Course formats: MindMap Format

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Mindmap Course Format allows Moodle users using courses through interactive, personalized mindmap. Additionally, it provides features unavailable in standard Moodle, which are: graphical presentation of conditional dependencies and distinction of modules where student have problems (and which are near deadline).
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It is fully compatible with standard Moodle course formats (like weekly format or topics format) and already existing courses can be switched to MindMap format.

Important update: since 2.0 version, maps are displayed using m3 Mobile Mind Mapper, so this course format should work well on every device and any OS.

Take a look at screenshots which show the same course in standard topics format compared to MindMap format.


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  • Picture of Łukasz Sanokowski
    Thu, 23 Mar 2017, 3:49 PM
    Hello Jade

    It does support Moodle 3.2, I've updated plugin requirements. It is installed in regular way, just put it in to /course/format directory and click "Notifications" in admin panel. Next - go to a course setting and change the course format parameter to "MindMap"
  • Picture of Jade siu
    Fri, 24 Mar 2017, 4:19 PM
    Thanks Lukazs

    However, I found that by changing the format, I do not see the way to create a mindmap on the course format. Other than this course_format, do I need to add block_mindmap and mod_mindmap? However, I found that they are not working for Moodle 3.2.

    Sorry I really have no clues. Kindly shed me light.
  • Picture of Łukasz Sanokowski
    Fri, 24 Mar 2017, 9:32 PM
    Jade, there are no built-in editing tools in mind map. If you want to change course content, just turn editing mode on, and you will see regular course page.
  • Picture of Łukasz Sanokowski
    Fri, 7 Jul 2017, 8:46 PM
    Hi everyone. Take a look at new version (2.0), displaying interface is completely new, it works on every device, including mobile.
  • Picture of Arne Peters
    Mon, 17 Jul 2017, 6:15 PM
    Hi Lukasz,

    great to see you are still improving the format smile

    I tried installing it on a site with moodle 3.3.1 using your 2.0 version. Got an error:

    Herunterladen format_mindmap ... OK
    Überprüfen format_mindmap ... Fehler
    [Fehler] Entpackte Datei nicht gefunden [{"file":"mindmap\/m3\/stats\/"}]
    Installation wegen einer fehlerhaften Überprüfung abgebrochen

    Tried both ways: installing via drag & drop and via plugin-database. Both with the same resultats.

    With best regards
  • Picture of Łukasz Sanokowski
    Mon, 24 Jul 2017, 3:51 PM
    Arne, I need more info about your server, at least which OS and http server do you use?
  • Picture of Arne Peters
    Mon, 31 Jul 2017, 9:56 PM
    Hi Lukasz,

    I am using CentOS 7, Apache Webserver 2.4, MariaDB 10 and PHP 7 with Moodle 3.3

    Hope that helps lächelnd

    With best regards
  • Renaat
    Mon, 7 Aug 2017, 3:43 PM
    Fatal error: Cannot declare class format_topics_testcase, because the name is already in use in course/format/topics/tests/format_topics_test.php

    I you copy test code from other plugins into your contribution, you will need to do some changes!
  • Picture of Łukasz Sanokowski
    Tue, 8 Aug 2017, 9:07 PM
    @Arne, I've recreated environment which you have described and I found no such an error. However, the folder which was causing the problem is unnecessary, I removed it. I've also removed a tests folder which was mentioned by @Renaat - please download the latest version.
  • Picture of Arne Peters
    Wed, 9 Aug 2017, 12:58 AM
    Hi Lukasz,

    Installation worked smile No, more errors. Thanks for help.
  • Picture of Ross MacBeath
    Mon, 21 Aug 2017, 7:12 AM
    Hi Lukasz
    Your course format is great, however on my installation the menu bar shown at the top of your screen shots are missing can you give any advice how I can solve this. many thanks. I'm on 3.3, boost on a shared server installation using linux.
    Many thanks Ross
  • Picture of Łukasz Sanokowski
    Fri, 25 Aug 2017, 3:09 PM
    Ross, the screenshots came from previous version, I've updated them to show course in current version of this format - currently there is no this menu bar there.
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    Wed, 20 Sep 2017, 7:15 AM
    Congratulations!!! itś amazing!!
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    Thanks a lot Mr Lukasz!!
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  • Ricardo Caiado
    Sat, 17 Mar 2018, 10:23 PM

    Any update to Moodle 3.4?

  • Picture of Łukasz Sanokowski
    Mon, 19 Mar 2018, 4:12 PM
    Hi Ricardo

    Currently I don't use Moodle 3.4. I think that this format will work fine in 3.4.

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