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DigitalEd

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This agreement provides a site licence for Möbius Assessment from DigitalEd. With Maple™, the world-leading math software from Maplesoft™, providing the mathematical muscle, Möbius Assessment is a powerful online testing and assessment system designed especially for courses involving mathematics. Its unparalleled abilities allow instructors to truly assess student understanding of maths-based concepts, making Mobius from Digital Ed ideal for any STEM course.

Key Facts

Benefits

  • 3 year licence with fixed pricing 
  • Licence includes Möbius Assessment plus Möbius Assessment LTI Universal VLE Connector supplied free-of-charge
  • Integrates with virtually any course management system
  • Price banding based on institution size 

Important Dates

Agreement start: 1 May 2018

Agreement end: 30 April 2023 

Subsequent invoice date: One month in advance of the licence anniversary date.

Commitment Period

Institutions may participate at any time during the 5 year period; however, they will be bound by the terms and conditions, including payments for three years from their enrolment.

Licence type

Site licence.

Trial

Sites wishing to trial Möbius Assessment may choose between a free evaluation (individual guest access on the public server) or a pilot - a private instance set up for that university with multiple instructors, ability to test with students, testing of LTI integration to the VLE.  Please contact Chest Help to arrange

Eligible Institutions

This Agreement is available to Institutions of Higher and Further Education and Research Councils in the United Kingdom, to Universities and Colleges of Further Education in the Republic of Ireland and Associated Sites.

Background Information

An agreement was first negotiated with Maplesoft in 2008.  The 2018 renewal coincided with Maplesoft’s decision to spin off their online testing products into a new entity, Digital Education, and hence one became two: the Maplesoft Chest Agreement covers Maple and Maple SIM, whilst this Agreement covers Möbius Assessment, formerly known as Maple TA.

Trial

Sites wishing to trial Möbius Assessment may choose between a free evaluation (individual guest access on the public server) or a pilot - a private instance set up for that university with multiple instructors, ability to test with students, testing of LTI integration to the VLE.  Please contact Chest Help to arrange

Mobius

Product Information

Supplier Details

Licensor: Digital Education, dba DigitalEd, an Ontario, Canada based company with offices at 615 Kumpf Drive, Waterloo, ON, N2V 1K8, Canada.

Product Description

Möbius Assessment - STEM courses have their own requirements when it comes to automated assessment, and Möbius Assessment was designed specifically to meet those needs. Offering standard maths notation, sophisticated plotting, free-response maths questions, intelligent grading of responses, and more, Möbius Assessment provides everything you need to take full advantage of automated assessment in your maths-based courses.

Useful Resources

Student Performance Increased When Courses Moved Online

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Faculty at the University of Manchester wanted a tool to support their new distance learning approach and make the delivery of a fully-online course a reality. The school adopted Möbius Assessment to address the critical assessment and testing portion of a Master of Science online course. Learn how student performance and engagement increased after course worksheets were converted to assignments in Möbius Assessment. Learn more

Custom Content Leads to College-wide Adoption of Möbius Assessment.

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The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Birmingham needed a solution to meet their objective of providing consistent and immediate feedback for students. Dr. Nicola Wilkin, Senior Lecturer, also wanted a tool that would help level the playing field for students with different qualifications and educational backgrounds. See how Möbius Assessment increased student focus on conceptual knowledge, provided connections between multiple representations, and helped develop advanced mathematical thinking.  Learn more.

New Testing Approach Improves Long-Term Knowledge Retention (Sweden)

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Ola Hammarsten, a professor in the Clinical Chemistry Department at Gothenburg University, wanted to implement a new testing approach for his medical students to improve understanding of key concepts and long-term knowledge retention. Find out how after being introduced to Möbius Assessment led to improved student focus and helped support their ability to learn and remember key concepts. Learn more.

Whitepaper: Challenges and Solutions in Automated STEM Assessment

  • Examine how Möbius Assessment enables science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educators to fully leverage automated assessment
  • Learn how educators are using Möbius Assessment to consolidate student understanding, support self-directed learning, give instructors more time to focus on other teaching tasks, and make it easier to manage growing class sizes
  • Explore features of Möbius Assessment that are designed to meet the specialised needs of STEM courses

Read the full whitepaper here.

DigitalEd for Digital Education, Matthew Lynch - The TECH Edvocate

As education continues to evolve to meet the needs of a fast-paced world, digital education and the associated assets are transitioning from luxury to necessity. Modern digital tools are able to deliver education that rivals classroom education in quality, while improving accessibility and efficiency. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses present more of a challenge due to the complexity of materials, but tools are evolving and the technology has improved in leaps and bounds. Read the full article.

Service and Support

Trial

Sites wishing to trial Möbius Assessment may choose between a free evaluation (individual guest access on the public server) or a pilot - a private instance set up for that university with multiple instructors, ability to test with students, testing of LTI integration to the VLE.  Please contact Chest Help to arrange

Product Documentation

Documentation is provided as pdf's and may be downloaded from the DigitalEd Support page

Training and Training Materials

Available from the DigitalEd Support page

Technical Support

DigitalEd will provide telephone advice and support to the nominated technical Contact and/or his/her Deputy at Licensed Institutions during normal business hours. DigitalEd support can be contacted at:

Phone: 01223 828989

Fax: 01223 828990 

Email: support@digitaled.com, help@maplesoft.com

Response time for initial enquiries will be within 2 working days.

Supplier Web Address

Supplier home page: www.digitaled.com

System releases, new versions and functionality:

New releases, versions and functionality are included.

Terms and Conditions

The Chest Order, together with the Licence Terms and Conditions, and any exceptions listed below, create a legally binding contract between your institution, organisation or company and the Licensor. Therefore please read the terms and conditions carefully and only submit a Chest Order if its terms and conditions are acceptable to your institution, organisation or company and you have the authority to make the financial commitment shown.

Licence Type

This Site licence is subject to the terms and conditions for the Standard Chest Licence for Software.

Copying of the Software is allowed in accordance with the terms and conditions for the Standard Chest Licence for Software.

Termination Clauses

At the end of the agreement period sites must remove the Maple and /or Maple T.A. software, along with any add-ons, from their systems.

Location and Use Permissions

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

The use of the Product for the administration and management of the Licensee’s educational and research operations is permitted under this Licence.

Personal Licences

Personal licences are not available under this Agreement.

Products and Pricing

Prices are in GBP £ and exclude VAT.

In the UK prices are based on size of institutions using Jisc Bands:

Site size

Jisc Band

Large 1-4 and all Research Councils
Medium 5A, 5B, 6
Small 7-8
Very small 9-10
Associate Sites Variable on request

In the Republic of Ireland universities and third Level colleges have been placed in similar bands based on their full time equivalent student numbers. See: Ireland Price Bands.

Licences commence for 3 years from the date of countersignature of the licence by DigitalEd.

Pricing is fixed for three years of a site's licence and for the first three years of the agreement. However, Maplesoft has a right of review of pricing three years in to the agreement; in this case prices may rise but by no more than compound inflation.

There are two fees to pay, a Chest fee and a Supplier Fee for Site Licences.  The Supplier Fee is the total cost of the software being ordered. 

Supplier Fee - there are two products with a site licence:

  • Möbius Assessment for all Licensor campuses in the UK and Republic of Ireland
  • Möbius Assessment for a Licensor overseas campus outside the UK and Republic of Ireland (on-site use only)

Chest Fee is £300 per annum for each of the three years of a three-year licence, or a single one-off payment per Licence of £810.

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