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Confluence whiteboards have officially arrived

We’re so excited to announce that we have started rolling out Confluence whiteboards to all Confluence customers! This new tool is designed to enhance your team's collaboration, allowing you to visually map out ideas, plans, and projects in a dynamic and interactive way 🤩

 

Confluence whiteboards will be progressively rolled out to customers in the coming weeks. Customers requiring import/export functionality will receive Confluence whiteboards at a later date as we build out functionality to support these requirements. Admins of these sites can choose to bypass this requirement and self-opt into Confluence whiteboards in the admin hub.

 

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Brainstorm without boundaries

With Confluence whiteboards, your team can freely express and explore ideas without the constraints of traditional formats. It serves as a canvas for your creativity, allowing you to jot down notes and move elements around as your ideas develop.

 

Your whiteboard toolkit

Add sticky notes, shapes, lines, and stamps to your board! Or start a timer for your latest team collab session. Confluence whiteboards give you the tools for whatever you’re trying to accomplish – from small team brain dumps to running large plays with cross-functional teams.

Learn more about the tools in Confluence whiteboards.

 

Use templates to get started

From planning to brainstorming to running retrospectives, Confluence whiteboards come with a bunch of best practice templates making it easy for you to get started.

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Learn more about templates in Confluence whiteboards.

 

Collaborate with your team

Bring your team along! Whiteboards are the perfect canvas for teamwork. Invite others to your board and collaborate in real-time.

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Turn ideas into action

Transitioning from brainstorming to execution is seamless with Confluence whiteboards. Its close integration with Jira (Jira Software, Jira Work Management, Jira Service Management, Jira Product Discovery) allows you to move your work from an idea on a sticky into an actionable task with a few simple clicks. Convert sticky notes into a Jira issues, create relationships between issues, and apply actions to issues in bulk without ever leaving your whiteboard.

Learn more about Confluence whiteboards and Jira.

 

Transform a sticky into an action item

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Learn more about converting a sticky into a Jira issue.

 

Create relationships with smart connectors

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Learn more about smart connectors.

 

Take actions in bulk with smart sections

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Learn more about smart sections.

 

Connect work

Avoid interruptions caused by disconnected apps for increased efficiency and reduced context switching. Embed 3rd party links directly onto your whiteboard so you can easily access information from anywhere on a single screen.

Learn more about inserting links in Confluence whiteboards.

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Or, embed your whiteboard into pages and other Atlassian tools for a more comprehensive view of your work.

Learn more about embedding whiteboards into Atlassian tools.

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Consolidate tools

Confluence Whiteboards brings together the best visual collaboration tools in one place, reducing the need to switch between apps and platforms. Whether you're mapping out a project timeline, organizing a sprint, or planning a product launch, everything can be done within Confluence.

Learn more about Confluence plans.

 

Get ready to take your team's creativity and productivity to the next level with Confluence Whiteboards.

 

Cheers,

Christina Ristevski | Confluence whiteboards product manager

 

11 comments

Ollie Guan
Community Leader
Community Leader
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March 13, 2024

The collaboration between Jira and Confluence takes another big step forward!

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My highlights:

  • Smart Sections
  • Smart Connectors
  • The ability to embed whiteboards via smart links in pages
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Cortlandt _ March 22, 2024

How do we know when it's available on our Confluence site?

Answer:  The Create button opens a 'pop-up' menu with the option of Page or Whiteboard

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Nabeel Adeni March 28, 2024

How can I use the presenter mode for Confluence Whiteboards?

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Jena Slezak _Pender_
Atlassian Team
Atlassian Team members are employees working across the company in a wide variety of roles.
April 2, 2024

So excited to finally roll this out to everyone! Such a fun / useful tool 

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Katelyn Miner
Atlassian Team
Atlassian Team members are employees working across the company in a wide variety of roles.
April 3, 2024

Being able to add visuals of marketing journeys to our project plans with Confluence whiteboards has been an absolute game-changer! We're aligning on requirements so much faster with our stakeholder teams — I truly don't know what I'd do without this feature and am SO GLAD to finally be able to share it with our amazing customers! 

Cortlandt _ April 3, 2024

Where are these topics documented?
1.  How to save whiteboards?

2. How to rename whiteboards?
   

3. When can whiteboards be renamed?  After they have been shared?

Cortlandt _ April 3, 2024

I'm seeing several bugs when attempting to add a link to a whiteboard from/on a regular page.

Also when copying the URL for a whiteboard to a regular page.

For every other macro it's easy to to open the Edit or Setting dialog.  It's very different for  for whiteboards.  The margin you have to click on looks like just a border and it's very narrow.

How to Add a Link to a Whiteboard

1.  Open a regular page in the editor.

2. Copy the URL of a whiteboard to the page.
     A image of the whiteboard will appear

3. Click on the margin/border of the image to open the Edit Link popup dialog.  

4. Select Inline or URL.

Cortlandt _ April 3, 2024

Please put Whiteboard documentation under one heading dedicated to whiteboards.

What documentation page do you recommend to start?

This one looks good.
https://support.atlassian.com/confluence-cloud/docs/getting-started-with-confluence-whiteboards/

Cortlandt _ April 4, 2024

Please make the clickable border/margin thicker and make it obvious that it's clickable.
A small box/colored area just below the bottom margin would work.

Maximilian Heyne [Communardo] April 11, 2024

This tool sounds great. However: Why are YOU deciding when to roll this out? As an admin i need to plan a transition and onboarding phase. Now everyone is running around wild and chaos starts to build....a simple button for the admin to roll out a feature with an impact such as Whiteboard is not too much to ask!

Furthermore: Why can't i not disable it??? Most companies use a similar tool like Mural, Miro or (hopefully not) Microsoft Whiteboard.

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