I’m super excited to announce MindMup AM - a free and open platform for collaborative argument mapping! Use the address argument.mindmup.com, or you won’t start off in argument visualization mode.

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 this 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.)

Open MindMup maps from Google Drive with a double-click by following the instructions in this simple video.

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

Easily find all maps in your Google Drive by bookmarking this page

Request new MindMup features here