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Attaching mind maps to Desire2Learn

You can add mind maps to your Desire2Learn 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 Desire2Learn 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 Desire2Learn 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.

How to add a viewable mind map in Desire2Learn?

Step 1. Go to "Edit Course", then onto "External Learning Tools", and use the "New Link" button (1).

Step 2.

  • Add the map's title in the "Title" section (2).
  • Add https://www.mindomo.com/lti/view/mapID in the URL section (3).
  • Check off "Allow users to view this link" in the Visibility section (4).
  • Check off signature with "Tool consumer key/secret" (5)".
  • Make sure all Security Settings are checked off (6) and then click on "Save and Close".

The map ID is the last sequence of letters and numbers in the mind map's URL, after the last "/" sign (7).

Step 3. Bring the map's link in the course section:

  • Go to "Content".
  • Choose "Add Existing Activities" and "External Learning Tools" (8).
  • Select the map from the panel and the map's link will appear in the course section (9).
  • You can view and edit the link 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 Desire2Learn?

Follow exactly the same steps as above, except for Step 2:

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

Now users will be able to work on the map just by accessing its link from Desire2Learn. This is how they will view the map once they access the link from the course section:

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