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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.
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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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Andy Chan (Lead maintainer)
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  • 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
  • Picture of Sarah Jane
    Thu, Jul 24, 2014, 11:17 PM
    Hi there I am interested in this plugin but concerned about
    - Every user now have a separate mindmap in one single activity, with links to view others' mindmap.

    Is it possible to keep this private and not have the ability to view others mindmap?

    Regards

    Sarah x
  • Picture of Andy Chan
    Tue, Aug 5, 2014, 12:20 PM
    Sarah: You can remove "Student" from the permission "mod/advmindmap:viewother".
  • Picture of Stephen McConnachie
    Mon, Sep 8, 2014, 11:23 AM
    Hi, if I install this module do I also need to install Mindmap https://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=mod_mindmap in order to get one mindmap for the whole course? Or is that functionality also included in this plugin?
    Also I see the response to Sarah Jane's question about permissions for students to view each others' mindmaps - are there any plans to incorporate this into the settings page to make it easier to change and to be able to toggle it at the individual instance level?
    cheers
    Stephen
  • Picture of Andy Chan
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014, 9:48 AM
    Stephen:

    You do not need Mindmap to use it.

    I understand that it is not easy for many people to change it in the permission setting, I will consider moving it to general setting page, but you can already toggle it at the individual instance level now.
  • Picture of Mauricio Santillán
    Tue, Oct 14, 2014, 6:04 AM
    I need your help please. We use advnaced mindmap, in one course one of the student did her mind map, but when we try to view it the screen show loading with ekpenso logo and don´t display anynthing, couldo you help me please ??
  • Picture of jade henry
    Sun, Oct 26, 2014, 4:23 AM
    Hi i've installed the latest version of this mod on my moodle 2.6 website. I have flash player and shockwave installed yet when i click on a mindmap i just get a blank page. I noticed in your Q&A above that you've said a blank page = no flash player, but i do have this installed.
  • Picture of John Rodriquez
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014, 9:26 PM
    I also get a blank page, and flash player is installed (and works). I'm using Moodle 2.6.3.
  • Picture of Alfred BONG
    Fri, Feb 6, 2015, 10:14 PM
    Hi, Thanks for this mod and sorry for my english...
    I would like to give to the teacher the possibilty to assign a number grade on th map created by a student or by a group of students : one number grade for one student.
    Do you think it is possible ? and how can I make it ?
    Thanks a lot for your answer.
    Alf
  • Picture of Dhiraj Upadhyaya
    Sun, Feb 15, 2015, 10:31 PM
    I installed this plugin. Create a Mindmap as Admin. I wanted student to view my mindmap and then possibly create their own. When I view as any student, Mindmap made as Admin or Teacher is not seen. How do I make this work...
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