Public CardBoarders are free members who only have the ability to create and edit public boards – boards that all CardBoard users can see and clone, but only the board creator can edit. The big difference here between Public and Community CardBoarders being that there is no direct collaboration. When you purchase a community, you have the ability to add members to your community and add those members to boards to dynamically interact with each other. (Similar to Github)
Group cards into journeys to visualize value collections. A journey is a collection of cards that reflects a certain path across your board. It can help identify requirements from a user perspective, e.g. buyer, seller, administrator etc.
Once a member’s trial is over, you have the option to become a Public CardBoarder – that is, create and edit boards that are viewable (and clone-able) by everyone in the CardBoard community, or purchase a community.
When converting from trial membership to paid membership, your boards will transfer, though, collaborators will need to be added again. Once you purchased the community you will be directed to add members to your community. When they’re added you will individually add them back as either collaborators or viewers to the boards. Once those users are added to your community, they will have all the rights that the community owner does in creating boards, inviting collaborators, etc. and will not have to pay for their membership (but their invites will count against the community owner’s allotment.)
If you have more boards in your trial membership than your community plan will allow, you will be given the option of which boards you wish to transfer into your community and whether you wish to download the other boards as CSV files or make them public.
The best way to transfer a board is to download the map as a CSV file by clicking on this icon in the upper right corner. Once downloaded, import the data as a new board, by choosing “Upload from different CSV”.
When you delete your community, your private boards will be deleted, but your public boards will be unaffected, and your account will default you into a Public CardBoarder membership; the same goes for your collaborators’ boards and accounts. If you wish to keep your private boards, before you delete your community, you can either convert them to public boards or download them as CSV files.