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Mind map assignments in itslearning

Students can work individually or in groups to create mind maps on various subjects covered in your itslearning courses. Students can work on these mind map assignments directly from itslearning, 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 itslearning and grade them.

Step 1. Log into itslearning and select your course.

Step 2. Click on 'Add' and then on 'LTI tool'.

Step 3.

  • Set a title for the map.
  • Add the 'Url' - (1), key and secret.

After you click on 'Save', here is how the assignment will appear in the itslearning platform (2):

Next, you will be able to choose the assignment type (3), from the Settings section:

  • each student will have to create and submit an individual mind map.
  • students will have to create and submit individual maps but they will use a mind map shared by you as a starting point. You need to click on 'Choose' to select your map.
  • all students will work collaboratively to create a new mind map or to edit a map shared by you.
  • You will also be able to attach resources for this assignment (4). When you are done editing the assignment, click on 'Update Assignment' (5).

Once you click on "Update Assignment", you will create it in both itslearning and Mindomo accounts.

After the assignment was created, go to the "Assignment Status" section, where you will be able to see how each student performed (6) and also engage in individual discussions (7) to help students with their assignment completion.

By clicking the "Edit map" icon (8) 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" (9).

You can grade (10) each student's performance and see all the grades for all students working on the assignment (11).

Each student is graded separately, by selecting him from the list (12) and filling in the grade in its box (13).

As soon as you select the student, all details of his activity on the map will appear below (14) and you can discuss privately with him (15).

Students who received a grade already will appear highlighted with green (16).

To see all grades and download a grading report, go to "Grades", then to "Grades Overview" (17), and click on "Download" (18).

How will students work on their mind map assignments?

Once students will click on the assignment from itslearning 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).

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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