Inspiration 9 Training - US Individual


This is a self-guided, free training program designed to help you learn to use and practice using Inspiration® 9, the ultimate thinking and learning tool to help you achieve more throughout your academic studies and career. Inspiration 9 can help improve your ability to develop ideas, understand and retain concepts, plan and organize work, and communicate and present knowledge.


Get Started with the Inspiration 9 Online Training

1) In order to complete this training, you will need to have Inspiration 9 downloaded and installed on your computer. If you do not already have Inspiration 9 on your computer, you can download a free trial or purchase a license


2) Download the Inspiration 9 Training Guide & Exercises PDF. This document will guide you throughout the training.For your convenience, you may want to print this PDF before getting started with the training. The Inspiration Training Guide & Exercises PDF is designed to be used in conjunction with the following videos.


Session 1 Videos

Session 1a – Introduction to Inspiration 9

Session 1b – Diagram View


Session 2 Videos

Session 2a – Outline View

Session 2b – Map View


Session 3 Video

Session 3 – Presentation View


Session 4 Video

Session 3 – Planning and Studying


3) The following supplemental Inspiration files are referenced in the training. At times, you may want to refer to them:

Tips for Lecture Notes

Macro Economics Study

Concept Mapping Guidelines

Energy Conservation

Glass Menagerie


In addition to this training, Inspiration Software has provided the following resources to help you get better acquainted with Inspiration 9.


Resources inside Inspiration 9 that Support Curriculum Integration & Successful Use of Inspiration

  • Templates to help you and your students jumpstart projects—over 90 are built in to Inspiration.
  • Inspiration 9 Getting Started Guide to familiarize yourself with the features and uses of Inspiration. You may access this guide via the Inspiration Starter Screen by selecting Learn to Use and then finding it under Documentation.
  • Help system with detailed information about using commands and features, available while you are using Inspiration from the Help menu or in the PDF file of the Inspiration User’s Manual. Technical Support is also available online, accessed through the Help menu in the product.

Web Resources

Training Videos and Webcasts to be used as quick resources for learning features or providing reminders about key features and tools – on your own time, at your own pace. These can be found at and