Integrating Mural into an Online Course

Mural is a white-boarding and collaborative work digital platform that facilitates active planning and brainstorming in a digital space - recreating what a whiteboard, stickies, and dialog might do in a classroom or studio.

With the goal of continuing to make The New School an innovative institution in how we teach and learn online, The New School gives access to all faculty and their students via their account.

Existing and new Mural users may login at : or at

Integrating Mural as an Active Component in an Online Course

The New School's courses largely depend on Canvas and Zoom for course organization, interaction, and a mix of asynchronous and synchronous learning. In Canvas, students are placed within a class and find the semester’s course materials and asynchronous discourse. In Zoom, classes come together for live sessions and the sharing of ideas and media in active discussion.

Mural complements both of these platforms very well by facilitating asynchronous and synchronous interaction and presentation. See this example workflow:

Setting Up a Mural Account

Please follow the instructions here on creating a Mural account for your course:

Faculty Communication re Interim Mural Use: