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Attaching mind maps to Moodle

You can add mind maps to your Moodle courses. This way, students can view and edit the maps without having to create their Mindomo accounts or log into Mindomo independently.


This method of attaching a mind map to your Moodle course is different from simply embedding the map.

While embedding:

  • You need to make your map public (therefore accessible to everyone that has the embed link).
  • Your map can only be viewed, not edited.

While attaching a map through LTI:

  • Your map remains private, and the students/teachers who have access to your Moodle course will be able to view or edit it without you explicitly sharing them the map.
  • If your students or fellow teachers don't have Mindomo accounts, and they are accessing your attached Mindomo map, new accounts will be created for them automatically.

You can add your Mindomo mind maps in a Moodle course, and choose whether people can only view or also edit them. Note that only the people who joined the course will be able to see the maps.

How to add a viewable mind map in Moodle?

Step 1. Turn editing on (1).

Step 2. Go to the bottom right side of the course section and select "Add an activity or resource" (2).

Step 3. Choose "External Tool" (3) from the Activities panel and click on "Add" (4).

Step 4.

  • Type in the name of the map (5) in the "Activity Name" section.
  • Set "Automatic, based on Launch URL" (6) in the "External tool type" section.
  • Add the "Launch URL" - https://www.mindomo.com/lti/view/mapID (7). Notice that Mindomo consumer key and shared secret are automatically set.
  • Decide how the users will view the mind map while accessing it from Moodle.
  • Save or cancel the configuration.

The map ID is the last sequence of letters and numbers in the mind map's URL, after the last "/" sign (8).

Step 5. See the mind map's link displayed in the course section (9). You can edit the configuration whenever it is necessary (10).

This is how users will view the map when they access the map's link from the course section:

How to add an editable mind map in Moodle?

Follow exactly the same steps as above, except for Step 4:

  • Type in the name of the map (1).
  • Add "Launch URL" - https://www.mindomo.com/lti/edit/mapID (2). The map ID is the last sequence of letters and numbers in the mind map's URL, after the last "/" sign.

After you will save the changes, the map's link will appear in the course section (3). The user who will access the link will be able to edit the map directly from Moodle (4).

Once users access the editable mind map from Moodle, the map will open and they will be able to edit it directly from here. This is how users will view the map when they access the map's link from the course section:

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