Mind mapping tools

Recently we’ve had queries surrounding mind mapping and how to create mind maps to place in assignments.  On campus each desktop PC has mind mapping software available via the Novell box (the box with a Z on a computer screen which loads when you first log in). You need to choose Assistive Technology (from the left hand menu on this screen) and then click on MindView 4.

mindview4

Once in MindView 4 you can choose New document and create your mind map from scratch.  This software is only available on campus but you can save your mind map as a picture file (jpeg) and then insert into your assignments. A guide to using this software can be found at http://www.swansea.ac.uk/assistivetech

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Map created using MindView4

If you are off campus here are a couple of free tools we’ve come across.

Coggle
This online mind mapping software allows you to drag and drop images into it and also collaborate with others on the same map.  Why_I_should_visit_the_Library_more_often (1)

Map created using Coggle

bubbl.us an easy mind mapping tool although unfortunately you can only create three free maps.

MindMup – Create unlimited mind maps for free, and store them in the cloud integrates well with Google Drive.

We have an overview of some of the free campus software on the Assistive Tech web page (http://www.swansea.ac.uk/assistivetech/) which includes mind-mapping as well as other useful features.

Let us know if you know of any other software and we’ll add to the blog.

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