InsightNG is a little different to other apps you may have used, so we suggest taking the short animated tour, which you can find by going to the help menu within the Canvas toolbar (see below).




We see the Canvas as a tool to help you think through your question.  There are no hard and fast rules about how to build a Canvas so you should do whatever you think will help your thinking.


To help you, we have developed our suggested best practice guide based on our experience and on scientific research on learning.


The steps in the guide follow the flow in our Inquire. Connect. Enlighten. (ICE) Methodology:

  1. Create a new Canvas
  2. Create Elements
  3. Create Relations between Elements
  4. Provide some meaning to Elements
  5. Inquire and expand the Canvas
  6. Refine and repeat


See: A best practice approach to creating a meaningful Thought Canvas