Possible to prevent visitors from editing other's notes on an asynchronous collaborative whiteboard?

I have a team of five designers that will continuously be adding content to a collaborative whiteboard mural. Most of the content being added will be done asynchronously (at different times). I understand that, as a facilitator, I have the ability to lock content on a mural, but in order to do so, I have to be online and watching the mural in order to lock items down. Is there a way to allow each contributor (designer) to have control of their own content, but not other contributor's content? In theory, I would like for the team to be able to see all designer submissions without the ability to edit them. This would open up the possibility of one designer's great idea generating more ideas, while at the same time, preventing content from accidentally being edited, moved, or deleted.

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  • PedroD
    PedroD Mural Team mod
    Answer ✓

    Hi there, thank you for reaching out!

    The best way to make this happen would be to have everyone as mural members, this way users will be able to lock their own content. This does give everyone the possibility to unlock other members' content as well, but if we're trying to prevent accidental editing, this is the way to go!

    If your designers are all visitors then this feature won't be available for them.


  • Bananner_MURAL
    Bananner_MURAL Mural Alum mod
    Answer ✓

    @SuthernBuckeye I was going to suggest using private mode but that would prevent designers from seeing other content. That said, something we often suggest is to give everyone their own designated space in a mural. This won't necessarily lock down content but it does minimize someone accidentally deleting or editing another person's contribution. The facilitator can then grab the stickies and group them all together and lock those down. For example at the end of the week if you wanted to group the stickies added during the week you could that, lock it down and then start fresh the following week.


  • Awesome! Thank you, Pedro. Quick follow-up: If they are mural members, am I still able to have them contribute to the whiteboard anonymously, while still showing any specific content that is being added?

  • That sounds like a viable solution, @Bananner_MURAL! I appreciate the suggestion. Thank you!