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Miro is a browser-based whiteboard platform usually marketed to companies and organizations as a productivity tool. As you'll see here, it can also be a fun way for your event attendees to interact with your event and each other.
You can embed a Miro board in your Web App attendees can brainstorm and interact together. Head to https://miro.com/ and sign up for free.
⭐️ Keep in mind, the ability to let people that aren't on your Miro account interact with the board is a paid tier feature.
Check out Miro's help center to learn about how to use the platform and create boards. You can also access their help content using the '?' icon in the upper right corner of the screen while you're creating a Board.
Create your Miro Board
Make a free account in Miro, answer the setup questions, and then create a new board. Use these instructions from Miro if you need guidance while creating your board.
Once you have your Board ready, click Share in the upper right corner. In the pop-up, change "Anyone with the link" to "Can view". Now, click outside the pop-up to close it.
Click the Export icon next to the name of your board, then click Embed.
Now, copy the embed code and paste it somewhere else so you can grab just the URL link. The URL appears between the quotes after "src=", as shown below. 👇
Once you've copied the URL, you're ready to paste it into your Webex Events event.
Embed your Miro board in Webex Events
Add a whiteboard feature
If you'd like a dedicated tab in your event where folks can interact with the board, you can do so with the Web Link feature.
Simply add the feature to your event, edit it, and enter the URL that you copied in the previous step. Make sure you uncheck the 'Open link in external browser' box so the Knowledge Base will embed in your event's Web App. You don't need to use the Pass Data to URL checkbox.
Web App users will see your board embedded in the Web App, so they can interact without leaving your event or opening a new browser tab!
Mobile app users can click the Miro feature to launch the board in their device's default browser.
Embed with a Custom Tab
If you'd like to let attendees interact with the board during live streams, you can add it to a Live Stream feature or an Agenda session. For more information on using Custom Tab in a Live Stream feature, check this out. For a look at using a Custom Tab in an Agenda session, see this article.
Web App users will see your board in a tab to the right of the live stream panel, so they can interact without leaving the live stream or opening a new browser tab!
Mobile app users can click the custom tab to launch the board in their device's default browser.
Now you know all about using Miro in your event!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I let others edit my embedded board?
Yes, if you upgrade your Miro account to a paid plan. Once you've upgraded, follow these steps.
Can I let other members of my team edit boards on the Free plan?
Yes, though you must invite those users as editors in Miro.
Can I remove the Miro logo on the embeds?
No, it's not currently possible.
Let us know if you used this in your event and found a specific feature useful, or if we missed something that you think we should share with other customers.
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