What is a workspace?

Your workspace is where you collaborate with your teammates in MURAL. It’s where the rooms and their murals are housed; think of it like your virtual office building.

What is a room?

Rooms are where you create or store your different murals. They’re an efficient way of organizing murals for different projects. Each room can contain several murals.

Private Room: only accessible to those you explicitly invite (including guest users)

Open Room: accessible for all members in your workspace to join (as long as they have permission to do so)

What is a mural?

When written in lowercase, murals are the individual canvases upon which you add, create, and edit your content. These can be created from templates or from a blank slate. You can also duplicate them between rooms, move them between rooms, and archive them when you aren’t using them.

Why organize your content from the beginning?

Understanding the layout of the workspace, its rooms, and their murals from the moment you start working in MURAL will help you establish norms for how you and your team work. Lay out naming conventions, sharing practices, and permission settings first, and you’ll be able to.

  • Save time searching for murals and rooms

  • Scale up your workspace as your team grows, and stay organized

  • Collaborate faster with teammates and stakeholders

Before you start… understand MURAL’s structure

Best Practices for the Workspace

Get familiar with the layout of the workspace dashboard.

Best Practices for Rooms

Think of rooms as folders to help you keep your murals organized.


...create different projects or work groups

use private rooms when you only want to invite a certain group of people

use open rooms for murals you want to make accessible to your whole team


...keep all murals in the same room

...use the same room for different work groups and projects

Creating the Murals

Create a new mural when you are about to start a new project with a new group of people

...do more than one related activity in the same mural. Use the space effectively

...archive murals you aren’t using anymore


...use the same mural for several unrelated projects unless it’s a mural you use for planning or to get an overview of different projects.

Naming Conventions


Naming your murals in a consistent way will help keep your team organized

...name murals with the title of the activity or project to make it easier to find them later

...add the version or the date the mural was created if you are planning to do several versions of the same mural. Place the date or version in the beginning of the title so that it’s visible from the thumbnail view of the dashboard.


...give all murals the same name. It will make it harder to find the one you are looking for later

For more info about organizing your content, visit here.

To learn MURAL vocabulary, visit here.

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