Supercharge your Butter sessions by building and co-creating ideas with your participants through an online collaborative online whiteboard! 🏃♂️
With Miro directly integrated into Butter, running effective brainstormings, sprint workshops and retrospectives feels much easier — there's no need to constantly switch between multiple tabs OR make a choice between having your participants or the online whiteboard in focus. Everything works seamlessly together, right in Butter 💅
- 🎥 Video explainer: Miro
- Connecting Miro in Butter
- Setting up Miro boards before a session
- Setting up starting frames for Miro boards in breakouts
- Launching a Miro board in session
- Do I need a Miro account?
- Are Miro boards recorded?
- 🎥 Example: Watch Miro & Butter in action
- Other embedded tools
- Integrations in Butter
🎥 Video explainer: Miro
Here’s a quick 90-second rundown of how to set up and use a Miro board in Butter.
Connecting Miro in Butter
To load your Miro boards in Butter, you will need to connect your Miro account to Butter. You will be prompted to connect your account the first time you set up a Miro board in your room before the session or when launching Miro in session.
You will also have the option to create a board without registration. Please be mindful that boards created without a Miro account will only be available for 24 hours.
Setting up Miro boards before a session
Miro boards can be set up ahead of your session. To set up a board you want to use in an upcoming session you can add it to the toolbox in your room. In the Room setup, navigate to Toolbox and click on
+ New tool. Select the Miro tool and follow the instructions. If you haven’t logged in, you will have the option to do this here.
Any board that you add to your toolbox is readily available and can be launched with a single click in your sessions. Easy 🏝️
Setting up starting frames for Miro boards in breakouts
You can set up specific starting points for your Miro boards when using it in Butter breakouts.
Start by setting up the breakout rooms or groups depending on how you want the activity to run (more of that here: ).
Once it’s set up, just navigate to Tools then select and drag Miro to the breakout room. Select
+ New Miro board and choose the board you want to embed. Navigate to
Select starting view and choose the right frame for that room or group!
Launching a Miro board in session
It's super simple to launch Miro in your Butter session!
If you’ve set up your board before the session, you can launch this with one click directly from your toolbox in session. You can access your toolbox by clicking the
Tools button in the left hand sidebar or pressing
T on your keyboard.
If you haven’t set up your board yet, you can open the toolbox and click on New tool in the top right. Select the Miro tool and follow the instructions. You are able to both create new boards or select from your existing boards (loading existing boards requires a Miro account).
Once you launch the board, every participant will see it and can instantly start interacting!
Do I need a Miro account?
No, you do not need to be signed up for Miro in order to use it in Butter.
However, any board created as a guest user (without registering or logging in) will only be saved for 24 hours.
In order to save your boards, you will need to create a Miro account. Signing up for Miro will give you a number of great advantages including the ability to:
- Set up and prepare boards in advance for use in your workshops
- Create permanent boards, that you can access long after a session is over
- Make use of Miro's large, ready-made template gallery
Are Miro boards recorded?
Yes, but Miro board recordings will NOT automatically follow the presenter view. To record your Miro sessions for later re-watch, use the ‘Bring everyone to me’ function in Miro to focus the attention of the recording. This feature is not available with free Miro accounts.
🎥 Example: Watch Miro & Butter in action
For a sense of how to use Miro to its full capabilities, check out this video of co-hosts John White and Rachel Davis as they lead a Miro board improv session directly in Butter.
Check it out, starting at 3:46 👇
Other embedded tools
Apart from Miro, Butter offers a number of other embedded tools, like:
Integrations in Butter
On top of embedded tools, Butter also integrates with a number of services. Check them here: