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Mind Map-based Assignments

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


How to set up an integrated Mindomo Assignment in Canvas?

Create a new assignment and edit it by adding a title and a description. Check off "External Tool" (1) in the "Submission Type" section and click on 'Find' (2).

Click on "Mindomo" (3) and when the URL is automatically set below, click on "Select" (4).

Once you click on "Save" (5), you will create the assignment in both Canvas and Mindomo accounts.

Access the assignment from the list (6), then go to the "Settings" section (7) to choose one of the assignment types.

  • Students will create individual new mind maps based on the assignment requirements (8).
  • Students will create individual mind maps starting from a map shared by you (9).
  • Students will work collaboratively to create their mind maps (10). They will be able to work on new mind maps or on a map that was shared by you.

When you are done editing the assignment, click on "Update Assignment" (11).

Every time you will access the assignment, you will be directed to the "Assignment Status" (12) section, where you will see how students have performed with the assignment (13).

By clicking the "Edit map" icon (14) 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" (15).

To see all changes on map, go to the Main Menu, then to "Tools" and "View changes for map" (15).

You can grade (16) each student's performance and see all the grades for all students working on the assignment (17).

Each student is graded separately, by selecting him from the list (18) and filling in the grade in its box (19). As soon as you select the student, all details of his activity on the map will appear below (20) and you can discuss privately with him (21). Students who received a grade already will appear highlighted with green (22).

To see all grades and download a grading report, go to "Grades", then to "Grades Overview" (23), and click on "Download" (24).

How will students view and work on the assignment?

When students will access this assignment for the first time, they will have to click on "Start Assignment" to begin their work (1).

Once they start the 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 Canvas.

To complete the assignment, students can also attach a map they have already created (2). If they have any questions about the assignment, they can discuss with their teacher (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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