Kumu Help Docs

Quick tips

Quick tips are short, 1-2 minute videos answering common questions about Kumu. Click play below to watch the videos and use the menu in the upper right of the player to switch to a different topic or specific question.

Quick tip videos list

Click on the playlist in the upper right corner of the Youtube embed above to access the videos listed below:
  • How do I link to a specific element in the map?
  • How can I use the spreadsheet to wipe the existing map content?
  • What's the difference between Personal (Basic) and Organization (Pro) accounts?
  • How do I add a filter dropdown to my map?
  • How do I add a field with a list of values to pick from?
  • How do I change what is included in my element labels?
  • How do I re-use existing elements when clustering?
  • How do I calculate how many connections an element has?
  • How do I build a presentation?
  • How do I scale elements or connections based on field data?
  • How can I include a list of elements in my map overview?
  • How can I crowdsource data using Google Sheets?
  • What are some of the most useful keyboard shortcuts?
  • How do I upload images?
  • How can I add unique IDs to my import?
  • How do I share my map with others?
  • How can I save different results for the same metric?
  • How can I use Table to quickly build out my map?
  • How can I add descriptive labels to my map?
  • How can I import data with dates?
  • How do I get the perfect screenshot?
  • How do I color code elements?
  • What are traversals, and how do I use them?
  • How do I create geographic maps?
  • What are controls, and how do I use them?
  • What are underlays, and how do I use them?
  • How do I size my elements?
  • What is a view?
  • What are the building blocks of Kumu?
  • How can I make my network map more readable?
  • How can my readers easily switch between views?
  • What is a "profile" in Kumu?
  • How can I quickly show basic info about an element, connection, or loop?