GSuite administrator's guide

This document outlines the key information for Google Apps domain administrators, when their organisations are using MindMup to store maps on Google Drive.

05 October 2020: Important notice about switching from Google Photos to Google Drive

Installing MindMup

MindMup is available in the Google Apps Marketplace. The easiest way to install it is by using the button below:

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See the Google Apps Marketplace Entry and Chrome Web Store Entry for more information.


MindMup is free to use.

Some operations – such as conversion and publishing maps – require the use of MindMup server resources. This requires us to pay third parties for processing power and hosting. Offering free unlimited processing power and storage would open MindMup to abuse and make it financially unsustainable, so we limit the capacity and availability of those operations for free accounts.

With an optional MindMup Gold subscription, you can remove those limits for your user account or organisation, and support the long term availability of MindMup. Both individual and domain-wide licenses are available.

Sign up your organisation for Gold using the Organisational Gold Subscription page. For more information, and personal subscription information, see the MindMup Gold page.

Security and Privacy

In most cases, the browser directly talks to Google Drive/Google Apps services, without sending any data to MindMup servers or storing anything on our side. In short, when your users store maps to Google Drive, then Google keeps all your data, not us. The Privacy policy has details on the this.

To make it easier for educational institutions to lock down usage to just Google services, and prevent students from accidentally storing data somewhere else, the MindMup application for Google Drive is completely isolated as a separate web site.

Some operations, such as converting maps to PDFs, are not possible to achieve in the browser. In those cases, maps are temporarily and securely uploaded for processing to our servers, and the link to the result is securely transferred to the users. The Data Security page has detailed technical information on that.

MindMup Atlas allows users to easily share read-only copies of their maps. When users publish maps to Atlas, the map content is uploaded to our servers and served publicly. Administrators of Organisational MindMup Gold accounts can choose whether their users are allowed to use Atlas or not. Blocking Atlas allows school administrators to enforce compliance, and ensure that students do not expose private data by mistake.

What can MindMup access on Google?

If you need more technical information, the exact Google API scopes MindMup requests are:

You can find more info on these at the following pages on Google:

More information

If you require any further information, please contact us.