💡Feature Idea: Version Control for Boards, Rooms and Templates

edited February 2022 in Feature Ideas

1. What you want to be able to do in MURAL

  • Version control for boards, rooms and templates owned/shared by multiple people
  • Different types of access for boards and rooms (edit, view, publish,...)
  • Multiple owners/editors for published templates

2. The problem you are trying to solve

In an attempt to enable interactive online trainings, we are moving all training materials to Mural. When doing this, we are creating one single room per training and adding the "master" boards in there. Only the "main" faculty should have access to the master slides, while the rest of the organisation is welcome to consume the templates created by the faculty. When consuming the templates, people often find improvement opportunities and are welcome to act on them, which requires them to have access to the board (or often entire room). But as online trainings have been growing, thus the access to the boards, it has been challenging to keep track of changes and ensure boards' reliability. Therefore, we would like to have a version control that would enable peer review before changes are made in the master boards. One other way we foresee would be to enable more than one person to be the owner/make changes in published templates.

3. Why this helps everyone (or many people)

As we move to a more collaborative environment where digitalisation enabled people from multiple locations and timezones to work together, it is important that we remove silos from people. Having SMEs or single point of contacts for training material in Mural prevents the industrialisation of these materials and knowledge sharing. We value teamwork more than individual success. Therefore, having a version control that would enable multiple people to collaborate towards one single goal while still ensuring the reliability of the material is key.

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  • manuel
    manuel ✭✭✭✭

    Hi @gcescatto, great ideas in there! I think it would be helpful to create separate posts per idea because it makes the discussions easier about each feature and its use cases :-)

    • Version control for boards, rooms and templates owned/shared by multiple people: Great one - I like the idea of version control for murals.
    • Different types of access for boards and rooms (edit, view, publish,...): Could you elaborate more on what's missing for you here?
    • Multiple owners/editors for published templates: Yeah, this has been requested before and I think there is a lot of support for that request for several reasons.
  • @manuel was this feature ever added to any forms of Mural accounts? or will it be added soon?

    tagging my bosses @[email protected] and [email protected] for visibility to this post.

  • Allowing templates to have multiple owners would be so helpful. As the creator, I am the only person able to make updates and changes. Hope this feature becomes available soon!

  • manuel
    manuel ✭✭✭✭

    @jangeliquem I am sorry, I don't know. Heard rumors about Version Control being implemented months ago some here on the forums. Maybe Muralistas can help out here and comment?

  • Meghan
    Meghan ✭✭✭
    edited March 2022

    @gcescatto - these are helpful! I agree with Manuel- let's get some of your posts split into separate Feature Requests.

    1. Version Control: Could you vote/comment on this Feature Request, as it is one that was recently created as an isolated ite for this topic?
    2. Different types of access: This luckily already exists to my knowledg e, let me know if we're missing something you'd like to add or if I'm missing something.
    3. Multiple Owners: leave any mention of it on this post, as it seems to be a one several members are interested in. This post can be the main one!

    From there, I can help parse some of the comments and connect your 3 posts to what other feature requests!

  • Meghan
    Meghan ✭✭✭

    Sharing an example of #2- is this spot on for your use case @gcescatto, or is something missing?

  • I second @Dyerina comment re: multiple owners. To limit the ability to edit the template to a single person is prohibitive within a collaborative tool: a person could be out temporarily, transferred to a differing company, etc. thus limiting ability to edit. Please progress this idea. Thanks!