• Tuesday, 11 May 2021
    3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • LX.lab CB06.04.020

Mind mapping is a process of creating a connected visual and verbal map around a central concept. Following a few basic guidelines, it can become a powerful technique for cutting through mental clutter and detail, without losing sight of the big picture.

The process and outputs from mind mapping are useful for all kinds of things, including planning and analysis, learning, summarising, creative thinking and as a springboard for innovation. Once you’ve got the hang of it, it’s a practical study skill you might want to share with students, too!

What’s covered in this session

This is a hands-on, practical session to explore and try out the basics of mind mapping, including:

  • Examples of how to use mind maps
  • A simple guide to mind mapping ‘rules’
  • Hands-on practice creating mind maps with paper and pencil/pen

You’ll walk away having created 2-3 mind maps of your own, and with lots of ideas for how to use mind maps in your work, study or other interests.

Take a look at the post below for a quick briefing on mind mapping and to see some examples before you start. Look forward to seeing you there!

Make your own mind maps

What is Tooltime?

Tooltime is a series of short informal showcases, where staff from all areas are given the opportunity to share a gadget, tool, app, workflow or technique. The technologies showcased can range from anything that could engage learners, streamline teaching or are simply time savers. Sessions do not have to formally address teaching and learning concepts in-depth, but rather recognise the technology’s potential capabilities in this area. Each session in the series will run for 30 minutes and are intended for either academic or professional staff.


The Tooltime hosts make no claims on the utility of tools and do not necessarily provide support for the gadgets, widgets or workflows presented.

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Your video, audio and the meeting chat transcript may be recorded or photographed. Please advise the facilitator if you do not wish to be recorded or photographed.

Bookings are closed for this event.

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