Converting an already existing account to an educational plan: is it possible?

  • 14 July 2021
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I have a personal account (still a free plan), so I have subscribed with my own email address.

Now I work as an educator for a Company eligible of the Education Plan, and have an email of that Company.

Can I convert my existing plan to the educational one, so that I keep my existing board? How?

Do I have to change the email address of the account before applying?

Thank you!


Best answer by Robert Johnson 14 July 2021, 20:06

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@Robert Johnson again: thank you very much! 

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I think I can do the opposite if/when I no longer work for that Company: moving to another plan.

That should work - just note that given the 3 active board limit in the Free Plan, if your Education Plan is downgraded back to Free, any more than than 3 will become read-only. Also, if you have any boards set to “private”, i.e., “Anyone at [TEAM NAME] → No access, those boards will become “locked” and you would have to manually update all of those board’s Share settings back to “Team access” → Can edit.

Another quick way to move boards from a Free Plan team into a paid/Education Plan team would be to:

  1. Set the Free Plan team board’s Share settings to “Anyone with the link → Can view”
  2. Open the board from your Education Plan
  3. Click on the board name/title (top left corner)
  4. and use the Duplicate action.
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Thank you @Robert Johnson I’ll have a look next days.

I think I can do the opposite if/when I no longer work for that Company: moving to another plan.

Is it?

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@IvanPsy - Miro will update the Free Plan team that is attached to a Miro account profile that is using your educational institution’s email address/domain, e.g., @school.tld.

There are a few ways to do this - the first one being the quickest.

Option #1 - Update your Miro account profile’s Email address



And now apply for the Miro Education Plan.


Option #2 - Create a new account

This option would work if you had boards in a Free Plan team of which you were not a Team Admin and therefore could not add a new member to in order to move boards out of that Free Plan team.

Here’s what you can do:

  1. Create a new Free Plan team using your @school.tld email address - for example, let’s call this new team the “Education Team”.
  2. At this point, you can apply for the Miro Education Plan, entering your @school.tld address. While you wait for approval, you can move your current Free Plan team boards to this new Free Plan team.
  3. Add your existing Miro account profile (e.g., as a member on that team. Once you do this, when signed in as your, you will see the Education Team in your Miro dashboard - we will move your boards to this team. To do this, right-click on the board and use the Move to account action and select the “Education Team” that you just created.

Once your application is approved, your @school.tld/Education Team will be upgrade a “Free Plan” to the “Education Plan”.