With the new reality of virtual only collaboration, there are additional challenges to collaborating on the discovery and development process of learning products. Being able to work as a team on the development of eLearning courses and get the input of stakeholders in a dynamic way can often be limited by the tools. Exercises done face-to-face in front of a whiteboard have been shifted online and this can result in increased opportunities for trouble around expanding scope, lack of definition, and miscommunication with stakeholders and within your team. All of this can expand timelines and cause additional work to create a finished product. You have heard of some online collaboration tools but are looking for the best and are looking for hands-on experience with the tools and activities.

In this session, you will learn how the online whiteboarding tool Miro, when used to create storyboards, addresses some of the biggest challenges of online only collaboration. You will learn how Miro supports this process with the tools of shapes, color, templates, icons, images, links, collaborative comments, and a video chat function. You will be provided with examples of how these can be used in the audience assessment, goal setting, and determining delivery method. In small groups, you will be given the topic, audience, and goal of a course. Your group will work on hands-on exercises that explore the process of using a free trial of Miro to collaborate in the identifying and mapping of key concepts to cover in a course by performing a brainstorming exercise using the tools of color, size, and grouping to show relationships between ideas. You'll see how quickly and collaboratively you are able to work in an online whiteboard to develop ideas. Your group will then take the concepts outlined in the brainstorming exercise and apply them to a custom storyboard template. In this process you will get experience using a template, deciding a progression of key topics, writing out a sample of text, and mapping out what will appear on the screen using images and icons. Finally, you will be given access to the whiteboards of other groups so you can review others' work and to show how the capabilities to comment and receive feedback from potential stakeholders in this collaborative atmosphere. You will leave the session with the experience of how storyboarding with Miro can be used to increase visibility into the design process, enhance communication, and create meaningful learning products.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to develop a map of key concepts for eLearning using Miro
  • How to apply a storyboard template to key concepts
  • What the key features and tools that make Miro helpful are
  • How to work with others in a Miro board to share ideas
  • How to use Miro to share course material for review and feedback

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Participant technology requirements:

Laptop or tablet