MindGenius is a mind mapping application that allows students to capture and visualise ideas and information.
David Carson, Reader in Law and Behavioural Sciences, University of Portsmouth
Mark Ritchie, Deputy Director and Head of Project Services, University of Edinburgh
How MindGenius is used
Read these case studies showing how a number of universities and colleges use MindGenius in management, to assist studying, for learning in class and for assisted learning. The document includes a gallery of maps of additional uses of MindGenius.
- Pricing through the Chest Agreement is up to 50% lower than the standard academic pricing.
- A one-off payment offers universities and colleges a site-wide perpetual licence to the software and includes 12-months of support and minor product upgrades.
- Three-year annual term licensing is also available, including: Home Use Rights, major product upgrades, and support.
Higher and Further Education and Research Councils in the United Kingdom, and to Universities and Colleges of Further Education in the Republic of Ireland.
The issue of accessibility in IT has been well documented since the details of the Special Educational Needs & Disability Act 2001 were made known. Eduserv wished to support Higher and Further Education by enabling access to and usage of digital information and resources. To further that aim, in 2003 Eduserv funded the purchase of national site licences for a number of assistive technology products, and made the products available at no charge to Institutions, under the terms of the Eduserv Foundation Programme, 2003, Assistive Technology Strand.
In association with TechDIS, Eduserv identified MindGenius as a product that may assist all staff and students with the organisation of their work, but in particular can assist staff and students with Dyslexia and other learning difficulties. Eduserv acknowledge the help provided by the JISC TechDis Service www.techdis.ac.uk/
The national site licences funded by Eduserv included the option for those sites that took up a licence to convert it to a perpetual licence for the then current version of the software, MindGenius v1.51, before 31 July 2005.
In 2005 another Chest Agreement was negotiated in order to provide sites with the option of purchasing a perpetual site licence for the most recent version of the software, MindGenius v2 (Education). This is a rolling agreement with no end date, although pricing is agreed on an annual basis. The release of MindGenius 3 (Education) prompted the updating of this Chest Agreement to include this latest version.
A new rolling Chest Agreement was made effective on 1 November 2011, offering sites the option of a perpetual site licence or three-year term licensing.
The unique Map Explorer in MindGenius allows you to navigate through large amounts of information with ease, go onto analyse and categorise your map, and start to see visual links between ideas, all helping you to develop understanding and clarity on the way ahead. MindGenius helps with collaborative learning, essays, projects, class presentations, study, mind mapping, and lesson planning.
For real life examples of how MindGenius is used in colleges and universities to help dyslexic students, encourage group work, set examinations, and assist in teaching visit:
MindGenius is a mind mapping application that allows students to capture and visualise ideas and information. The unique Map Explorer in MindGenius allows users to navigate through large amounts of information with ease, go onto analyse and categorise maps, and start to see visual links between ideas, all helping users to develop understanding and clarity on the way ahead. MindGenius helps with collaborative learning, essays, projects, class presentations, study, mind mapping, and lesson planning.
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Version 4 includes a new brainstorming mode, improved analysis, task and project management features and a brand new presentation mode.
The new brainstorming mode offers maximised space to view information in a new unstructured layout. It makes full use of the MindGenius Question sets and categories, automatically linking ideas as they are captured allowing the user to automatically create category or question centric maps on exit from the brainstorming mode.
The new presentation mode extends the power of visual communication to presentations with the ability to easily convert maps into slides, edit the slides to add text or images, and add backgrounds and transitions then present directly from MindGenius. The slideshow can then be interactive with the ability to update the map slides live in the presentation.
MindGenius have released a video for education .
Perpetual Site Licence
Three Year Supported Licence
Large - 20,000+ FTE staff and students
|Higher Education||Medium -10,000-19,999 FTE staff and students||
|Higher Education||Small - 9,999 or less FTE staff and students||
|Further Education||All Further Education||
Annual Maintenance on perpetual licences - annual fee, includes: major product upgrades, support, and, for the 12 month period only, Home Use Rights.
Three year Supported Licence - annual fee, includes: support, major and minor product upgrades, and Home Use Rights. Excludes perpetual use of the software.
All prices are in GBP (£s). All prices exclude VAT which shall apply at the appropriate rate. Payments are due within thirty days of invoice date. Recipients of late payments are entitled to interest in accordance with the Late Payment of Commerical Debts Regulations 2002.
Please note that the Three Year Supported Licences will be invoiced three months in advance of the licecne renewal date each year.
Start date: 1 November 2011 End date: 31 October 2014 and rolling
Institutions may participate in the Agreement at any time during its life, but shall be bound by the Standard Chest Software Licence and Home Use Annex , for the term of the chosen licence period (either in perpetuity or for three years).
How to Order
To order MindGenius, please follow the below 4 steps:
- Read the Standard Chest Software Licence and Home Use Annex
- Download, complete and sign the Licence Order Form (PDF, 559 Kb)
- Purchase Order to "Eduserv"
- Email the completed Licence Order Form and Purchase Order to email@example.com or send by fax to: 01225 474 301 or by post to: Eduserv, Royal Mead, Railway Place, Bath BA1 1SR
This Site licence is subject to the Standard Chest Software Licence and the Home Use Annex. Home use is only included with term Supported Licences or with the additional purchase of Annual Maintenance on Perpetual Licences.
Perpetual Licences means a licence is granted in perpetuity. From the date of purchase, 12 months of limited maintenance (minor product upgrades and support) is included.
Perpetual Licence Annual Maintenance provides 12 months of full maintenance (major product upgrades and support) and also includes Home Use Rights for the 12-month Maintenance Period.
Three Year Supported Licences include major and minor product upgrades, support, and Home Use Rights. Three Year Supported Licences do not include perpetual use of the software. At the end of the term, if a new licence is not taken out, then all copies of the software must be destroyed / removed from all computers.
Location and Use Permissions
|Staff home use rights|
|Student home use rights|
|Access via Citrix, Terminal Server|
Three Year Supported Licences or Annual Maintenance (on Perpetual Licences)
|Staff home use rights|
|Student home use rights|
|Access via Citrix, Terminal Server|
Personal licences are not available under this Agreement. Individuals interested in purchasing personal licences should contact MindGenius directly.
Fully working 30 day evaluations of MindGenius are available for download from the MindGenius Web Site at http://www.mindgenius.com/
Full product documentation is built into the help menu of the software. There is no paper-based manual.
Training and Training Materials
MindGenius offers an online "how-to" guide from its website:
The MindGenius range of training options are suitable for both individuals and teams, and those who are new to MindGenius and want to make sure that they have the fundamentals correct, as well as existing users who want to learn more of the more advanced capabilities of MindGenius.
Our training is performed live and online by a MindGenius expert.
There are two courses available:
- Course 1 MindGenius Fundamentals
Attendees will develop an understanding of the underlying concepts of MindGenius through to the essential functionality required to ensure you make the most of the application.
- Course 2: MindGenius Advanced
The course will focus on more advanced applications of MindGenius such as task management, categories and filtering, project management using the Gantt view, preparing maps for exporting to MS Office applications and more. Each session can be customized to suit you or your team’s requirements.
Each course will last approximately 2 hours and costs:
- £300 (single attendee)
- £500 (up to 4 attendees)
MindGenius can also offer onsite training for larger groups, or train the trainer sessions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to book or for additional information.
Software Implementation Support Services will be provided by MindGenius to a Licensed Site from the date of the delivery of a Perpetual Licence purchased under this Agreement until a full twelve months after the activation of the same licence. Ongoing annual support for Perpetual Licences can also be purchased.
Three-year Term Licences will have Software Implementation Support Services provided for the full three-year term. Without prior arrangement between MindGenius and any Licensed Site there will be no further provision of Software Implementation Support Services at the end of the term.
Support will be provided by MindGenius via a single Technical Contact or his/her Deputy at each institution.
MindGenius support can be contacted at:
Telephone support is not provided.
Frequently Asked Questions are available at: www.mindgenius.com/resources/knowledgebase/default.aspx
Supplier Web Address
System releases, new versions and functionality
Sites with a perpetual licence to MindGenius are entitled to minor product upgrades only. For major product upgrades, perpetual licence holders are advised to purchase the Annual Maintenance for Perpetual Licences.
Sites licenced under the Three-Year Term Licensing are entitled to major product upgrades during that period but must remove / destroy all of the software from their systems at the end of the term (unless a new licence is taken out).
Licensed institutions will have free access to patches, bug-fixes and updates for as long as they are available via the MindGenius website.
WinXP Home and Pro, 2000, 98/Me, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Method of delivery of product
MindGenius will send out a download link and licence codes to the Licensed Institution after receipt of an Order from Eduserv.