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itslearning Integration

Working with Mindomo

Direct Access
When teachers and students access Mindomo from itslearning, their Mindomo accounts will be automatically created, and they will be able to start mind mapping without any additional login.

To start using Mindomo directly from itslearning, you need to add a new Mindomo LTI tool in your itslearning course.

Step 1. Log into itslearning and select your course.

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

Step 3.

  • Name the tool (example: Mindomo LTI) (3).
  • Add the 'Url' - https://www.mindomo.com/lti/index.htm (4).
  • Set the tool as 'Public' (5).
  • Add Application key and Shared secret (6).
  • Set any other details (description, if the tool is active/not, if the tool will open in the existing tab or in a different one, etc.) (7).
  • Click on 'Save' (8).

This is how the Mindomo tool you added will look like (9):

Attach mind maps to a course

You can add mind maps to your itslearning 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 itslearning course is different from simply embedding it.

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 itslearning 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.

Add a viewable mind map

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 (3).
  • Add the 'Url' - https://www.mindomo.com/lti/view/mapID (4).
  • Set the tool as 'Public' (5).
  • Add Application key and Shared secret (6).
  • Set any other details (description, if the tool is active/not, if the tool will open in the existing tab or in a different one, etc.) (7).
  • Click on 'Save' (8).

This is how the Mindomo mind map you added will look like in itslearning (9):

The map ID is the last sequence of letters and numbers in the mind map's URL, after the last "/" sign (10).

Add an editable mind map

Follow exactly the same steps as above, except from:

Step 3.

  • add the 'Url' https://www.mindomo.com/lti/edit/mapID (11).

This is how the Mindomo mind map you added will look like (12):

Mind map assignments

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' - https://www.mindomo.com/lti/assignment.htm (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.