Activities: Mindmap

Maintained by asdTõnis Tartes
Mindmap module for Moodle
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Mindmap module for Moodle

This Mindmap module allows you to create and save simple mindmaps from within moodle.
Quick install instructions:
- Copy this "/mindmap"-Folder and place it in your /mod directory
- Go to your admin area and "Notifications"
- That's it

Have fun!

Thanks goes to FatCow Webhosting for the new Mindmap icon. 
License: Creative Commons(Attribution 3.0 United States)

Use the main buttons from mindmap taskbar to create mindmaps.
+ If you double click anywhere in the empty space you can start connecting lines between nodes! Helps to save a few moves.

// 31.03.2020 - 2021032210 version
+ VisJS supports default languages 'en', 'de', 'es', 'it', 'fr', 'cz', 'nl', 'ru', 'cn', 'ua'.
+ Now you can also translate VisJS labels inside the edit window in your own language.
+ Added new translatable strings.

// 30.03.2020 - 2021032208 version
+ Max zoom out level
+ Max zoom in level
+ Zoom reset button

// 25.03.2020 - 2021032207 version
+ Keyboard "Insert" key helps to add new nodes to mindmap.
+ Keyboard "Delete" key enables to instantly delete selected nodes or edges.
+ Coding style fixes
+ Minor locking bug fix

// 05.03.2020 update
+ Moved from Flash to JS - Thanks to vis.js library! -
+ Javascript version is supported in all browser!
+ New version supports different shapes.
+ Mobile friendly.
+ Ability to review and convert from old Flash mindmap to JS based mindmap.
+ In future Flash Conversion option will be dropped with database field holding flash data!!!
NB! Conversion from flash data might still hold a few bugs. Always check your data!
- Dropped Moodle 1.x backup/restore support.

This version is compatible with Moodle 3.4 and up.
Please download older version for Moodle 2.5 and below.


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  • Picture of R Kasi
    Fri, Oct 14, 2016, 12:47 AM
    Sry for this question, which might be stupid anyway but I'm not quit sure about the Mindmap activity on moodle works:
    Do you think it is possible that I have 15 students working on one mindmap at the same time?
  • asd
    Mon, Oct 24, 2016, 8:43 PM
    Unfortunately no.. The current method how this plugin works, does not support synchronous editing.
  • Picture of Alvaro Altamirano
    Wed, Oct 18, 2017, 7:07 AM
    Hi Tõnis:

    I have installed the activity in my moodle 3.1, but the toolbar is not displayed in Chrome, only in Firefox. What can be cause this?
  • asd
    Sat, Oct 21, 2017, 7:10 PM
    Hi Alvaro!

    Make sure Google Chrome is not blocking Flash execution on your Moodle site. If flash is blocked nothing will appear.
  • Me
    Wed, Nov 1, 2017, 12:15 PM
    Hi Tonis, great plugin, thanks!!
    1. I don't get it how I can create a sub-topic to a topic. "Insert key" - don't have on my MacBook. Any tips?

    2. How about adding the possible functionality of making a topic into a clickable link?
  • asd
    Wed, Nov 1, 2017, 5:29 PM

    1. If you dont have "Insert key" on Mac then you can use the Mindmap toolbar Insert node(Plus icon) button to add new nodes. You could also use Google to find out which button works on Mac as insert key, like PC has.

    2. Unfortunately this plugin uses old legacy flash application as base and it is not anymore extendable. Maybe in near future i get the time to build a HTML5 based application and there would be possible to make that change you asked.
  • Picture of Michal Wazana
    Sun, Mar 4, 2018, 7:39 PM
    hey, a few questions,
    1. is this activity is responsive?
    2. is there an option to a group map/ shared map for all the class?
    3. will there be support on moodle 3.4,3.5 ex..?
    4. does this plugin support information security?
    thanks a lot!
  • asd
    Wed, Mar 7, 2018, 4:25 AM
    1. No. Its flash based and does not work on mobiles.
    2. Groupings available only if you create separate maps and add restrictions with Moodle core accessibility possibilities.
    3. Yes. As long as flash exists.
    4. It is as secure as your Moodle. It does not encrypt nodes..
  • Picture of Dhiraj Upadhyaya
    Thu, May 24, 2018, 4:09 PM
    Can this plugin be installed for Moodle 3.5 Latest version
  • Ricardo Caiado
    Mon, Dec 3, 2018, 7:29 PM
    Can this plugin be installed for Moodle 3.6 Latest version
  • Picture of Ericka Zuniga
    Thu, Apr 25, 2019, 12:31 AM
    Can this plugin be installed for Moodle 3.6.2+ with no errors or will this plugin be updated for Moodle 3.6.2+ (Build: 20190215)?
  • Picture of onlinedigital marketing
    Thu, Apr 25, 2019, 11:55 PM
    Thanks For Shareing thisValuable information
  • Picture of Brains Trust
    Mon, Oct 28, 2019, 2:24 PM
    I keep getting a "403 Forbidden" error when I hit "Save and Display"
  • asd
    Mon, Mar 2, 2020, 3:35 AM
    Hey! I'm working on a new version of mindmap which is based on javascript and will be releaseing in a couple of weeks. Stay tuned! smile
  • asd
    Tue, Mar 24, 2020, 4:53 AM
    New version added. If you find issues - report them in github. Thanks!
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