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Mindmap module

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This contributed code activity module can add, create and share mindmaps within Moodle.


  • Create and share mindmaps online.
  • Make mindmaps public or share them with groups or make them public.
  • Export maps to XML, PDF, image or Freemind-files.
  • Edit mindmaps offline via Gears or Adobe AIR

Most important commands and functions

Function Command
add node
  • Doubleclick on any place or click the green plus-icon
  • ENTER adds a node to the same layer
  • INSERT adds a childnode
delete nodes
  • CTRL + click on the node,
  • press DELETE
  • click the red minus-sign
deletes a node and all of his child-nodes CTRL + D
Undo and Redo
  • CTRL + Z and CTRL + Y or
  • use the icons|
Autocomplete-Node press END
move node
  1. position a node over new parent,
  2. release mouse,
  3. reposition node

For Mac User: There is no INSERT key! To add a childnode on Mac, first highlight the mother node. Then while pressing command key, double tab at the new position for the childnode. Or if you are using the mouse position your cursor at the new childnode place, then double click left mouse at the same time pressing the command key.

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