MindMup is easy to learn and it supports real-time collaboration, so when multiple students work on a single map, they can see each other’s edits instantly.
I demonstrate the software’s basic features in the video near this text.
Sample map. If you’d like to see what an argument looks like in MindMup, check out
map of Michael Huemer’s Is There a Right to Immigrate? (‘Z’ zooms in; ‘shift+Z’ zooms out; you can hit ‘f’ to fold/unfold parts of the map, but you won’t be able to edit.)
Thanks to MindMup’s developers, and especially to Gojko Adzi. MindMup will always be free, but if you find it helpful in your teaching, please consider supporting it by buying an organizational licence for your institution!
Helpful Keyboard Shortcuts:
enter :: add a reason under selected claim
tab :: create a co-premise to the selected claim
alt + o :: create an objection to the selected claim
alt + t :: toggle the selected reason/objection to an objection/reason
arrows :: navigate between claims
z :: zoom in
shift + z :: zoom out
d :: detach the selected claim from the map
n :: add a note to the selected claim/reason