April 11 Web Release: Improve canvas accessibility, integrate MURAL with Google Workspace, and more!
Improve canvas accessibility, bring murals into Google Docs and slides, kickstart collaboration with a personalized Home experience, and more!
👉 See what's new with MURAL below or learn more on our blog!
💖 Improve canvas accessibility with MURAL's first iteration of screen reader and keyboard navigation features
In February, we launched our beta program to enable the ability to navigate and read canvas content using screen reader assistive technology. Today, our first iteration of this functionality is generally available. Members can now navigate between elements on a canvas using keyboard shortcuts, while also enabling members to listen to their textual content (like information on sticky notes or an area title). Learn more.
🌈 Bring murals directly into your Google Docs and Slides
The new MURAL + Google Docs & Slides integration makes it easier to keep collaboration top of mind and included in your frequently used documentation and presentation tools. Simply insert the mural of your choice through Google’s Add-ons menu and a preview image and link to the app will display in your Docs and Slides! Click here to get started with the integration and here for additional support.
🏠 Kickstart collaboration with a new personalized Home experience
MURAL’s new Home view is a personalized landing experience tailored to your needs. It’s focused on your work, your goals, and it surfaces relevant templates, content, and information you need to kickstart collaboration for your role — all from one convenient location. Learn more.
🏷 Find, organize, and categorize your work visually with tags
You can now apply customizable labels to sticky notes, making it easier to find, organize, and categorize your work while driving stronger alignment and coordination with collaborators. You can search and filter by tag to cluster similar sticky notes together to identify new trends, or export tags to CSV. Learn more.
🧠 Extend collaborative mindshare to fuel innovation at scale with crowd optimization
As the volume of concurrent collaborators in one mural grows, crowd optimization automatically helps sessions scale and run smoothly. Crowd optimization enables facilitators to maintain Facilitation Superpowers™ features to effectively lead, while mitigating disruptions and streamlining activities for collaborators to ensure a positive experience. Learn more.
🎡 Automate provisioning and deprovisioning with Microsoft Azure Active Directory Connector
Integrate MURAL with Microsoft Azure Active Directory to automate the provisioning and deprovisioning of MURAL members using SCIM. This feature is an enhancement to our existing Azure AD connector and is a critical component of MURAL’s advanced identity management solution. Learn more.
The Azure AD connector is available for Enterprise plans to support both SCIM and SSO. It is also available for Business plans for administering SSO only.
👏 Integrate your workflows between MURAL and Jira Cloud — now available on all plans
We’ve recently made our Jira integration available to all member plans. This means Free, Team+, Business, and Enterprise plans alike can seamlessly plan and execute product strategy with MURAL and Jira Cloud. Learn more.
💥 Enhanced performance for GIF-heavy murals
Enjoy smoother performance in murals with many GIFs while working in Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge.
👉 Draw attention to ideas on your mural with laser pointer enhancements
Facilitators can now more easily highlight content on your mural by activating the laser pointer from a button in the top menu bar of a mural, in addition to holding the H key. The laser pointer is also now available in presentation mode! Learn more.
💬 Edit your replies on a comment thread
We’re continually investing in enhancing our comments functionality to better support asynchronous work. The latest release includes the ability to edit your replies on a comment thread in case you have a typo or need to add additional context.
⭐️ Facilitate a multi-day asynchronous workshop
This asynchronous workshop template provides space for goals and objections, audience overview, team introductions, and three days of activities.
🕸 Organize ideas into a structured diagram
Untangle pieces and parts of a complex concept with this mind map template.