Mural is a collaborative whiteboard and sticky note tool.


Because Mural is a web application, there’s no installation necessary. You will need to set up an account, however. If you don’t already have a Mural account, ask in Slack for the invitation link, and from there, create an account with your GSA email address. In order to have access to all 18F public rooms and create your own rooms, you need an admin to give you those permissions. Post a link the the #admins-mural channel to get access.


Screenshot of Mural pointing to teams, rooms, and murals

  • Mural consists of “rooms” (for example, FEC) and “murals” (for example, User Research). There’s only one “team:” 18F.
  • Rooms can be public or private to the rest of the team. If rooms within the 18F group are set to public, anyone at 18F can view them. If they’re private, only people specifically invited to them can see them.
  • You can give access to individual boards or rooms to anyone, including people outside of 18F or GSA, and doing so will not give them access to other public rooms without an administrator’s approval.