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mod_advmindmap
Maintained by Picture of Andy Chan Andy Chan
This is a modification of the original Mindmap module for moodle formerly found on ekpenso.com. This Advance Mindmap module allows you to create mindmapping activity in moodle. Added features include: - Every user now have a separate mindmap in one single activity, with links to view others' mindmap. - Dummy group mode: multiple mindmaps with simple group name that everyone can view and edit (for group mindmapping without having to setup groups in the course) - Lock mindmap: prevent editing of mindmap when someone is editing it during group mindmapping Currently, it is not backward compatible with Moodle 1.9x, please install it on Moodle 2.x only.
Moodle 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5

Advance Mindmap module for Moodle 2.x
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==Author==
Andy Chan
Contributed by the project "Learning 2.0
An Online Platform and a Teacher Support Network for Curriculum and Assessment Innovation in Liberal Studies for the NSS Curriculum"
(2008-2012, http://learn20.cite.hku.hk)

==Description==
This is a modification of the original Mindmap module for moodle formerly found on ekpenso.com.
This Advance Mindmap module allows you to create and save simple mindmaps from within moodle.

Added features include:
- Every user now have a separate mindmap in one single activity, with links to view others' mindmap.
- Dummy group mode: multiple mindmaps with simple group name that everyone can view and edit (for group mindmapping without having to setup groups in the course)
- Lock mindmap: prevent editing of mindmap when someone is editing it during group mindmapping

Currently, it is not backward compatible with Moodle 1.9x, please install it on Moodle 2.x only.

==Installation==
- Copy the "/advmindmap" folder and place it into the /mod directory
- Login as administrator
- Go to the "Notifications" page under "Site administration"
- Moodle should detect a new module automatically, follow the onscreen instruction to install it

==FAQ==
Q1: How do I add a child node in 2nd, 3rd, 4th...nth level?
A1: First, select the node you want to add child node to, then click the "+" icon. You can also press the "Insert" button on your keyboard.

Q2: How to prevent students from viewing others' mind map?
A2: Override the permission of the activity: remove "View Other" from student role.

Q3: I did not saw the mind map editor/ I only saw a blank page, how do I created a mind map?
A3: Please make sure you have installed Adobe Flash Player.

==Links==
You can also take a look at another fork of the mindmap module for Moodle 2.X by t6enis here
https://github.com/t6nis/moodle-mod_mindmap

Thanks to original mindmap module author: Andreas Geier
Link: https://github.com/functino/Moodle-Mindmap-Module

Plugin icon is from the "Onebit" icon set downloaded from Icojam
Link: http://www.icojam.com/blog/?p=177#more-177

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  • MD shot of me from his iphone4
    Tue, Feb 12, 2013, 4:52 PM
    cool, please let us know the outcome of it
  • MD shot of me from his iphone4
    Mon, Feb 18, 2013, 1:13 PM
    Hi,
    I've given this some thought. The plugin submission can always be merged with the original mindmap module when necessary so no sense holding this back. smile

    Please message Anthony or me if any change is needed.
  • MD shot of me from his iphone4
    Mon, Feb 18, 2013, 1:14 PM
    Do consider adding documentation and issue tracker links.
  • Picture of Roger Handyside
    Tue, Mar 12, 2013, 6:56 PM
    I have just installed this - looks really good, I like the dummy group option. Is there any chance of another option where the teacher can switch off the students' views of other mindmaps? is would make a good assignment, then, before sharing. Roger
  • Picture of Andy Chan
    Wed, May 8, 2013, 11:47 AM
    Roger: You can override default permission to remove mod/advmindmap:viewother from student.
  • Picture of Ger Tielemans
    Mon, Jun 3, 2013, 2:59 PM
    Dear Andy, I like this very much, will you make it compatible with 2.44 and 2.5?
  • Picture of Ken Caldwell
    Sat, Jun 15, 2013, 8:08 AM
    Hi Andy, love working with mindmaps and use them a lot in my teaching. I do need to have at least a multi-layered mindmap. It isn't obvious how a multi-layered mindmap could be made. It seems in the previous version childnodes can be made to form additional layers. Am I missing something?
  • Picture of Roger Handyside
    Mon, Jun 17, 2013, 5:52 PM
    Hi going back a bit! Where do I find the way to change permissions to change mod/advmindmap:viewanother? there do not seem to be any settings with this module. Thanks
    Roger
  • Picture of Andy Chan
    Thu, Oct 3, 2013, 12:49 PM
    Thanks Tobias Marx for noticing me about the missing "backup" folder in github, now it is fixed.
  • Picture of Michel DENIS
    Sat, Nov 23, 2013, 7:58 PM
    I have installed the module, and have an activity for it -- now how do I create a mind map ??
  • Picture of Andy Chan
    Wed, Nov 27, 2013, 11:15 AM
    Michel: You should see a mind map when you are in the activity page, with a table of user/group underneath. This table contains links to individual mind map and last updated time.

    If you did not saw a mind map editor, perhaps you did not have Flash player installed?
  • Picture of Valery Fremaux
    Wed, Feb 12, 2014, 7:42 PM
    Maybe already fixed, but :
    noticed an error in restore steps :

    $paths[] = new restore_path_element('advmindmap_instance', '/activity/advmindmap/advmindmap_instances/advmindmap_instance');

    should be

    $paths[] = new restore_path_element('advmindmap_instance', '/activity/advmindmap/instances/instance');

    Relying on backup structure

    Other thing : Why adding copy to the name of the activity when restore ? Name is not a unique key and is a local label for course readers. This may
    breack content integrity when using backup as templates.

    found actually an untracked error, but maybe cause of the wrong restore : when no advmindmal_instances at all, javascript get broken with a php error.

    cheers ! nice an appreciated module by the way !

    Valery.
  • Picture of Andy Chan
    Fri, Feb 21, 2014, 3:49 PM
    Valery: Thanks for your comment, I have updated the modules to address those issues you mentioned.
  • Norbert Forster
    Sat, Feb 22, 2014, 8:06 PM
    Hi Andy, thanks for all your improvements of mindmap - I staged the german translation in AMOS...
  • Norbert Forster
    Mon, Apr 21, 2014, 3:19 PM
    successfully tested with mod2.7beta - good chance for the comming lts-release
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