Frequently Asked Question

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What is WeLearn?

WeLearn is a web platform that lets learners:

  • Index, organize, visualize and share their own learning resources and learning paths on a “map of concepts”.
  • Index learning resources by concepts.
  • Provide recommendations for best-adapted resources and people to interact with.

How can I disconnect or switch a WeLearn account?

For both Chrome and Firefox user, firstly, go to Settings, Account - Log Out, and then:

  • For Chrome, right click on WeLearn Extension Button, Options - Disconnect.
  • For Firefox, right click on WeLearn Extension Button, Extension Preferences - Disconnect. Now you have disconnected. Repeat the login process to switch an account.

Can I delete my account?

For any reason that you want to delete your account. Please write us an email to and we will assist you to go through the process of deletion. Notice that we will remove all the hook between target resource and your email account/user ID, however, we generally do not delete added resources from our overall database. If you have a reason that it should be deleted, please contact us.

Does the WeLearn Browser Extension track my Browsing Activities?

No. WeLearn doesn’t track your browsing activities. WeLearn is active only when you choose to click the button and save the webpage.

What does WeLearn do if I am reading articles in private windows?

Since WeLearn doesn’t track your browsing activities, WeLearn is only active when you click on the Add to WeLearn button. Then, we as the browser for the following informations:

  • URL and Titles of the web pages where you clicked to save it through WeLearn
  • The date and time of your page saving actions.
  • The annotation that you marked for saved pages (such as Wikipedia concepts).
  • The Difficulty Level that you click to attach the webpage.

Why do I feel that the automatic generated concept is not accurate?

Check the length of the context. WeLearn supports context with more than 1,000 words. Less than 1,000, the autonomic generation might not work as well as expected. However, you can always delete a concept when it does not fit your expectations.

How to use WeLearn?

Check out our tutorial video, along with transcripts.


I am going to explain to you how to use WeLearn.

Step 1. Installing Extension

First of all, let’s go to our website, This is the onboarding page that you could read through to know more about current active features. WeLearn will work as an extension of the browser. We support two different ones: Firefox and Chrome. You can click the Add to WeLearn button and follow the procedure to install the extension. For users who use neither Chrome nor Firefox, if it’s not too much trouble, we suggest you install either one before adding the extension.

Step 2. Create an Account and Sign In

After adding the extension to your browser, now we can create your account. Just click on the extension button of WeLearn, and click on “sign in to add to WeLearn”, it will direct you to a login page. Because WeLearn is also a part of a new global initiative, called Learning Planet, so the account that you will create is linked to it. For new users, let’s register first. We simply ask you to fill your name, email address and password.

Following the registration, you should receive an verification email shortly, close this tab and check your email box to validate your account. Then you go back to log in.

Once you log in, in [Settings][/pages/settings.html], choose the group that fits you and apply the change! You can also find more options in settings, about language, privacy preferences etc. I will leave you to explore these.

Step 3. Add Resources to WeLearn

Now you can start adding resources by clicking the WeLearn button. You can add any kind of web pages like articles, news, blog posts, etc.

I am taking the website of Learning Planet as an example, click, anchor button. It will offer a preview and page title on the left.

Our AI will suggest some relative concepts, which you can refine by adding more concepts or removing irrelevant ones. By concept, we mean anything that has been presented as an article in wikipedia, so that all the users share a common base of understanding for words.

You can also mark how well you understand the article. This setting helps us to analyze the level of the article, which will later on contribute to a personalized recommendation system.

Finally, click “add to WeLearn”, you are done. A little tip, as our system is based on semantic analysis, it works better with texts that have over 1000 words. We’re working to improve this. If you want to check your resources right away, click on Dashboard.

Step 4. Check your Resource Library

As you can see, each resource card contains the basic information of the resources: preview, title, date of addition, concepts and the link. Each concept is linked to a Wikipedia page. By clicking the link at the bottom of each resource card, you can go back to its original page.

To quickly find a resource card, we suggest you use the search bar, just simply type any keywords that you memorised for it and then go! You found it.

Step 5. Check out your concept map

Next, when you go to “Discover” tab, you can see your concept map, which is a visualization of the knowledge span. There are three layers of the map, corresponding to your own library, your group and all users of WeLearn. The map layer of “group” displays all concepts added by the whole group members, and the map layer of “everyone” represents everything that has ever been added to WeLearn. Islands will grow along with the resources. You can zoom in and zoom out to enlarge or narrow down the scope. With a selected area, the list of concepts displays on the left bottom corner, and the resources appear under the map.

That’s it for now. Go ahead and you can start to explore WeLearn freely. Have fun!