MindView

What does it do?

This mind mapping tool helps you with learning and planning.

What can I use it for?

You can use this mind mapping software as a visual way of learning topics or as a planning tool for written work. Images and links to resources can be added and once you have finalised your plan this can be exported into Word so you have a ready made template to write into.

Cost? It is available for use on all QMUL computers, so free! Or you can purchase a yearly subscription for a personal computer from $20 a month.

Where can I find it? It’s available on all QMUL computers. For further information about purchasing a subscription for your own computer you can take a look here or for information on a 30-day free trial look here.

Coggle

What does it do?

This mind mapping tool allows you to create mind maps and flow charts that you can add text and images to and link videos and websites. Mind maps can be downloaded as PDFs.

What can I use it for?

Use this tool when planning assignments and revising. It helps you to get ideas down and draw links between concepts. The colour coding feature and the ability to add images and videos also provides a great visual overview of the information.

Cost? You can sign up for free and have access to 3 private diagrams and as many public diagrams as you like. Or for $5 a month you can have access to unlimited private diagrams.

Where can I find it? You can sign up with a Google, Microsoft or Apple account here. For further information on the app, you can take a look at the tutorial video here.

Quizlet

What does it do?

It allows you to make flashcards for learning and revision purposes and search/edit existing sets created by other users.

What can I use it for?

Flashcards are a great way to improve and test information recall for learning and revision. You can auto-generate a range of activities from the set of flashcards you have created to test yourself e.g. a multiple choice test, so you can match it to the style of exam suitable for your course.

Cost? Basic account free or £19.99 per year for Quizlet Plus which allows you to customise flashcards further.

Where can I find it? It’s available to download from the App Store and Google Play. For further information on the app you can take a look here: https://quizlet.com/

Brainscape

What does it do?

Its a site which enables the creation of flashcards for learning and revision purposes which can be shared across devices. You can also search for existing flashcards and share what you create with others.
When testing yourself, after you reveal the answer for each flashcard, you rate your knowledge from 1-5 and your next revision session will focus on the topics you feel less confident with, allowing for more effective, focused revision.

What can I use it for?

You can use it to learn new topics or revise for exams in a more fun and multi-sensory way, rather than just writing out notes. It is super easy to test yourself and build on the areas which you need more help with and avoid the temptation of just focusing on the familiar areas.

Cost? It’s Free! Premium options are available.

Where can I find it? It’s available to download from the App Store and Google Play. For further information on the app you can take a look here: https://www.brainscape.com/