MURAL brings a lot of benefits to students and lecturers. If you are a lecturer or a student, you are eligible for a FREE account to use in classroom education between teachers and students.

 

Here's a list of best practices for using MURAL for Education:

 

  1. Invite students to the workspace via email, not via share link. This way, you can manage permissions proactively.

  2. If you want to collaborate with people outside of your class, invite anonymous users to a singular mural (rather than inviting them as members to the workspace).

  3. If teaching/managing multiple classes, create private rooms for each class. You can then invite students to their class's room, to avoid "cross-contamination" of coursework, as well as protect any private content.

  4. Eventually, archive murals from previous years to keep the dashboard clean.

  5. Add the U's logo as the workspace avatar.

  6. Generally try to get comfortable with how to manage permissions at each level (workspace, room, and mural). This will help you be able to immediately troubleshoot any student issue that arises.

  7. If someone is invited from outside the @universitynamehere.edu domain, they won't automatically be able to see the workspace rooms (they will have to be invited directly).

  8. Profs should reach out to MURAL to set up workspace. Then, reach out to invite students once the workspace is set up.

  9. Get comfortable with how to manage permissions at each level (workspace, room, and mural). This will help you be able to immediately troubleshoot any student issue that arises. 

  10. Check out this blog post from Northwestern professor, Michael Dain, on how he uses MURAL in the classroom.

 

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