MindGenius

10 January 2009 Print

MindGenius is a mind mapping application that allows students to capture and visualise ideas and information.

Discounts on site licence subscriptions and perpetual purchases.

Key Facts

Benefits

  • 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.

Eligible Institutions

Higher and Further Education and Research Councils in the United Kingdom, and to Universities and Colleges of Further Education in the Republic of Ireland.

Background Information

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.

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.

Product Information

Supplier Details

Owner: MindGenius 

Product Description

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.

Watch the MindGenius for Education video

Pricing and Ordering

Pricing

Sector 

Size

Perpetual Site Licence
(One-off fee)

Annual Maintenance
(on perpetual licences) 

Three Year Supported Licence
(Annual fee)

Higher Education 

Large - 20,000+ FTE staff and students 

£3,600 

£900 

£1,400

Higher Education  Medium -10,000-19,999 FTE staff and students 

£2,400 

£600 

£950

Higher Education  Small - 9,999 or less FTE staff and students 

£1,800

£450 

£700

Further Education All Further Education

£1,800

£450

£700

Perpetual Site Licence - one off fee, includes the use of the software in perpetuity and twelve months of support and minor product upgrades from the date of purchase. It excludes Home Use Rights.

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.

Payment Terms

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 licence renewal date each year.

Agreement Period

Start date: 1 November 2011     End date: 31 October 2014 and rolling

Commitment Period

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:

  1. Read the Standard Chest Software Licence and Home Use Annex
  2. Download, complete and sign the Chest Order Form
  3. Purchase Order to "Eduserv"
  4. Email the completed Licence Order Form and Purchase Order to help@eduserv.org.uk or send by fax to: 01225 474 301 or by post to: Eduserv, Royal Mead, Railway Place, Bath BA1 1SR

Licence Information

Licence Type

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.

Termination Clauses

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

Perpetual Licences

Students Yes
Academic Staff Yes
Non-Academic Staff Yes
Staff home use rights No 
Student home use rights No 
Access via Citrix, Terminal Server Yes

Three Year Supported Licences or Annual Maintenance (on Perpetual Licences)

 

Students Yes
Academic Staff Yes
Non-Academic Staff Yes
Staff home use rights  Yes
Student home use rights  Yes
Access via Citrix, Terminal Server Yes

Personal Licences

Personal licences are not available under this Agreement. Individuals interested in purchasing personal licences should contact MindGenius directly.

Service and Support

Trials

Fully working 30 day evaluations of MindGenius are available for download from the MindGenius Web Site at http://www.mindgenius.com/

Product Documentation

Full product documentation is built into the help menu of the software. There is no paper-based manual.

Training and Training Materials

MindGenius offers a variety of resources online to support users:

http://www.mindgenius.com/Resources.aspx 

MindGenius Training
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 info@mindgenius.com to book or for additional information.

Technical Support

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:

Website: www.mindgenius.com/contact-us.aspx

Email: support@mindgenius.com

Telephone support is not provided.

Supplier Web Address

www.mindgenius.com

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. 

Platforms

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.

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Get in touch

Phone
01225 470523
Email
help@eduserv.org.uk

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Testimonial

MindGenius is a valuable part of our project management toolkit. We use it for stakeholder maps, requirements gathering and just about any time when a visual representation of the project will help aid understanding.

Mark Ritchie

Deputy Director and Head of Project Services, University of Edinburgh