Help And Support

Mind Map-based Assignments

Students can work individually or in groups to create mind maps on various subjects covered in your Moodle courses. Students can work on these mind map assignments directly from Moodle, without them having to create accounts or log into Mindomo. Furthermore, once students start their mind map assignments, teachers can access students' maps directly from Moodle and grade them.

You can create and share mind map-based assignments, enabling students to work on mind maps that will be automatically shared with you and other teachers invited on the course.

How to set up a Mindomo Assignment in Moodle?

Step 1. Turn editing on.

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

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

Step 4.

  • Type in the name of the assignment (1) in the "Activity Name" section.
  • Set "Automatic, based on Launch URL" (2) in the "External tool type" section.
  • Add the "Launch URL" - (3), consumer key and shared secret.
  • Decide how students will view the assignment while accessing it from Moodle.
  • Save or cancel the configuration.

Step 5. See the assignments's link displayed in the course section (4). You can edit the configuration whenever it is necessary (5).

How to create and work on a mind map assignment from Moodle?

As a course owner, once you access the assignment's link from Moodle, you will be able to create and share a mind map assignment with students and other teachers:

Step 1. The assignment will open in the "Settings" section (1), enabling you to create it.

Step 2. You will be able to choose one of the assignment types:

  • In order to complete the assignment, each student will have to submit an individual mind map (2).
  • Students will have to create and submit individual maps but they will use a mind map shared by you as a starting point (3). Click on "Choose" to select your map.
  • All students in the course will work collaboratively to create a new mind map or to edit a map shared by you (4).
  • You can attach resources for this assignment (5) anytime you want. When you are done editing the assignment, click on "Update Assignment (6)".

Once you click on "Update Assignment", you will create it in both Moodle and Mindomo accounts. If the Moodle course where you are creating the assignment doesn't exist in Mindomo, it will be automatically created there too.

After the assignment was created, each time you will access it you will be directed to the "Status" section, where you will be able to see how each student performed (7) and also engage in individual discussions (8) to help students with their assignment completion.

By clicking the "Edit map" icon (9) you will have direct access to the mind map.

To see all changes on map, go to the Main Menu, then to "Tools" and "View changes for map" (10).

You can grade (11) each student's performance and see all the grades for all students working on the assignment (12).

Each student is graded separately, by selecting him from the list (13) and filling in the grade in its box (14).

As soon as you select the student, all details of his activity on the map will appear below (15) and you can discuss privately with him (16).

Students who received a grade already will appear highlighted with green (17).

To see all grades and download a grading report, go to "Grades", then to "Grades Overview" (18), and click on "Download" (19).

How will students work on their mind map assignments from Moodle?

Once students will click on the assignment's link from Moodle for the first time, they will be able to:

  • Start the assignment (1).
  • Attach another mind map to the assignment (2).
  • Engage in an individual discussion with the teacher who assigned them the task (3).

When students start their assignment, they will be automatically sent to a new map according to the assignment's settings. This map will open in a new tab, so students won't leave Moodle.

Once students return to an assignment already begun, they have to click on "Continue Assignment" (4).

  • When they are ready with the assignment, they can submit it (5).
  • They can restart their assignment at any time (6), but previous work will be lost – they will be notified before the assignment is restarted.
  • Also, they can check their grades (7) anytime they want to.

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