Knowledge SoupsParticipate in a Soup Create a Knowledge Soup
From an open Cmap:
You can participate in the sharing of concept map ideas and propositions through the use of Knowledge Soups. To begin participating in a knowledge soup, select Collaborate then Join Cmap to Soup....
The "Select Soup to Join" window opens and begins to automatically search for existing soups to join. You can manually search for a particular soup to join by clicking Browse.... Click Join to join the selected soup.
The Knowledge Soup console opens to the side of the cmap you are working on. All propositions in the cmap appear as soup claims in a list under the My Claims heading. You can Publish, Unpublish, or Delete any of your claims from the soup by clicking the appropriate button next to the My Claims heading. Soup claims that are published to the soup appear under the heading Soup Claims. You can View Claim Publishers, Add Discussion Thread to Claim, Refresh the list of published claims, or Disconnect from the Soup using the appropriate button next to Soup Claims. To add a new claim to the cmap, select a published claim under Soup Claims then drag and drop it onto the cmap.
The image below shows the results of publishing the claim Plants have Leaves to the knowledge soup, as well as dragging and dropping the claim Sunlight helps Plants onto the cmap. A thumbtack icon appears next to the claim under My Claims to indicate that it has been published, and Plants have Leaves also appears with the rest of the published claims under Soup Claims. Sunlight helps Plants appears on the cmap as a new proposition that can be incorporated into the design of the Anatomy of a Plant cmap.
From the "Views - CmapTools" window:
You can create a new knowledge soup where others can join to share their cmap claims. To create a new knowledge soup, you can select a folder in Places and either select New Soup... from the File menu, or Soup... from the New submenu of the folder's context menu.
The "Create Knowledge Soup" opens where you can set the knowledge soup's initial properties and members. To create the new soup, it must be given a name in the box next to the heading Soup Name:. You may choose to set when the soup will expire, as well as set the description of the soup. As the soup's administrator, you have the ability to Add User..., Remove User, and Delete User's Claims. Individual claims may be added and removed, and a claims filter may also be applied. If the Place where the soup's folder is located supports Discussion Threads, you may Add DT, Remove DT and Open DT. Other member permissions may be determined at creation using the checkboxes seen in the image below. To create the new knowledge soup, click Create.
A soup icon appears in the folder where it was created. To edit the soup, double-click the soup icon. The "Edit Knowledge Soup..." window opens where the same information from the "Create Knowledge Soup" may be updated.