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What is it?

MURAL is a virtual tool that helps to plan, design, brainstorm, and analyze ideas and create custom workflows for streamline decision-making operations across teams.

What is its purpose?

This tool is used for team collaboration on projects, sketch designs, as well  as to import photos, provide feedback on ideas, and distribute digital murals.

How do I use it?

  • You are required to create an account to access a mural. Support instructions will guide the users through the sign up/connection process.
  • MURAL has native apps for Windows 10, iOS, Mac OS, Android, Microsoft Teams, and Surface Hub.
  • MURAL supports integration with various third-party applications including Dropbox, Microsoft Teams, Jira, GitHub, Slack, Google Calendar, OneDrive, and The Noun Project.
  • MURAL is an HTML5 web application and works best with Google Chrome, but also supports Firefox, Edge, and Safari.

Why would I use it?

  • MURAL offers virtual whiteboards, which enables teams to visually brainstorm ideas, discuss operational challenges, and facilitate design thinking methods using smartphones, tablets, and PCs.
  • Users can use sticky notes/icons/shapes to add thoughts, ideas, feedback, and create/edit visual stories.

Usage considerations

MURAL for windows requires a minimum of 16gb RAM and the latest touch screen technology. For non-Windows devices, a device can be connected with a Windows 10 laptop using a HDMI and a USB cable.

Quick Facts
Synchronous Sessions
Rating Level 
Web Search
Last Modified
26 March 2024
13 September 2021
License Available 
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Security Concerns
Technical Support 
Windows10, iOS, Mac OS, Android, Microsoft Teams, and Surface Hub

Ratings Information

CITL Rating

Select any category below for details about the criteria for each rating.

Functionality: ★★☆
Works Well.
Ease of Use:★★★
Works Well.
Tech Support/Help Availability (for Instructors):★☆☆
Serious Concerns. No campus-wide technical support is available. Technical support is provided by vendor.
Tech Support/Help Availability (for Students):★☆☆
Serious Concerns. No campus-wide technical support is available. Technical support is provided by vendor.
Hypermediality :★★★
Works Well.
Accessibility: ★★★
Accessibility Standards:★★☆
Minor Concerns.
User-focused participation:★★★
Works Well.
Required Equipment:★★★
Works Well.
Technical: ★★★
Integration/Embedding within a Learning Management System (LMS) :★★★
Works Well.
Operating Systems:★★★
Works Well.
Web Browser:★★★
Works Well.
Additional Technical Requirements:★★☆
Minor Concerns.
Mobile Design: ★★★
Works Well.
Minor Concerns.
Offline Access:★★★
Works Well.
Usage and Account Set Up: ★★★
Sign Up/Sign In:★★☆
Minor Concerns.
Cost of Use:★★☆
Minor Concerns.
Archiving, Saving, and Exporting Data :★★★
Works Well.
Data Privacy and Ownership:★★★
Works Well.
Social Presence: ★★★
Collaboration :★★★
Works Well.
User Accountability:★★★
Works Well.
Minor Concerns.
Teaching Presence: ★★★
Works Well.
Works Well.
Learning Analytics:★★★
Works Well.
Cognitive Presence: ★★★
Enhancement of Cognitive Task(s):★★★
Works Well.
Higher Order Thinking:★★★
Works Well.
Feedback on Learning:★★★
Works Well.

Security and Privacy

This service is not offered by Memorial University and has not been reviewed by Information Management and Protection.

Support Information

  • MURAL has a comprehensive help center which provides  answers to the basic quaries such as installation, a quick start guide, organizing library, consultant-client collaboration, FAQ etc.
  • MURAL has a blog for tutorials from the MURAL team and discussion forums for feedback, tips and tricks from users.