101 - BYOD: Digital Whiteboarding: Collaboration Made Easy
Many instructional designers are required to pair up with SMEs or other team members that aren't co-located. This presents the challenge of how to host an effective kickoff or working session where the notes taken are often one-sided, stored in a Google Doc, or missed.
Digital whiteboarding has been around for the better part of a decade and can help form better relationships among SMEs, instructional designers, and members of an instructional design team—especially if parties are located in different areas. In this session we'll explore a digital whiteboarding tool called Mural that comes with blank and templated canvases that address research, mind-mapping, Design Thinking, strategy, and exercises. Mural can be leveraged by instructional design teams to better write down ideas, communicate to management, and create more effective courses. During this session we'll engage in an exercise of creating a customer journey map, value proposition canvas, or "5 why's" exercise to see how the tool is used and how you can apply it in your day to day job.
In this session, you will learn:
- How to use a digital whiteboarding tool
- Some frameworks you can use with your team, SMEs, or users to capture ideas, objectives, etc.
- How the practice of writing out/using a visual collaboration tool can help ideas percolate
- How to identify a good whiteboarding template to use for group collaboration
Designers, developers, managers
Participant technology requirements:
Wi-Fi and internet accessible laptop