Help And Support

Teacher Features

  • Give students access to Mindomo premium features

    Students will easily have access to Mindomo's premium features while working on the mind map assignments the teacher shared with them.

  • Easy-to-create mind map assignments

    Teachers create mind map assignments to encourage students to work individually or in groups on mind maps about the subjects they are learning. Once students start the assignment, their maps are automatically shared with the teacher.

  • Provide students with feedback

    Teachers can use each assignment's clear overview to see how students progress, and to engage in individual discussions to see if they encountered any difficulties or they need guidance.

  • Assess each student's contribution

    For the collaborative mind map assignments, use the Playback feature to see how each student contributed to the assignment completion and grade its performance.

How to use Mindomo in the classroom

Log into Mindomo and check out your Getting Started Guide (1) to see how you can use Mindomo with your students in the most efficient way.

Getting Started

How to create a mind map assignment

  1. From your dashboard click on 'Create'.
Creating mind map assignment
  1. Select 'Mind Map Assignment' (2), add the title (3) and click 'Create' (4).
Creating mind map assignment
  1. Add a brief description of the assignment (1).
  2. Set a deadline for assignment completion (2).
  3. Choose the assignment type (3):
  • Students will create individual new mind maps based on the assignment requirements.
  • Students will create individual mind maps starting from a map shared by the teacher.
  • Students will work collaboratively to create their mind maps.
  1. Add any other resources that might help students with the assignment completion (4).
  2. Update the assignment (5).
Creating mind map assignment

How to share the assignment with your students

Sharing an assignment via e-mail

After you update the mind map assignment, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the 'Share' section.
  1. Click on 'Invite by e-email'.
  1. Type in students' e-mail addresses, separating them by commas. Note that you can also add other teachers on the assignment (just like you, they will be able to see how students progress with the assignment completion). Choose whether the e-mail addresses you added belong to students/other teachers.
  1. Click on 'Invite' to share students the assignment.

Sharing an assignment with an access code

  1. The assignment's access code can be found either in the top right side (1), or by going to 'Share' (2), then choosing 'Add with access code' (3).
  1. Give students the code and ask them to go to (4).
  1. Once the student fills in the code and hits 'Next' (5), he will have the following options:

    Join the assignment with his existing account or create a new one (6).

    The student will be joining the assignment with the email and password of its current Mindomo account. If the student doesn't have an account yet, it can provide an email and set a password. A new account will be created and the student will be able to work on this assignment and other mind maps too.

    Join the assignment with a temporary account (7).

    The student will get exclusive access to this assignment by providing the first and last names and a password. At the first access, the student will be able to fill in its full name and set a password. Anytime the student will want to return to the assignment, he will have to go to, use the assignment access code, and fill in the name and password initially set. If the student forgets the password, the teacher can reset it.

  1. After students decide on the registration option and click on 'Join', they will get instant access to the assignment (8).

An assignment can be accessed with a code also by going to the Sign Up page, clicking on Teachers & Students, then choosing 'Join an assignment with an access code' (9).

Sharing an assignment with accounts that don't require e-mail registration

  1. Go to the 'Share' (1) section, then choose 'Create accounts without e-mail (2)'.
Creating accounts
Creating accounts
  1. Add students' usernames and passwords (3), separated by commas, and click on "Create accounts" (4).
Creating accounts
  1. Once the accounts are created, the students are automatically added to the assignment(5). They will be logging in with the credentials you give them and will be able to find the assignment in their dashboards.
Creating accounts

If a student forgets his password, you can set a new one by going to 'Share', 'Add from class or school' (6), select 'Accounts created by me' (7), select the account from the list (8), then 'Set Password' (9).

Creating accounts
Creating accounts
Creating accounts

Share an assignment with the students from your class or school

To quickly share an assignment with students you are in contact with:

  1. Go to 'Share' and choose 'Add from class or school'(1).
Inviting students
  1. Use the filtering option to find the students you are interested in:
  • Students from your school
  • Students from previous assignments
  • Students whose accounts you just created (no e-mail).
  • Students from the classes you created.
Inviting students
  1. Select the students (3) and add them to the assignment (4).
Inviting students

Students will receive an e-mail notification, except for the ones that have accounts with no e-mail registration.

Share an assignment through Google Classroom

To share your assignment with students from your Google classes:

  1. Go to 'Share' and choose 'Add students from Google Classroom'(1).
Inviting students
  1. After filling in your credentials, Mindomo will request your permission for offline access, click on 'Allow' to go on.
Inviting students
  1. Select the class and click on 'Invite'.
Inviting students

Students will receive email invitations on their Google accounts. If they don't have Mindomo accounts, they will have to sign up. Also, if they already have Mindomo accounts, accessing the invitation link will give them direct access to the assignment.

Students working on a collaborative assignment

  1. When the first student clicks on "Start Assignment", this panel will appear, enabling the student to create the first group:

After the first group is created, when the other students will click on "Start Assignment", the Groups panel will appear, where each student will have two options:

  1. Join the existing group by selecting it.
  2. Create a new group.
  3. After choosing one of the options and clicking on "Start", students will be able to start working on the assignment.

Let's say you choose the 4-student group option. When a student clicks on "Start Assignment" and the Groups panel appears, if a group already has 4 students, then:

  1. The group is visible for everyone but students can no longer join it.
  2. The student can join one of the incomplete groups or start a new group (3).

How to create a class and add students to it

  1. Go to 'Share' and select 'Add from class or school'.
  1. Go to 'More' and select 'Create a new class'.
  1. Name the class (3), add a location for it (4) and click on 'Create' (5). You will be notified that the class was created successfully.
  1. To add students to a class, go to 'Add students from school' (6), select the students you are interested in (7), and click on 'Add selected students to class' (8).
  1. To share an assignment with a class you created, select the class from the list (9)
  1. Select the entire class or maybe just some of the students in it (10) and click on 'Add selected students to assignment' (11). All students, except the ones with accounts with no e-mail, will receive an e-mail invitation.

Use the Playback feature to review students' work

  1. Go to the assignment's status section and click on 'Submitted' (2), 'Discuss' (3) or comments icon (4) to have access to students' maps.
Playback mode
  1. The Playback mode can be accessed by clicking on Grade (5), then on the Play button (6).
Playback mode
Playback mode
  1. Students' changes (7) made on the map will appear highlighted in different colours.
Playback mode
  1. The Rewind and Forward buttons (8) will take you to the beginning and end of the playback presentation.
Playback mode
  1. For a more detailed approach, click the Options button (9), then 'View details for all changes' (10).
Playback mode

This will give you a clear overview of the map's history (11), but you can also filter the changes you want to see (12).

Playback mode

Grading and feedback on assignments

  1. To give students feedback on their progress, you need to go to the Assignment Status section and click on Discuss.
Grading mode
  1. Depending on the assignment type, all comments in the Discussions section will be e-mailed to each student or to all the students within the group.
Grading mode
  1. To grade students, you can access the 'Grade' link (3) or the Grades icon in the top toolbar (4). You can also do this from the Main Menu (5).
Grading mode
Grading mode
  1. Students are graded separately, by selecting each student from the list (6) and filling in the grade in the grading box (7). The Playback mode (8) will give you access to the students' activity on the map. Students who already received a grade will appear highlighted with a check mark (9).
Grading mode
  1. If the assignment is collaborative, as soon as you grade a student, you can also provide him with private feedback (10).
Grading mode
  1. To see all grades and download them in a grading report, go to the Main Menu, to 'Grades Overview' (11) and 'Download Grades' (12). Grades can be removed from the assignment in bulk (13).
Grading mode

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