MURAL is an application that allows remote teams to think and collaborate visually on a digital canvas in real-time, using a web browser on a desktop or mobile device. A variety of media can be added to a digital canvas including text, digital sticky notes and images. This guide is focused on the use of MURAL by staff members for activities that do not involve student engagement. If you are interested in using MURAL for teaching purposes please read MURAL for Teaching Purposes.


Creating a private room

Any staff member can create a private room in the Productivity workspace. To gain access to the Productivity workspace, please contact dlsupport@falmouth.ac.uk

Once invited, you'll receive an email invitation which when clicked, will bring you into the Productivity workspace. From here you can click on the '+' icon next to 'Private Rooms' to create a new room.

Exclamation mark iconImportant: You should not create an 'open room' as an open room and its contents will be visible to other members of staff.

Inviting others to a private room

A private room is not visible to other members of the Productivity workspace unless you have invited them to it. To invite someone to a private room, simply click on the name of the room from the left-hand menu and then click share from the right.

A screenshot of the "Share" button, from MURAL's website.

Exclamation mark iconImportant: You cannot invite someone to a private room until they are a member of the Productivity workspace. Students must not be invited into private rooms. The Digital Learning team cannot see the content within private rooms and are unable to support staff and/or students if content is private.

Creating a mural board

Now that you have created your private room, you are able to start creating mural boards, simply click 'Create new mural'.

A screenshot of the "Create new mural" button,  from MURAL's website.

Exclamation mark iconImportant: Users external to Falmouth University i.e. any user without an @falmouth.ac.uk email address can be invited to a mural by clicking the mural, clicking share and then inviting via a visitor link.

Facilitating your mural board

There are many great features and templates within MURAL to help facilitate and guide team sessions. If you are new to facilitating MURAL then we recommend watching some basic tutorials MURAL have created.

Once you have mastered the basics of getting around and adding content to a mural board we recommend you watch these tutorials focusing on facilitating MURAL sessions.

Changing MURAL notification settings

You can manage the email notifications you receive from MURAL. This is worth checking early on as the defaults can result in you receiving multiple notifications from a mural.  Within MURAL click on your profile in the lower left and click "Notifications". This linked MURAL guide has further information on setting your notifications.

What notifications you opt for will depend on how you intend to use MURAL, but it is recommended that, "Someone comments on a mural", under "CONVERSATIONS", is unselected.

The setting options for MURAL notifications.

Question mark iconFurther support 

For further support on Learning Space, or to report any issues with this guide, please get in touch with the Digital Learning Team via dlsupport@falmouth.ac.uk. Alternatively, please refer to the numerous help guides found on our Knowledge Base

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